Historisches Museum Bremerhaven

Bremen & the East Frisian Coast

Displays exhibits on the history and development of Bremerhaven and the region, as well as temporary shows. An online emigration database (www.dad-recherche.de) based on passenger lists of Germans who sailed from Bremerhaven can be used for searching for ancestors. Located past the Kunstmuseum, on the opposite bank of the Geeste River.

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Nearby Bremen & the East Frisian Coast attractions

1. Kunstmuseum & Kunsthalle Bremerhaven


The permanent exhibition of paintings in the Kunstmuseum focuses on Weser artists; changing exhibitions are staged in the adjacent Kunsthalle. Located…

2. Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum

0.37 MILES

There are three floors of maritime exhibits here but the highlight is the reconstructed Bremer Hansekogge, a merchant boat from 1380 discovered during…

3. Technikmuseum U-Boot Wilhelm Bauer

0.38 MILES

An innovative diesel-electric submarine built in early 1945 as part of the Nazi war machine, this Unterseeboot never saw combat action and was scuttled at…

4. Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

0.56 MILES

This shiny, space-age museum offers a journey around the world along the longitudinal meridian 8° east, through climate zones in Switzerland, Italy, Niger…

5. Aussichts Platform

0.56 MILES

Atop the Sail City hotel, this 86m-high two-floor outdoor observation deck affords 360-degree views of Bremerhaven, the Weser, the North Sea and miles…

6. Deutsches Auswandererhaus

0.65 MILES

This spectacular museum stands on the spot where more than 7.2 million emigrants set sail for the US, South America and Australia between 1830 and 1942,…

7. Zoo am Meer

0.76 MILES

The Zoo am Meer isn’t spectacular on the face of things, but it enthrals kids, partly because the enclosures are cleverly built into one big artificial …

8. Schaufenster Fischereihafen

1.23 MILES

Situated a few kilometres south of Bremerhaven’s train station, this so-called ‘shop window to the fishing harbour’ is a former fish-packaging hall that's…