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"We visit Bremerhaven for a week now soon in the summer holidays! And we would like to know what is a must if you are in Bremerhaven. Where there are close to the most beautiful beach where you can eat very good regional cuisine? Where you can drink delicious cocktails? And above all there is a secret that you have to try. Maybe a bit off the typical tourist routes !!! Many Thanks! K. Tönnissen" (posted 06/17/2015)

Question # 1: A must is the Emigration Center and the Maritime Museum. Question No. 2: The beach in Cuxhaven and is in Spanien.Wenn you have a dog, there is an extra Strand.Man mus half an hour by car driving. Question No. 3: Div. Seafood restaurants in the Shop Window Fishery Harbor, to Piping castle in Sievern (20min.mit car), Seaside, right on the dike question No.4: Lloyds, right on the dike (Old Harbour) and the Bodega directly in downtown Question No.5: barbecues Weser lido (every Wednesday from 18.00 clock), who like swimming goes, must go to the new seawater wave pool I hope we could weiterhelfen.Mit Sincerely Fam necessarily to Dorum. Brömmer
Answer provided by Karola Brömmer on 06/18/2015
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A must are the Havenwelten the Klimahaus. Real sandy beaches, there are directly in Bremerhaven nicht.Da is Cuxhaven geeigneter.Sehr delicious food there is in the Havenwelten restaurant Pier 6 and in various restaurants in the fishing port (eg Natusch). Delicious cocktails in Cafe Lloyds back to Havenwelten. The food there is also very good and plentiful.
Answer provided by Elisabeth Kexel on 06/18/2015
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- Visit to the international ports - visit Auswanderhaus term - visit Climate House - Museum Haven - Haven fishing - excursion to Cuxhaven - East Frisian Islands - Altes Land - Hamburg
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  • German Emigration Center
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    German Emigration Center

    The German Emigration Center (German: Deutsches Auswandererhaus) is a museum located in Bremerhaven, Germany dedicated to the history of German emigration, especially to the United States. It is Europe's largest theme museum about emigration. Visitors can experience the emigration process through interactive exhibits. The museum also provides access to databases of immigration records.

    The museum opened on August 8, 2005.

  • German Shipping Museum
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    German Shipping Museum

    The German Shipping Museum (German: Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community. The main museum building was opened on 5 September 1975 by then-president Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971. In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was found in the Weser river in the 1960s, was presented to the public after undergoing a lengthy process of conservation in a large preservative-filled basin.

    The museum consists of the building planned by Hans Scharoun as well as several museum ships in the Old Harbour of Bremerhaven, including the Seute Deern windjammer and the Wilhelm Bauer U-boat.

  • German Shipping Museum
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    German Shipping Museum

    The German Shipping Museum (German: Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community. The main museum building was opened on 5 September 1975 by then-president Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971. In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was found in the Weser river in the 1960s, was presented to the public after undergoing a lengthy process of conservation in a large preservative-filled basin.

    The museum consists of the building planned by Hans Scharoun as well as several museum ships in the Old Harbour of Bremerhaven, including the Seute Deern windjammer and the Wilhelm Bauer U-boat.

  • German Emmigration Center
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    German Emmigration Center

    The German Emigration Center is a museum dedicated to the history of German emigration, especially to the United States. Visitors can experience the process of a historical emigration and there is a special children's section. The museum also provides access to databanks with immigration records.

    Hours: daily March - October, 10am - 6pm; November - February 10am - 5pm.

  • German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum)
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    German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum)

    The Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM) was founded in Bremerhaven in 1971 to replace the Museum of Marine Science in Berlin, which had been destroyed during World War II. Its task is to collect, record, research and present documents and artefacts pertaining to German maritime history. For this purpose, the DSM is equipped with laboratories and technical facilities for the examination, conservation and restoration of different types of water craft as well as other objects. It also houses a wide range of collections and a dedicated archive and specialist library with adjacent reading room.The museum consists of the building planned by Hans Scharoun as well as several museum ships in the Old Harbor of Bremerhaven, including the Seute Deern windjammer and the Wilhelm Bauer U-boat.

    Hours: April 1 to October 31 daily 10am - 6pm. November 1 to March 31 Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm (closed on Mondays). The ships in the museum's harbor can only be visited from April 1 to October 31.

  • Bremerhaven Radar Tower
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    Bremerhaven Radar Tower

    The Bremerhaven Radar Tower is a 106 metre reinforced concrete tower located in Bremerhaven, Germany. The tower, which was constructed between 1962 and 1965, accommodates numerous transmitting plants for maritime radio purposes, in addition to its radar equipment. A viewing platform is situated at the 60 metre level, and is accessible to the public.

    Unlike other transmitting towers, the Bremerhaven facility belongs to the Bremerhaven Water and Shipping department and not Deutsche Telekom AG or a broadcasting corporation.



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Bremerhaven Overview

Bremerhaven is the seaport of the free city and federal state of Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide), Germany. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony and is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham (Nordenham vacation rentals | Nordenham travel guide). Though a relatively new city, it has a long history as a trade port and today is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade.

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Bremerhaven has only a few historical buildings, and the high street and city centre are almost exclusively post-war. The main attractions for tourists are the German Emigration Center (since August 8, 2005) and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) on the historical harbour with many museum ships, such as the Type XXI U-boat Wilhelm Bauer, the Seute Deern (a three-masted sailing vessel), and the Hansekogge, a vintage ship dating from 1380. The Lloyd-Werft shipyard is renowned for building and renovating large cruise liners, for example the Norway. The fishing port also houses an aquarium (the Atlanticum). The zoo reopened on 27 March 2004, after a lengthy renovation. It features Arctic wildlife, both terrestrial and marine. Attractions include the Klimahaus, simulating travel adventure along the 8th line of longitude.

Every five years Sail Bremerhaven is held, a large sailing convention that attracts tall ships from all over the world. The last time it was held was in 2005, coinciding with Sail Amsterdam.

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More about the History of Bremerhaven

The town was founded in 1827, but there were settlements, such as Lehe, in the vicinity as early as the 12th century. These tiny villages were built on small islands in the swampy estuary. In 1381 the city of Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide) captured de facto rule at the lower Weser stream, including Lehe, later therefore called Bremerlehe. Early in 1653 Swedish Bremen-Verden's troops captured Bremerlehe by violence.

The Kingdom of Hanover founded a rival town next to Bremerhaven and called it Geestemünde (1845). Both towns grew and established the three economic pillars of trade, shipbuilding and fishing. Following inter-state negotiations at different times Bremerhaven's boundary was several times extended on the expense of Hanoveran territory. In 1924 Geestemünde and the neighbouring municipality of Lehe were united to become the new city of Wesermünde, and in 1939 Bremerhaven was removed from the jurisdiction of Bremen and made a part of Wesermünde, then a part of the Prussian Province of Hanover. Bremerhaven was one of the important harbours of emigration in Europe.

Today, Bremerhaven is part of the city-state of Bremen, practically being a state of two cities, while also a city in its own right. This is complicated somewhat by the fact the city of Bremen has owned the "overseas port" within Bremerhaven since 1927. Further complicating matters, a treaty between the two cities (as mentioned in Section 8 of Bremerhaven's municipal constitution) makes Bremerhaven responsible for the municipal administration of those parts owned directly by Bremen

Bremerhaven is the seaport of the free city and federal state of Bremen, Germany. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony and is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham. Though a relatively new city, it has a long history as a trade port and today is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade.

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