Hamburg -Bremerhaven – Full Day excursion from Hamburg
Bremerhaven, literally means “Bremen’s harbour” and is a city at the seaport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a state of the Federal Republic of 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. As possibly the most critical North Sea base of the Nazi War Navy, the Kriegsmarine, most of the city was destroyed in the allied air bombing of Bremen in World War II. 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.
Find out when your ancestors left Europe – and on which ship!” – Visit the German emigration Center in Bremerhaven
The German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven is situated on a historic site in the New Harbor, which opened in 1852 and was the departure point for approximately 1.2 million emigrants to the New World by 1890. The New Harbor was adjacent to the Old Harbor (Alter Hafen), the Imperial Harbors (Kaiserhäfen) and the Columbus Wharf, all departure points for the 7.2 million emigrants who sailed for the New World from Bremerhaven.
By relating emigration and immigration in the past and the present the German Emigration Center has become the first migration museum in Germany. In 2007 the German Emigration Center won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award for its innovative exhibition concept.
Visit the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven
Already the imposing ships make the long trip to the DSM worthwhile: the Hanseatic cog of 1380 – discovered at the bottom of the River Weser and rescued only through a restoration process of many decades –, the boat fleets dating from the Middle Ages to the present, and the deep-sea and coastal fleets in the museum harbor. These vessels join the ship models and navigation instruments, the weapons and apparatuses and many other originals to recount the suspenseful history of German shipping in times of war and peace.
Or have a short visit of the city of Stade
Where ships were unloaded a long time ago, goods weighed and with duties paid lay waiting for the next stage of the journey, today we find small shops, cosy pubs and cafés with inviting summer terraces on the water. The Hansa harbor in the heart of the picturesque Old Town continues to maintain its traditional ties to water and shipping. The charming half-timbered town of Stade offers many interesting sights.
Meet your private English speaking guide accompanying you for the
day- excursion to Bremerhaven and Stade
11:00 – 13:00
Visit of the impressive German Emigration Center
We suggest a lunch either at the museum or at a fabulous fish restaurant at the port of the city.
14:30 – 16:30 Visit of German Maritime Museum
17:00 – 19:00 Return to Hamburg
14:30- 16:00 Ride to city of Stade
16:00- 18:00 Visit of the city of Stade
18:00- 19:00 Ride back to Hamburg
Overnight in Hamburg