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Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

1. Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

The German Emigration Center is Europe’s largest and most modern museum on the topic of migration. You can follow the paths of 7 million Europeans who left their homeland via the port of Bremerhaven, in search of a better life in the New World. You can even begin a search for your own ancestors using the museum's state-of-the-art research facilities. Your electronic boarding pass allows you to embark on a journey of 300 years of immigration and emigration history. Each iCard contains the story of an individual who emigrated to the New World. The iCard also activates many audio stations and interactive displays. Equipped with the iCard, you will embark on an unforgettable journey through time and experience the stories of the emigrants firsthand. At the quay, you will meet emigrants from various European countries. Learn about how they experienced an emotional moment of farewell and departure to an unknown country. Together with them you will then board a ship, getting a glimpse of life aboard three eras of passenger shipping, for example, onboard the ocean liner Columbus in 1929. Having arrived at the immigration station on Ellis Island, you now have to undergo an immigration test at the legal desk. With the entry permit in hand, you will continue your journey to Grand Central in New York. Here, you will learn more about the life of the emigrants in the New World. Dive deeper into the history and factors of migration as you experience the various exhibition halls. Once you have completed the journey and learned all about the emigration process, you can embark on a personal search for emigrated ancestors in the Family Research room. This service is free of charge, and a trained assistant will be there to help guide you through your own family's emigration history.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

2. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

Take an exciting day trip from to Heligoland, Germany's only island not in the vicinity of the mainland. Over 40 miles off the coast, the island is known for its spectacular red cliffs, upon which sit the white sands of sprawling dunes, surrounded by unspoiled nature. The boat departs from Hamburg early, with the ride lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Zip down the Elbe river and out onto the North Sea on a sleek, ultra-modern catamaran, passing the ports of Cuxhaven and Wedel. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, gazing out across the vast waters from the open-air deck, or from the comfortable cabin. A complimentary audio guide is available during the cruise, teaching you fun facts about the Elbe, Northern Germany, and the North Sea. Arriving on Heligoland, wander the stunning island for approximately 4 hours. Gaze out over the dunes and onto the north sea, before doing some shopping — all tax free because of the island’s duty-free laws. Soak in the idyllic charm of the area, before hopping back on to the comfortable boat for your trip back to Hamburg.

Cuxhaven: Beginner Crossbow Shooting Archery Course

3. Cuxhaven: Beginner Crossbow Shooting Archery Course

Discover the joy of crossbow shooting with this group archery class in Cuxhaven that is designed for beginner's. Have all the equipment that you need to hit your target and get a certificate for having passed the basic course at the end of your class. Meet your instructor at the activity provider's archery center and receive a safety briefing for shooting. Find out the dangers associated with the sport and learn about its health benefits. Follow your instructor's lead to get set up with the high-quality bracer, bow, and arrows. Shoot a targets that are 10 meters away and learn how many rings that you have shot. Listen as you instructor gives you tips on how to improve your hit pattern. Put your skills to the test with a mini competition to find out who is the best amateur shooter. Take home a certificate marking your crossbow achievements.

Bremerhaven: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

4. Bremerhaven: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Get to know the fabulous port city of Bremerhaven in a modern scavenger hunt walking tour. Compete in teams and complete fun tasks as you uncover the secrets of the city's harbor. Use GPS and radio to communicate and take part in an awards ceremony when you're finished. Start your experience at the Atlantic Hotel Bremerhaven where you'll join up in teams of at least 2 people. Pick up your GPS device to get going on the game. Get ready to encounter the city's famous port, and to be on the lookout for the geocaches that form part of the game. Use the radio to communicate with the event organizer as you complete the tasks. Have fun using public radio frequencies to co-ordinate where you may hear harbor workers on the same wavelength. Choose from 2 different routes to play your game. See that both travel through the most scenic parts of the harbor, with plenty of opportunities for photography, as well as for enjoying peace and tranquility away from the crowds. Complete your experience with an awards ceremony. Celebrate your achievement as well as knowing that you have explored Bremerhaven in a unique and fun way.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 145 reviews

It was extremely good and friendly organization and support in the museum. The exhibition is impressive in conveying the experiences, the individual fates of the emigrants through the centuries. As visitors, we were taken very closely into the experience. Important and good, however, is also the discussion, the look at immigrants and the questions about how we judge things politically. Strengthening the awareness that migration and migratory movements are something very normal in human history, for different reasons, and that the earth is there for all of us. The food in the restaurant was very tasty, but certainly not for every budget. Overall a very nice experience that we shared with our 15 year old grandson. For him, the search for our ancestors who emigrated and whose descendants he met at the big family reunions was very exciting

A great interactive museum with many touching insights. You walk in the footsteps of an emigrant assigned to you personally. Despite a 3-hour stay in the museum, there was far too little time for everything. The personal examination of the topic, as well as answering the questions in the extra area, must take place on the next visit! We will be back! For refreshment, there was delicious fish soup in the outdoor area of the restaurant... Although it is a popular and well-visited museum, it never felt overcrowded. Being there first thing in the morning at 10 a.m. is definitely a good tip. We can highly recommend it.

Had a lady from the service staff who was unfortunately very unfriendly, but the rest of the staff was friendly. The captain's announcements were way too quiet so that no information about the sights was received.

Punctual to the minute, very good organization, very friendly staff, good food & comfortable seats, 4 hours stay are enough to explore the island and still have a nice cup of coffee

A very creative setup with audio, visual and informative displays to engage the mind and help place you in the historical moment.