Bremerhaven is surrounded by Germany’s Lower Saxony state, yet it is not actually a part of it.
This is just one of the fascinating facts about the town that make it so interesting and such an important part of German history.
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Bremerhaven is probably best known for its enormous harbour which was once the biggest in all of Germany. At that time, this is where every ship sailing overseas left the country.
When visiting Bremerhaven there is plenty to see and do apart from the harbour (although this is an eye-opening place to visit if you want to see massive ships and containers being loaded and unloaded with seeming ease).
The Schifffahrtsmuseum (Museum of Sea Travel) is another excellent place to visit. You can even go aboard some of the shops that are housed here – including a submarine.
Next door to the Museum of Sea Travel is the Climate House. This is where visitors can travel (virtually) the 8 degrees longitude line. Another interesting and hear rending museum is the Deutsches Auswandererhaus (the German Emigration Centre).
If you don’t have much time to spare but still want to enjoy an hour or so out, why not visit Zoo am Meer? It’s the smallest public zoo in Germany!
Cruises to Bremerhaven
Sorry, no ferry routes can be found to Bremerhaven.
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