What does it feel like to leave one’s home behind and start a whole new life somewhere else?
In the German Emigration Center, you can follow the fate of an emigrant: the farewell from home; the passage and arrival in the New World. Elaborate reconstructions and multi-media stagings breathe life into the emigration.
Since the prize-winning experience museum’s expansion, you can now travel further into the interior of the USA. In a replica of New York Central Train Station, you can discover how emigrants settled down as immigrants in their new homeland, built up a home for themselves and where they found work.
In the adjacent annex building you can set off on a personal search for traces and, amidst everyday utensils, get to know 15 moving family stories of immigrants who had come to Germany since the 17th century.
Immigrants and emigrants united in the best European museum 2007.
Flyer German Emigration Center (German)
The German Shipping Museum is located directly by the Weser dyke promenade with the museum harbour. The collection comprises more than 500 ship models: be it magnificent sailing yachts, modern day tankers or the oldest boat on earth - in the area surrounding the German Shipping Museum, every seafarer can set off on a discovery tour!
Experience marine animals up close and personal:
With the unique specialisation in Nordic fauna, the theme zoo is among the most modern facilities in the whole of Europe. The location, directly on the Weser dyke allows unique integration of the large, nature-like zoo facilities into the natural ocean seascape.
The new North Sea aquarium delights visitors with its marine diversity - immerse yourself in a vividly-coloured underwater world!