Saturday, August 18, 2018

BOOMTOWN BREMERHAVEN. A complete guide.

Last week, I've guided you through Bremen, Germany's smallest Federal States consisting of only two relatively small cities: Bremen and its exclave Bremerhaven, located about 60 km up North where the river Weser empties into the North Sea.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Seute Deern
Let me introduce you right away to one of Bremerhaven's greatest attractions, the Seute Deern (which in Low German means Sweet Girl), world's last cargo sailing ship made entirely of wood.
Today, this fine lady houses a museum and a lovely restaurant.

Which, by the way, was the main reason to build Bremerhaven in the first place: The direct access to the North Sea.

After a changeful history, today the city is almost secretly evolving into a Boomtown.


Past Tense


The city of Bremen, that was part of the Hanse association since 1358, was gaining its wealth from commerce and trade which at that time was mostly proceeded by ships. The Hanse was a coalition of up to 200 cities with the main purpose of protecting trade routes e. g. against pirating.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven RAU IX
One of Bremerhaven's unique highlights are definitely the ships at the old harbor. Here to the left is the whaler RAU IX from 1939.

Since the city was built on the shores of the river Weser without direct access to the ocean, in 1827 the mayor, Mr. Johann Smidt, decided that Bremen needed a harbor - a 'Haven' (a fine example how close the German and English languages are, by the way). He bought a piece of land from the Kingdom of Hannover (today the Federal State Lower Saxony) where the Dutch engineer Jacobus Johannes van Ronzelen designed a city that was quickly constructed between 1827 till 1830. Bremen's Haven was built - and eventually renamed into Bremerhaven.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Statue  Johann Smidt
Mr. Johann Smidt, Bremen's mayor from 1821 to his death in 1857, commissioned the construction of Bremen's port that eventually became the city of Bremerhaven.

Especially the increase of emigration to the New World brought Bremerhaven lots of work and money - the cargo now was not only beer or coffee or commodity anymore, they got human freight: Between 1830 and 1971, about 7 million people left Europe via the port of Bremerhaven - even more than through the much bigger city of Hamburg.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Statue Die Auswanderer
This sculpture called Die Auswanderer, emigrants, is standing on the shore of the river Weser and remembers the seven million passing through this port.
I appreciate the traditional gender relation: While father determinedly leads his loved ones to unknown shores and into an insecure future, mother looks back in distress thinking, shucks, I hope I did unplug the iron.

While the money from the living freight was initially made in Bremerhaven, with the construction of the railway in 1862, the passengers had quicker and easier access to the ships and did not need to wait right next to the docks. Hence, they now waited in the city of Bremen - and spent their money rather there.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Auswandererhaus
What today is part of Bremerhaven's University used to be the Auswandererhaus, housing waiting rooms for passengers waiting for their passage.

Serving as Bremen's port, most trades were about building and maintenance of ships. Another important industrial sector was deep-sea fishing and processing of the catch in factories.
None of these jobs were somewhat glamorous or bohemian; Bremerhaven has had a rather hard-working, proletarian population.

Withal, the city had some pretty rich moments: In spring 1948, 23,000 boxes containing almost six billion freshly printed Deutschmark-bills had crossed the Atlantic and arrived in Bremerhaven, guarded by the US-Army. It was the time of the post-war monetary reform, Germany got its new currency.
Since the Bremerhavians are good eggs, they didn't keep this fortune for themselves but shared it with the rest of the republic which was actually founded only the following year.


First bills after the monetary reform - printed in the USA and brought to Bremerhaven.
(Photo: Alliierte Militärbehörde in Deutschland, DM-1948-eine, cropped to 7:5, CC0 1.0)

Talking 'bout the US-Army - in 1958, there was a glorious moment as a King arrived in Bremerhaven: On October 1, troop freighter ‚General Randall' docked in Bremerhaven, bringing American soldiers to do their military service in Germany. And among them was him, the King, Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley!





Although he continued to one of the US military bases in South Germany the very same day, there is still a plaque on the pier remembering this notable event as Mr. Presley set foot on German soil for the first time.


"This is where Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll, went ashore"
(Photo: Dörte Behrmann)

Present Tense


By the way, today, at the same spot, there are many setting foot on German soil since this is the spot where huge cruise liners are docking. Bremerhaven is getting really big in the cruising industry.

As a matter of fact, Bremerhaven is getting pretty big in general: After having been kind of Bremen's backyard for the longest time, the city has been booming recently. The old - and old-fashioned - shipping industry changed dramatically over the past decades; not for the better. Bremerhaven's answer is the quarter Havenwelten that's been constructed in the area of the old and the new harbor - including elegant apartments, big shopping malls, fantastic museums, luxurious hotels, and a posh yacht harbor.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Yachthafel
The yacht harbor is adding even more glitz and glamour to the Havenwelten, Bremerhaven's booming neighborhood.

It's amazing that all the superlatives the Federal Country of Bremen has to offer are to be found in this often neglected exclave:

Bremerhaven's container wharf is five kilometers / three miles long - world's longest container wharf at one stretch. There is space for 120,000 cars which probably also makes it world's largest parking lot; and probably the best guarded, too. Visiting is only possible on a guided tour (see the HafenBus below) and you have to bring your ID or passport and taking pictures is forbidden.


Another claim to fame: Being the capital of fish fingers.
(Photo: Superbass, Fishfinger classic frozen 1, cropped to 7:5, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Things are still quite fishy in Bremerhaven: It is world's largest producer of fish fingers. Frozen Fish International is producing 1.5 billion fish fingers per year.

And then there is the Museum Harbor with amazing historic ships and the Emigration Center with its prize-winning exhibition and....hey, you know what - let me take you on a grand tour of this small city.


Present Perfect  


It's possible that you arrive by a cruise liner. But it's probable that you get there by regional train from e. g. Bremen. A walk from the station to the center is nor long neither very scenic so you might consider taking e. g. bus #505 to this tour's first stop which is the Historisches Museum, the historic museum.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Historisches Museum
"So how long will it take to build this port that has to connect Bremen with the Northern Sea?" Mayor Johann Smidt negotiating with Jacobus Johannes van Ronzelen - now at the Historic Museum.

So we start our visit at the Historisches Museum, the Historic Museum, where you get to know Bremerhaven's entire history and development over the epochs.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Historisches Museum
Fish has been one of Bremerhaven's most important trades. A typical fish store can be visited at the museum, too.

There are many interesting pieces, there is a huge ship for the technophiles, there are a cooper workshop and a fish store. There are photographs and a movie showing film clips on different topics. It's very educational and pretty entertaining at the same time - and certainly a great place to visit with kids.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Historisches Museum
There are many historic exhibits from different epochs at the museum: After the war, the US had to help with food and other goodies. While the entire North West of Germany - including the coastline - was the British zone, the US had demanded access to the ocean and got Bremen and its exclave Bremerhaven. This is also the reason why these two cities form a Federal State within the Federal State of Lower Saxony.

Historisches Museum Bremerhaven
An der Geeste
27570 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 - 471 - 30 81 60
Email: info@historisches-museum-bremerhaven.de

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. and entrance is free.


From the museum, walk across the Alte Geestebrücke and continue on Fährstraße* to the Theodor Heuss Platz, a square where you are greeted by a - literally - great man: Mr. Johann Smidt, Bremen's mayor who commissioned the construction of Bremerhaven.

Note: In this article, I'm writing out some of the German names and places and you will notice that there are letters that might not exist in other languages.
First of all, there is the letter ß that exists only in the German alphabet and it's by no means a B - it's a 'sharp', double S as in kiss. When writing, you can actually replace it by a double S. 
Then there are three more vowels, ä being the easiest one since it's pronounced like an open e as in head. 
Ö and ü are tougher, ö being pronounced more or less like the e in her and ü as the u in huge.


There are also the city theater and the Kunstmuseum, Bremerhaven's art museum, at this square - but in all honesty, and this is coming from a huge art enthusiast, you do not miss out on much if you don't visit this venue or the Kunsthalle, the art gallery around the corner. Both entrances are adorned by sculptures by Jan Balkenhol - and these are actually the best pieces they have to offer.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Kunstmuseum
The painted lady on top of the art museum was donated in 2011 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the art association. Way back on the brick building, you can spot her male counterpart, standing there with the back against the wall since 1989.

Let's rather stick to the maritime attractions since they are definitely Bremerhaven's strong suit.


Walk one block to the Columbusstraße and cross to the imposing Maritime Museum: The most impressive is the Seute Deern (which in Low German means Sweet Girl), world's last cargo sailing ship made entirely of wood. She was built in 1919 in Gulfport/USA. Today, she houses a museum and a restaurant.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Seute Deern
The Sweet Girl sure is a beauty.

But there are many more ships to admire like a light vessel from 1909, a polar research vessel from 1867, or a submarine from 1945, the last days of WWII.

Seute Deern
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 - 471 - 41 62 64 (Restaurant)

The restaurant is open daily from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. and from 6 p. m. to 11 p. m.

The museum is open from 10 a. m. to 5.45 p. m.

Actually, all these wonderful antique ships are part of the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum - the three fs are not a typo, the word is a combination of Schiff, ship, and Fahrt, trip - the German Maritime Museum.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Bremer Kogge Bremen Cog
This medieval cog was built more than 600 years ago.

Till 2021, the museum is undergoing a major renovation, but some parts still can be visited like e. g. the Bremen cog, a wreck of a cog dated from 1380, found in 1962 in Bremen.

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 482 07 0
Email: info@dsm.museum

The museum is open daily from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. and while they are renovating, you pay what you wish.


Walking a bit further up north, you reach the shopping mall Mediterraneo which tries to inspire the shopaholics with - you've guessed so - a Mediterranean atmosphere. If you prefer to shop in a regular atmosphere, just cross the pedestrian bridge to the mall Columbus Center on the other side of the street.


However, I'd recommend you stay on this side and pay the exhibition behind the Mediterraneo a visit: It's the Klimahaus, the climate house.


Experience a lagoon in Samoa....
(Photo: Marcus Meyer/Klimahaus)

Opened in 2009 by no less than Sir Bob Geldof, this venue is far more than some museum. It is a unique space where you can experience the climate, the weather, the change and development of world's climate. While we always rather focus on the latitude, these clever people introduce the longitude, namely 8° East where also Bremerhaven is located; but also Switzerland, Niger, Antarctica, Samoa, Alaska and more. You can actually experience each one of these individual climate zones.


....and go camping in Antarctica on the same day.
(Photo: David Farcas/Klimahaus)

Visiting the Klimahaus should be on every Bremerhaven visitor's to-do-list.

Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° Ost 
Am Längengrad 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 90 20 30-0
Email: info@klimahaus-bremerhaven.de

The Klimahaus is open daily from 9 a. m. to 7 p. m. (weekends from 10 a. m.)


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven SAIL city
Bremerhaven at its best: Behind the sail ships, you can spot the egg-shaped building of the Klimahaus and the sail-shaped tower of the SAIL City.

The next attraction is actually a posh 4* Atlantic Hotel. The building, the SAIL City, is designed in the shape of a blown sail and stands 140 meters/460 feet tall. Being the city's tallest building, there is an observation deck on the 20th and 21st floor. Even if you are not a guest, for 3 €uro - very well spent - you can still go up in Summer between 9 a. m. and 9 p. m. and from October to March vom 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. and enjoy a fantastic view - on some days actually all the way to the North Sea.


Crossing the bridge Alter Hafen, originally built in 1851, you get to another fascinating exhibition, the Deutsches Auswandererhaus, the Germany Emigration Center; by the way, initially the main reason for my visit to Bremerhaven - little did I know how many more attractions were expecting me.

Everybody knows Ellis Island and knows that it was the designated destination of a journey full of hardship and hope. But hardly anybody seems to care what all these people went through before finally arriving on the American east coast.


Waiting on the pier for the big adventure: If you stand close to these passengers, they actually tell you their story: Where they come from and what made them leave their home.
(Photo: Jürgen Howaldt, AuswandererhausBremerhaven 05, cropped to 7:5, CC BY-SA 2.0 DE)


People travelling third class did not have it very comfortable. To underline their hardship, you actually hear them getting seasick and throwing up. These museum-people really gave their best - no wonder they were awarded Europe's best museum in 2007.
(Photo: Jürgen Howaldt, AuswandererhausBremerhaven 08, cropped to 7:5, CC BY-SA 2.0 DE)

This is very well sketched in the fantastic, award-winning exhibition. After all, between 1830 and 1974, seven million people went to new shores via the port of Bremerhaven. More than through the much larger city of Hamburg.

Most of these people came from Eastern Europe or from Southern Germany and before continuing across the ocean, they had to wait for their ship to be ready; sometimes for days.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Deutsches Auswanderermuseum
At the museum's restaurant, you can read what the passengers from the very different countries used to eat and which food they brought with them for their long journey.

From these passengers, no matter how poor, money was rolling in. In 1857, the Norddeutscher Lloyd was founded, importing goods from America and exporting emigrants. There were even recruiters sent out drumming up customers by promising them a great future across the ocean. But as a matter of fact, reasons to leave Europe into an insecure future were as varied and individual as the passengers themselves.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Deutsches Auswanderermuseum
Every visitor is supplied with a boarding pass following the destiny of one of the emigrants. This brings the stories - and history - really alive.

I cannot spare you a last fun fact: In 1885, a certain Friedrich Trump from Kallstadt, today located in Rhineland-Palatinate, migrated via Bremerhaven to the United States of America, probably to evade military service. He lived the American dream: In 2017, his grandson had become President.

Deutsches Auswandererhaus
Columbusstraße 65 D
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 90 22 0 – 0
Email: info@dah-bremerhaven.de


The museum is open daily from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. from March till October and from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. from November to February.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Weser
Somewhere beyond the sea....actually, this is still the river Weser, getting ready to become an ocean a couple of miles further up.

No visit to a harbor would be complete without a boat cruise, right?! At the bridge next to the Auswandererhaus, you can hop on board one of the launches and off you go on a one hour cruise through the industrial harbor.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Tugboats on the Weser
Tugboats on the river Weser that empties into the North Sea.

Let me tell you, you'll feel pretty small in your nutshell gliding next to the ocean liners, the tugboats, pontoon cranes, and wharves.

There are daily trips, but the schedule varies with the seasons, so please check their website for convenient hours.

HaRuFa Maritime Tourismus GmbH 
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 4
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 41 58 50
Mail: kontor@hafenrundfahrt-bremerhaven.de


If you want to see the industrial harbor - and you should since it's very impressive: There is space for 120.000 cars, but they are not remaining there for long. More than 1,400 car freight ships are coming to Bremerhaven every year, carrying 2.3 million cars. Oh yes, and there are bananas and other stuff, too.
So if you want to see all this but don't feel like going on a boat trip, you can take a tour by the HafenBus, the HarborBus, which doesn't take you as close to the ships as the boat tour, but you get really close to the heavy machinery onshore - and that's amazing, take it from me.

The tour takes two hours and you can board the bus at three stops: At the Schaufenster Fischereihafen (Window Fishery Harbor), in front of the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum (see above) and at the Zoo (see below).

Get your tickets - and extended information of any kind, for that matter - at the tourist office

Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH 
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 80 93 61 00
Email: touristik@erlebnis-bremerhaven.de

There are daily trips, but the schedule varies with the seasons, so please check their website for convenient hours.


Did I just mention the zoo? Yes, there is a zoo in Bremerhaven, and it's a reversed superlative: Being home to 800 animals from 107 species, it is Germany's smallest scientifically managed zoo.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Zoo am Meerbye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Zoo am Meer
These stone walls protect visitors against the polar bears - or maybe the polar bears against some visitors.

However, its scientific achievements are amazing: Whether the breeding of spectacled penguins, gannets, or seals - they are doing a great job. Their greatest achievement is probably the breeding of polar bears: Since 1935, 29 ice bears were born here which makes the zoo a leading institution in this field.

Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 7
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: + 49 - 471 - 308 41 41
Email: info@zoo-am-meer-bremerhaven.de


Is it too much? Do you just want to relax? No problem: You can go on a relaxing walk or cycle on the levees along the river Weser or just sit on a bench and enjoy life.

And life is very enjoyable in Bremerhaven!


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Deich
A serene moment.

Future Perfect Tense


I guess you'll agree that there is a lot to do in Bremerhaven and even half of these activities cannot be done in just one day.
So why not spend the night and reboot at a really nice hotel located right between all these wonderful places?!

The Liberty Hotel opened just recently in February 2018 and it is a really special place. First of all, the architect outdid himself to match the building perfectly with the harbor. It looks like a huge ship and sleeping next to the water, you really feel like being on board a luxury cruise liner.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Hotel Liberty
Sleeping next to the water actually feels like being on a cruise.

Located right next to the Emigration Center, its name refers cleverly to Lady Liberty - waiting for the tired and the poor....you know the drill.
You can have dinner at the restaurant Mulberry Street and a drink at the New York Bar located on the fifth floor overlooking the harbor.
But there is also another treat waiting for you up there: Their clean and beautiful SPA where you can relax on a deckchair - inside or on the balcony, too.


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Hotel Liberty
Fun colorful deck chairs to relax after your schwitz.

bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Hotel Liberty
I prefer.....hearty food.

After a generous breakfast, you'll be ready to explore what the city has to offer or you just enjoy the view from your balcony....


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Hotel Liberty
....by day....


bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Bremerhaven Hotel Liberty
.....or by night.


The Liberty Hotel
Columbusstrasse 67
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 - 471 - 90 22 40
Email: info@liberty-bremerhaven.com



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Disclaimer:



View of the iconic old lighthouse from 1854 from the balcony
of the Liberty Hotel from 2018.
I was very lucky to have been invited by the Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH to stay at the recently opened Liberty Hotel

They also supported my blogger trip by supplying me with information, a tour with the HafenBus, the HarborBus, and arranged a visit to the Auswandererhaus, the German Emigration Center.

However, all opinions on these services are mine and weren't by any means influenced by my cooperation partner.

33 comments:

  1. Nice Blog well written very informative

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  2. This is a cool post, so well organized and very well researched. Its interesting to have a harbour that doesn't lead to the ocean..but I guess we have those too. The hotel that looks like a luxury cruise ship is however...now on my list.!!

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  3. I recently visited Graceland and learned a lot about Elvis' time in Germany so it's cool to see now exactly where he first stepped foot into the country. I'd like to take a picture where that plaque is lol!

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  4. So imagine it, Bremen does have something else than Werder :D Really cool, i find out some cool information in you blog.

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  5. Thank you for telling us that Bremen is in Germany in your 1st sentence! Interesting to learn how Bremerhaven got its name. What a fun fact that Elvis Presley did his military service here.

    It’s great that the industrial town of Bremerhaven is using its harbor asset to fuel a transformation to a tourism hub for cruise ships, museums and upscale apartments, hotels and shipping. Looks like there are many great attractions here – zoo, maritime museums, climate house and more.

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  6. Wow! This is really a complete guide!
    So, the capital of fish sticks. I didn't know about that and found all your information really helpful! Thank you!

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  7. I love how your organize your story!!! your point of view is even more understandable and you've prove that Bremerhaven is a charming must visit place <3

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  8. Sounds like building the haven was a genius bit of civil planning. Bremer wouldn't be half the city it is today without it. I love the climate house too.

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  9. I love how you start with the past tense and arrive at the future perfect. Since I am an ardent history lover, the best part for me was how Bremerhaven got its name. So interesting! And to imagine this is also the capital of fish fingers. Wow!

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  10. Museums are the best way to know a city. Good to know about your visit to Historisches Museum.So rich with history. I liked the location of the bar, what a view it must be from there.

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  11. So much detail! Thanks for all your tips, looks like a fabulous place to visit!

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  12. Ok, first of all I’ve never heard of the city of Bremen but it has such a cool history. You’ve certainly packed a lot of information into this article. The Klimahaus looks like a pretty fascinating place with amazing diaramas and such. I’d definitely enjoy experiencing that. It seems like Bremen has some pretty interesting and well put together museums. I like how they’ve embraced the water and it seems like life there truly has a focus on the water and all it entails.

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  13. I've been to Bremerhaven once before but clearly I need to go again! There's so much to do there. I'd love to visit the museums and the Klimahaus. The Liberty hotel looks lovely too.

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  14. Looks cool... I am ot sure when to visit Germany again BUT I will keep this destination in Mind. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I really found this post so interesting and enjoyable to read. You covered the history and development of this port city so well. Love the museums and found the Climate House quite fascinating. Would love to visit some day.

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  16. I would love to visit the zoo and learn more about the breeding of polar bears. Do you get to see the ‘nursery’? I think I could sit and watch them all day!

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  17. Bremen and Bremerhaven seem like they hold so much rich history and culture. I would love to visit that museum and shipyard.

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  18. Looks like quite a historical place! I've never heard of it actually, but now I know it's probably where our fish fingers come from lol. I actually call them fish sticks :)

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  19. The museums looks incredible, I think I would spend so much time in there. The Klimahaus sounds like my first stop though.

    Jackie

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  20. Oh so those are old ships at the Bremerhaven port. I kinda thought how nice it is that there is no dock. haha silly me.

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  21. I like how Bremenhaven got its name. So cool that Germany’s new currency arrived here and Elvis too! I love fish fingers so it would be cool to eat them there. I did the 40 below room in Alaska so I would love to try out the Klimahaus! This seems like a really cool and different city to visit!

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  22. Thanks for the mini history lesson! I always find it so much easier to appreicate places knowing their background and story. The boat cruise sounds lovely too and must be a fantastic alternative to seeing the city. Also didn't know fish fingers were a thing! Guess I'll have to visit to have a taste now!

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  23. This looks like a very interesting place, full of history! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. I love that it is by the water, and the boats are so pretty! It seems like it is full of history, too. So fun!

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  25. That's so very much my kind of city. I grew up on the coast, and anything maritime still has me captivated. You always share such fascinating pieces of information, even if you have given me totally inappropriate cravings for fish fingers right this minute. The hotel looks rather wonderful too. I had no idea about Trump!

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  26. I love that it is such a mix of old and new, combining luxuries of modern day with such interesting history. Such an incredible array of things to do and corners to explore!

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  27. What a great post! I love all of your photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love all the information in this post! Sounds like a fascinating city, and the climate museum sounds super cool!

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  29. Love your complete guide to travel to Bremen! The city has so many fascinating things to offer, and the history of the city is also quite fascinating.

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  30. Th thoroughly enjoyed reading this guide. The blend of historical perspective with the present day scenarios is very refreshing. Surprised to learn that Bremerhaven is the world's largest producer of fish fingers. And those lagoons are so inviting!

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  31. Bremerhaven sounds like a really interesting city. There is certainly a lot of history there. I'd definitely want to visit the German Immigration Center. That museum seems really interesting.

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  33. Wow. Thats a thorough guide. Loved the pictures and museum. And this place seems to have such a rich history too. Would love to check out those old styles ships too!

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