Bremerhaven is the seaport of the free city and federal state of Bremen, Germany. It is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham.
Bremerhaven has only a few historical buildings, and the high street and city centre are almost exclusively post-war. The main attractions for tourists are the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum) on the historical harbour with many museum ships.
The Lloyd-Werft shipyard is renowned for building and renovating large cruise liners, for example the Norway. The fishing port also houses an aquarium (the Atlanticum). The zoo reopened on 27 March 2004, after a lengthy renovation. It features Arctic wildlife, both terrestrial and marine. Attractions include the Klimahaus, simulating travel adventure along the 8th line of longitude.
Every five years Sail Bremerhaven is held, a large sailing convention that attracts tall ships from all over the world. The last time it was held was in 2005, coinciding with Sail Amsterdam.
Things to See & Do
* German Emigration Center
* Columbus Centre
* German Maritime Museum
* Fishing Port
* Bremerhaven zoo
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 78.86 km²
Population – 120,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49
Port Location – The Cruise ship terminal is located on the outskirts of Bremerhaven.
Transport Links - Bremerhaven has its own airport, with regular connections to surrounding islands. The nearest bigger airport is in Bremen.
The train station is located in central Bremerhaven. Trains arrive from throughout Germany via Bremen with Deutsch Bahn as well as with EVB from Hamburg via Buxtehude.