Bremerhaven is a medium-sized town in the state of Bremen, on the outer Weser in northwestern Germany. It is famous for its large harbour, one of the biggest in Germany for passenger traffic, apart from Hamburg. A political part of Bremen, Bremerhaven is geographically separated and surrounded by the federal-state of Lower Saxony.
Bremerhaven retains its function as an important international harbour covering large area north of the city, but Bremerhaven is also a city of modern science: several scientific institutions lead by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research are based in Bremerhaven.
It has a fine selection of museums, galleries, family activities, events and shopping making it an increasingly attractive tourist spot at German North Sea coast.
Bremerhaven can be reached from Bremen and Hamburg.
By planeYou might find reference in older works to an which was shut down in 2016. The nearest bigger airport is in Bremen. A big international airport is in Hamburg and if you are flying across the Atlantic, you will most likely arrive there or have a layover in Frankfurt airport.
The is located in central Bremerhaven. Trains arrive from throughout Germany via Bremen with Deutsche Bahn as well as withEVB from Hamburg via Buxtehude.
By carBremerhaven can easily reached by car from Bremen, via the A27 northbound, if you take exit 10 from the A27 you can follow the road directly to the Fishdock (Fischereihafen).
By boatA ferry Weserfähre serves the port from Nordenham.
Additionally, in summer season, numerous cruise ships dock...their passengers taking local tours of the city, or Bremen or Hamburg.
By camperFrom the A27 take exit 10. There are two special parking areas for mobile homes in the town, both are very good, one at the Fischkai (fish wharf) and the other at the Doppelschleuse (double ship lock) a 10-min walk from the town centre. Both places are signposted.
By busBremerhaven was one of the last German cities to lose its tramway and there are no plans of building one again, so for the most part you're limited to buses.
- Overseas Harbour with its big ships and the huge container and car storages.
SchifffahrtsmuseumIncludes entry into some ships and even a submarine. This must be one of the best ship museums around, not all models, they have examples of real ships including some pioneering designs. Well worth a visit.
Zoo am MeerIs the smallest public zoo in Germany
Deutsches AuswandererhausDedicated to the history of German emigration, especially to the United States.
- Take a harbour tour.
- Visit the Weser Lido which is located in the city center.
address: At 8 Degrees LongitudeVisitors can travel the virtual line of 8 degrees longitude in a single day and experience a wide variety of climate zones along the way. Be prepared to queue as this attraction is very popular once inside it can take you all day to see everything. Well worth a visit.
- A trip with the Weser-ferry Bremerhaven-Nordenham, enjoy the city-panorama.
MediterraneoThe newest shopping centre in Bremerhaven some nice shops to browse in, a nice setting.
address: The main shopping area of Bremerhaven is a wide pedestrian area with all the named shops you would expect to find in a German town C&A, Saturn, H&M, and some lesser-known shops. Never crowded it has a very relaxed atmosphere. You can also access the Columbus shopping centre from here, a little like a small American shopping mall complete with a food court
Schaufenster FischereihafenFor the excellent local seafood.
Paprika. Balkanphone: +49 471 200016address: Verdener Straße 21Good Balkan food: don't try the platter unless you are really hungry.
address: Am Fischbahnhof 1
address: An der Neuen Schleuse10-min walk into town. 30-min walk to the Fishdock. Power on most plots, Toilets, showers and water all available. 51 pitches (5 x 8 m); 12 pitches (6 x 9 m), power connection, service house with toilets, showers, unloading and supply station, waste disposal, daily bread delivery service by the Court Service, tourist Info terminal.
phone: +49 471 7 00 44 75address: Fischereihafen 1About a 30-min walk into the city centre. 47 pitches (5 x 8 m); power connection, service station with WC, showers, fresh water, disposal, holding separator (floor drain), waste disposal, daily bread delivery service.
phone: +49 471 30990-0address: Am Strom 1Next to the Climate House & Ship Museum.
phone: +49 471 9320-0address: Am Schaufenster 7In the Fishdock area, a 2-min walk away from some really good seafood restaurants. About a 20-min walk into the city centre.
phone: +49 471 309669-0address: Bürgermeister-Smidt-Straße 209