Bremerhaven tourist information.
Where the River Weser and the North Sea waters meet you will find Bremerhaven, the largest city on the German North Sea coast. Bremerhaven is a city at the seaport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is famous for its large harbour, which once was the biggest in Germany from where all the overseas ships left. In the tourism area Havenwelten Bremerhaven (Harbor Worlds) enjoy fantastic attractions and an exciting means of transferring knowledge in the Climate House Bremerhaven 8° East, in the National German Maritime Museum, in the Zoo at the Sea and in the German Emigration Center, awarded as „European Museum of the Year 2007“. The Havenwelten reaches to the bank of the Geeste River where you will find the Historical Museum and the Wencke-Dock, Germany’s oldest dry dock.
Bremerhaven has only a few historical buildings, and the high street and city centre are almost entirely post-war. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum), featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, and the historical harbour (Museumshafen) with a number of museum ships, such as the Type XXI U-boat Wilhelm Bauer, the Seute Deern, and the salvage tug Seefalke from 1924. Two gazebos can be found on top of the Atlantic Hotel Sail City and the Radar Tower. Another tourist spot is the Fischereihafen (fishing port) in Geestemünde which also houses an aquarium (the Atlanticum). The Lloyd-Werft shipyard is renowned for building and renovating large cruise liners, for example the Norway.
Bremen and Bremerhaven: two cities – one region
Technically part of Bremen, Bremerhaven is geographically separated and surrounded by the federal-state of Lower Saxony. The sister cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven delight visitors with their remarkable worlds of discovery, unusual maritime and historical attractions and sensational art and culture.