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View of Shipping Port. Bremerhaven Tourism
View of Shipping Port. Bremerhaven Tourism
Relaxing on Benches at Port Bremerhaven
Relaxing on Benches at Port Bremerhaven
Couple Walking Dog in Bremerhaven City
Couple Walking Dog in Bremerhaven City
Crowd at the Annual Bremerhaven Fishparty
Crowd at the Annual Bremerhaven Fishparty
Frontage of the Ship Museum in Bremerhaven
Frontage of the Ship Museum in Bremerhaven
Ship Harbour Museum. Bremerhaven Tourism
Ship Harbour Museum. Bremerhaven Tourism
The Outside of the Bremerhaven Art Museum
The Outside of the Bremerhaven Art Museum
Cute Polar Bear at Zoo Am Meer, Bremerhaven
Cute Polar Bear at Zoo Am Meer, Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven Information

Bremerhaven is a seaport city located on the mouth of the River Weser in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany. It is the fourth largest shipping port in Europe mainly due to its import and export of motor vehicle. The port of Bremerhaven also plays an important role in the fishing industry being Europe’s biggest fish processing centre and tourists will notice the influence of the city's fishing industry upon arrival.

Due to the city’s history with shipping and trade many of its tourist attractions relate to seafaring life such as the Maritime Shipping Museum. Inside the harbour there five great museum ships being the Wal, Gera, Quarantäne, Seute Deern and the Wihelm Bauer.

Bremerhaven also features the Zoo Am Meer (Zoo at Sea) that was first founded in 1912 and showcases some excellent aquatic wildlife with interactive activities all year round to keep visitors entertained while teaching wildlife conservation.

Bremerhaven offers four wonderful lighthouses to discover. The Roter Sand lighthouse is located in the mouth of the Weser River, the Pingelturm is the only lighthouse with a fog bell, the lighthouse Brinkamahof is the smallest and the Simon Loschen lightouse is the oldest and most famous in Bremerhaven.

Many visitors to Bremerhaven will notice its ultra modern skyline and although the city has only a few historical buildings, High street in the centre of the city is almost entirely post war era and well worth visiting for history and heritage.

Other great tourist attractions in Bremerhaven include the Kunstmuseum (Art Gallery) located at Karlsburg Street. There are various ongoing exhibitions with many German artists contributing to an excellent collection making it a great tourist place to visit.

An annual event not to miss is the Bremerhaven Festival week in July. During this time of the year Bremerhaven becomes a naval pivotal hub as ships and boats from all over the world sail to its harbour. The event lasts for five days offering plenty of entertainment with live musical performances, fireworks and the harbour market providing a spectacular extravaganza.

For more Holiday information on Bremerhaven you might want to visit the official government website Bremerhaven Tourism

Night-time view of Kilmahaus in Bremenhaven Harbour. Photo Bremerhaven Tourism
Night-time view of Kilmahaus in Bremenhaven Harbour. Photo Bremerhaven Tourism
View of Ships Docked in Harbour of Bermenhaven. Photo by Michael in Berlin
View of Ships Docked in Harbour of Bermenhaven. Photo by Michael in Berlin