In the 19th and 20th century, millions of people were coming to America. They left Europe via the North German ports of Hamburg and Bremen respectively Bremerhaven in search of a better life in the “New World”, mostly the USA.
As a counterpart to the arrival halls in Ellis Island, several museums in German cities remember the adventurous journeys of the emigrants in transit.
Last week, I’ve guided you through Bremen. It is Germany’s smallest Federal States and consists actually of two relatively small cities. There is Bremen and its exclave Bremerhaven. Latter is located about 60 km up North where the river Weser empties into the North Sea.
This, by the way, was the main reason to build Bremerhaven in the first place. It grants Bremen direct access to the open North Sea.
After a changeful history, today the city is almost secretly evolving into a Boomtown.
Bremen, located in the northwest, is definitely not Germany’s most famous city. However, visitors who find their way here, will certainly be surprised – and even rewarded: The historic old town – partly a UNESCO world heritage site – deems like the capital of a fairyland; and you’ll actually run into some fabulous creatures and fairy tale figures.
But there is far more to discover in this Free Hanseatic City.
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