Due to World War II, the City of Bremerhaven (German) has few historic buildings. Nevertheless, the Port of Bremerhaven offers a wonderful maritime environment where visitors can enjoy several sea-related attractions and activities. Maritime attractions include wonderful trips on the River Weser and through the harbor, several museums, and some of the most beautiful countryside around.
The Port of Bremerhaven has a cool temperate climate influenced by the North Sea. Winters are mild, and summers are warm but not hot. Rainfall is common, but it usually falls as drizzle or light rain, particularly from October through March. Temperatures range from an average high of 22 °C (71 °F) in July and August to an average low of 0.2 °C (32 °F) in February.
Visitors to the Port of Bremerhaven will enjoy a trip to the Shifffartsmuseum (Museum of Sea Travel) where they can explore several ships, including a submarine. The museum tells the story of Germany's military and merchant navies and contains exhibits covering medieval shipping, shipping in the early modern and industrial ages, fishing and whaling, sailing and boating, pilotage and navigation as well as the science of tides, oceanography, and polar research.
The Deutsches Auswandererhaus (German Emigration Center) is dedicated to the history of German emigration, particularly to the United States. Over seven million people left Germany through the Port of Bremerhaven between 1830 and 1974, traveling overseas to seek a better life. Located in the Old Harbor, the Auswandererhaus is the biggest museum in Europe dedicated to the subject. Visitors get first-hand knowledge of the emigrants' experience by traveling through the different stages of the process accompanied by selected biographies and personal stories. The Forum Migration deals with global migration and gives visitors the opportunity to search for their own emigrated ancestors. The museum contains a Kids' World and a restaurant that offers dishes from both the Old and New World.
An entertaining day-trip to Helgoland (German) is a highlight for any trip to the Port of Bremerhaven. Helgoland is a small German island where cars are nearly non-existent. In addition to being the home of one of Europe's biggest gannet-breeding areas, the island offers several natural wonders, a museum, an aquarium, and remains of Nazi bunkers that the British tried to blow up during World War II.
Travelers who want to visit the Port of Bremerhaven by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises on the Cruise Compete website.