Historic town of Bremen with an old sailing ship on Weser river near Bremerhaven, Germany

Cruise to Bremerhaven, Germany

Germany's seaside town of Bremerhaven offers a merry maritime world to explore. The Sea City was once home to the largest fishing port in all of Europe, which is still evident today. In fact, most activities will bring you to the sea. Explore U-Boats and fishing trawlers or dine on traditional seafood cuisine by the water. Cruise to Bremerhaven and venture to the old fishing harbor and watch as the boats go by. To learn about the importance of migration in Bremerhaven, head to the German Emigration Center and immerse yourself in the history that surrounds the departure of over seven million Germans to the New World.
National Language German
Currency Accepted Euro (EUR)

Things To Do in Bremerhaven

Night shot of Klimahaus Bremerhaven, a contemporary meteorological center in Bremerhaven, Germany

Bremerhaven, Germany Klimahaus

In The Zone

In The Zone

Klimahaus Bremerhaven offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in all of the different climate zones and cultures on the eighth meridian east, the line of longitude that passes west of the city. Feel the changes in temperature as you move through the different rooms while also experiencing the sounds and smells of the different regions.

Cityscape seen from above, with a U-boat in the harbor of Bremerhaven, Germany

Bremerhaven, Germany Cityscape U-Boat

U-Boatter Believe It

U-Boatter Believe It

Step foot onto a piece of history and see how people lived and worked on a U-Boat during the Second World War. The Wilhelm Bauer is the last of its kind and has been restored and converted into a museum ship. Grab your camera and experience how life was in a sub

Dock of old harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany

Bremerhaven, Germany Old Fishing Harbor

Head to the Harbor

If you're looking for something a bit livelier than a museum visit, take a trip to the Schaufenster Fischereihafen, the old fishing harbor. When visiting Bremerhaven during your cruise vacation, wander along the docks and watch the ships passing by or grab a bite to eat at one of the fish restaurants that line the boardwalk.

Traditional German labskaus seasoned meat, with a fried egg on top, and beetroots on the side, from a restaurant in Bremerhaven, Germany

Bremerhaven, Germany Labskaus

Local Cuisine

In the harbor town of Bremerhaven, you'll find plenty of fresh seafood. For the best fare, head to Natusch Restaurant in the Schaufenster Fischereihafen where they serve up the regional Labskaus specialty — herring served with fried eggs, a puree of corned beef and beetroot and gherkins.

bremerhaven germany tulip bouquets

bremerhaven germany tulip bouquets


Before you dock in Bremerhaven with your cruise, be sure to find out which markets are open. The city is home to several weekly markets where you can buy regional products like baked goods, flowers, meats and cheeses. And if you're interested in a more traditional shopping experience, head to the Mediterraneo, where you can find over 30 stores to shop at.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Use the Bremerhaven Bus to travel between attractions if you're tight for time.
2 It's always a bit breezy in Bremerhaven since you're so close to the sea. Make sure to pack a light jacket even if you're traveling in the summertime.

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