Bremerhaven is located at the mouth of the river Weser, which flows directly into the North Sea. The city belongs to the federal state of Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Holiday in Bremerhaven offers harbor flair with a recreation factor.
Historically, the city originated from an old Swedish fortified town, which was never finished. In 1827, the city of Bremen bought the land, which was a good 50 kilometers away. They needed a way to build a new port. The port quickly developed into a major emigrant port. Freight traffic was also increasingly handled via the port facilities.
Vacations in Bremerhaven offer the opportunity to visit large port facilities, take walks along the Weser River and the nearby North Sea coast, and discover exciting indoor attractions such as the Klimahaus. Bremerhaven is also the venue for the largest windjammer meeting in Europe.
Holiday in Bremerhaven – what can you discover?
Bremerhaven travel information
About 65 kilometers from Bremerhaven is the airport Bremen. It can be easily reached via the A 27 freeway and by train (main station and then streetcar no. 6).
The main station of Bremerhaven is quite centrally located. This and also the stations Bremerhaven-Lehe Personenbahnhof and Bremerhaven-Wulsdorf are not served by ICE connections. The city is connected with the surrounding area via IC connections, the regional express and the regional train. The nearest ICE station is in Bremen.
The central bus station is located directly at Bremerhaven’s main train station. Long-distance buses and buses to the surrounding area leave from there.
The A27 and several federal highways lead to Bremerhaven.
There are ferries to Nordenham. In summer you can take a ship from Bremerhaven to Helgoland. All year round there are regular ships to Bremen.
If you travel to Bremerhaven with your own ship, you will find six marinas where pleasure boats are allowed to dock.
Cruise ships stop regularly in Bremerhaven’s overseas port and you can also go on cargo boat trips from there.
The Weser Cycle Route and the North Sea Cycle Route pass through the city area.
Hikers pass through the city on the European Long Distance Trail E9.
On the way in …
From March to October, a museum train runs every 14 days from Bremerhaven to Bad Bederkesa.
There are numerous public transport buses in the city area.
Within the city area, blue bicycle signs lead to various points of interest.
The inner city area with the Old Port can be explored very well on foot.