We bid a fond farewell to Hamburg and sailed along the coast to Bremerhaven. If you had any ancestors that arrived in the US from Europe, there is a very good chance that they travelled through Bremerhaven.
Bremerhaven has a long history of sailing ships. The German Maritime Museum was founded in 1971 to display the shipping history of Germany. This giant arm stands outside the main building.
Auswander Haus is the Imiigration Museum. You can research your own family tree, see what the living conditions were like on the transAtlantic voyage and explore the lives of other immigrants.
Walls of drawers hold information on passengers from all over Europe. Headsets along the wall relate their stories.