The German Emigration Center opened on 8 August 2005. For more than 20 years people from the cultural, economic and political spheres of Bremerhaven have been working towards the building of an emigration museum in what was once Germany’s largest port of emigration.

On April 22, 2012 the German Emigration Center opened its new extension wing, which focuses on the history of Germany as a country of immigration.

Visitors can experience the emigration process through interactive exhibits.

By relating emigration and immigration in the past and the present the German Emigration Center has become the first migration museum in Germany. In 2007 the German Emigration Center won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award for its innovative exhibition concept.

Director, Camera and Editor: Martín Granata -

Assistant director, Camera: Constantin Heller

Music: Wolfgang v.Henko -

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