Bremerhaven is a city in the north of Germany, in the state of Bremen. It is where the rivers Weser and Geeste meet.
Bremerhaven has more than 115,000 people. It lives mostly on its marine industry. The city was founded in 1827.
A city called Geestemünde was founded in 1847 as a "rival" of Bremerhaven. Some villages around Bremerhaven are older. Geestemünde and Lehe were joined together in 1927 to Wesermünde. Wesermünde and Bremerhaven were unified in the year 1939 to Wesermünde. After the Second World War the city was called Bremerhaven.
Bremerhaven was one of the important harbours of emigration in Europe. In 2005 a museum of emigration opened in Bremerhaven (the "Deutsches Auswanderhaus", website in English)
Bremerhaven has a railway station Bremerhaven Hauptbahnhof that opened in 1914. It was in Geestemünde in 1862. It was the first railway station in the area.
Panoramic view to Bremerhaven from Bremerhaven Radar Tower
. On the left side is the city including „Columbus-Center“, some tourist attractions (including the "Havenwelten" just under construction)