Excursion A, Bremerhaven ports and touristic highlights, wadden sea (approx. 3 hours)
Welcome to Bremerhaven – a young and cosmopolitan city alongside river Weser, often called “Bremen’s little sister” and fascinating with its Northern German charm. Our HafenBus will take you to the little harbour of Wremen with its traditional fisherboats and endless views on the Wadden Sea, classified national park since 1986 and UNESCO world heritage since 2009. On the way back to Bremerhaven city centre you will drive through restricted port areas and have close insights and views on the container, car and other traffics at the longest tide quay of the world. Passing other touristic highlights in the city centre you will arrive at the German Emigration Museum which presents 300 years of immigration end emigration. Follow the routes of the emigrants and sense their farewells, hopes, journeys and arrivals in the New World.
Excursion B, Bremen town walk and Daimler Benz production (approx. 4 hours)
During your Bremen town walk you will experience the “Schnoor” an old city quarter consisting of a network of medieval winding alleys and narrow streets. Once populated by river fishermen, artisans and traders, it is now home to exclusive shops, nostalgic pubs, restaurants and cosy cafés. This is a lovingly restored part of the city with a history that dates back to the 13th century.
Bremen’s market square is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Its unique ensemble of historical buildings consists of the town hall dating from 1405, St. Peter’s Cathedral, begun in 1042, the “Schütting”, Bremen’s medieval chamber of commerce built in 1537, the merchants’ houses that date back to the Weser Renaissance era around 1600 and the statue of Roland, symbol of the city’s freedom, erected in 1404 and now, together with the Town Hall, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Take a look behind the scenes at one of Germany’s most modern car factories. The Mercedes-Benz cars with the famous three-pointed star are manufactured in this state-of-the-art factory in Bremen. The SL, SLK, C-Class, E-Class Coupé and GLK models all roll off the production line here. You can watch at close quarters as the body shell is put together and the car goes through final assembly.
Excursion C, Meyer Yard Papenburg (approx. 6-7 hours)
MEYER WERFT’s visitor centre offers interesting insights into the technically complex processes of shipbuilding.
From two visitor galleries you can admire the huge cruise liners under construction. Your visit starts with a film and an overview of the more than 220-year long company history. In addition, the visitor gets exiting insights in modern shipbuilding: Entertaining films, a mock-up cabin, photos of the ship’s inside as well as information und exhibits about steel construction or about computer controlled construction are offered to you. Well-trained supervisors inform you about the shipyard, the ships and the transfer of the ships on the Ems.
All excursions end in Bremen Airport and Bremen Central Station
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