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Coat of arms of Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven is located in Germany
Coordinates 53°33′0″N 8°35′0″E / 53.55°N 8.583333°E / 53.55; 8.583333
Country Germany
State Bremen
City subdivisions 2 boroughs with 9 districts
Lord Mayor Melf Grantz (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 78.867 km2 (30.451 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m  (7 ft)
Population  116,241  (28 February 2007)[1]
 - Density 1,474 /km2 (3,817 /sq mi)
Founded 1827
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HB
Postal codes 27501-27580
Area code 0471

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.


Other websites


  1. "Monthly population data" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
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)