Call free on:
0800 988 3369
Mon - Fri 8:30 - 18:00
Sat 9:00 -16:00
Bremerhaven – Home To One Of Germany’s Quirkiest Attractions
21st February 2019

the country’s most popular attraction (established through a survey by the German Tourism Board), Minatur Wunderland, can easily fall into this category. The Hamburg-based collection of model cities may be slightly unconventional, but that hasn’t stopped more than 16 million visitors coming through the doors since it opened in 2001.

The same can be said for Bremerhaven, home to its own quirky attraction in the form of the Klimahaus (Climate House). Whilst very different to the other things to see and do in the region, it’s definitely worth a visit if you find yourself exploring this part of the country.

Getting There

Bremerhaven Waterfront

Bremerhaven has grown from simply being the harbour for Bremen to a city in its own right. Located just up the River Weser from its neighbour, it has maintained plenty of its maritime charm but also heavily developed its waterfront to create a great entertainment district for locals and tourists alike.

Whilst you can always rent a car and drive the 37 miles, the easiest way of getting to Bremerhaven is by train from Bremen. You may choose to do this as part of a day trip during your Bremen city break or you might like to spend a few days solely in Bremerhaven. Either way, it’s a lovely place to discover.

From the Hauptbahnhof, you can climb aboard the 505 bus until you reach the Bremerhaven Große Kirche stop (roughly six minutes) or take a 25-minute stroll. The latter will give you the chance to see more of this harbourside location but the former allows you more time to experience the attractions.

What To Expect

Climate House Antarctica

The Klimahaus is located within a modern shopping mall that features an Italian-themed parade of restaurants, cafés and local stores. After going through the turnstiles, you’ll be asked to remove any bulky items of clothing, as well as rucksacks, and leave them in the cloakroom. And then you’ll be off on a journey around the world.

The idea is to experience a vast array of climate zones found on our planet without ever leaving Germany. Following a route called ‘8° Ost’, you will travel through nine different locations that are connected by a straight line drawn around the globe from Bremerhaven. Feel the heat of the desert in Niger, walk along a Samoan beach, experience a Sardinian breeze blowing through your hair and shiver in the frozen landscapes of Antarctica.

Each themed area has various interactive exhibits that help you to learn about what life is like in that particular part of the world. You’ll meet some of the people that live there via videos and voice recordings, and get hands-on with some of the cultural activities they enjoy.

It’s a fascinating adventure that also shrinks you to the size of an insect, asks you to navigate a rainforest in the dark and poses questions about how we can protect our climate in the future. You could spend anything from one to four hours looking at the various exhibits and it’s a great educational encounter for children.

Key Information

Climate House Switzerland

Tickets cost €17 for adults, €12 for children aged five and over and it’s free for kids up to the age of four. There are also concessions for students and disabled visitors, and families can save money by purchasing a combined ticket.

From April to August, the Klimahaus is open as follows:

Mon - Fri:             9 am - 7 pm

Sat - Sun:             10 am - 7 pm

Holiday:                10 am - 7 pm

Opening times change slightly between September and March:

Mon - Fri:             10 am - 6 pm

Sat - Sun:             10 am - 6 pm

Holiday:                10 am - 6 pm

24th, 25th and 31st December: Closed

1st January:        Closed

You don’t need to worry about dressing for all types of weather. The various climate zones won’t make you feel uncomfortable and there are transition areas to help you cope with the changes.

If you would like to plan your own trip to Bremerhaven, we can tailor-make your holiday. We can also help you book rail tickets to be used during a Bremen city break. Call 0800 988 3369 or contact us via the website.

OUR RECENT blogs
The Dos And Don’ts Of Visiting The Grand Place
Brussels is home to the Grand Place, a picturesque square surrounded by beautiful buildings, showcasing 17th-century architecture. This is one of the most famous places in the city so millions of tourists are drawn to it each year.
Find out more...
Salzburg: The Capital Of Music And Art
The beautiful city of Salzburg is well-known for being a musical hub as it’s the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. To this day his work is still being celebrated through festivals, concerts and guided tours of his home.
Find out more...

Contact

Contact usTravel agent centreRequest a brochure
0800 988 3369

© Fred. Olsen Travel.
Registered in England and Wales No. 02287241. Olympus House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, IP1 5LN

Bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and by the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) scheme, you can look forward to your next adventure with the peace of mind that your money is financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Reasons to book with us... Financial protection afforded by our ABTA and ATOL industry bonding, giving you complete peace of mind.
Dedicated team of experienced travel advisors waiting to tailor your holiday to your personal requirements.
We can arrange all of your car hire, airport lounges and much more to make your holiday as easy as possible.