BallinStadt Emigration Museum Hamburg, Hamburg

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BallinStadt Emigration Museum Hamburg tells the story of the more than 5 million European emigrants who left from Hamburg between 1850 and 1939 in search of a better life in America or South America. Learn about the lives of the people through living pictures, videos, historical documents, and more. With many interactive features, the attraction brings history to life and is a good place to get the kids interested in learning about the past. Look up your own family history on the available computers. Arrange your visit to BallinStadt Emigration Museum Hamburg and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hamburg using our Hamburg online road trip planner.
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  • The poor grade is given for management incompetence. The website states the museum is open Mondays. It’s only when you show up that you see a sign pasted on the door that it’s closed Mondays...  more »
  • All americans are emmigrants. Maybe your ancestors started their trip across the BIG BLUE in Hamburg. You may find out about it in this museum, where they keep all the travel documents of millions of....  more »
  • I visited this museum last month with my German cousin: our common ancestors were brothers. His stayed in Germany, while mine came to America. BallinStadt vividly recalls the waves of emigrants who...  more »
  • Beatiful place, emotive, great stories. Yo coul find your ancestry, I did,.
  • Beautiful museum about migration. The core is about german and east European migration through Hamburg. The museum is located in 3 halls that were part of the emigrant way station established by mr Ballin who is also featured in the exposition for his efforts to improve the conditions of emigrants. In hall one the exhibit presents emigration via Hamburg and the achievements of mr Ballin. The second hall treats migration in general with exhibits grouped by stages of a migrants journey. At each stage exhibits show migrants experiences and hopes. It is nice to see a past and present migrant experiences together. In hall 3 there is another exposition that was closed for refurbishment at the time of my visit. Also in hall 3 is the museum shop and cafe. The cake was tasty and the staff is friendly. The museum is mostly barrier free. Exceptions may be the cobblestone pavement between the 3 halls that - while rather smooth - may be difficult for some. In hall 2 there is an entry turnstile where im not sure how you can pass in a wheelchair. Sadly the labels tend to be in german only but the exhibits are still visually very interesting
  • Fascinating museum about migrants and Auswanderer. A must for people interested in a part of German history and the latest migation from countries round the world.
  • Germanish germanish and germanish again. All informations in german. But the stuffs that were without writing were very interesting
  • Very nice place to get history of Hamburg immigration and research your own heritage!

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