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BallinStadt - Port of Dreams, Hamburg

(3.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Opened in 2007, BallinStadt - Port of Dreams 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 Learn about the lives of the people through living pictures, videos, historical documents, and more.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. Make BallinStadt - Port of Dreams part of your personalized Hamburg itinerary using our Hamburg trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Museum is located 5 km from the main train station ... On foot you come through a somewhat uninteresting and dull part of Hamburg. Somewhat easier with U-Bahn, 2 stops and the station is located just opposite the Museum. The exhibition is very interesting and describes the emigration to the United States both before, during and after. Richly illustrated and, among other things. told through personal stories. Well worth a visit.
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  • The BallinStadt in walking distance to the train station Veddel is an emigration Museum, that the span of the waves of emigration of the 18th and 19th century about the war refugees of World War 2 and in the present. Distributed on three buildings on the original site of the emigrant halls of the 19th century it addresses many issues based on quotes and questions, and are occasions to think. The number of exhibits is limited, much is expressing through quotes or videos, so your own thinking is necessary.
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  • this emigration museum is fascinating. it shows that people have been emigrating for generations. the three emigration sheds have been rebuilt, but they do show what people had to go through. actually...  more »
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  • Well done and highly relevant exhibition. Opens new perspectives in the context of the refugee crisis.
  • The museum displays the history of immigrants through various resumes which illustrate the different waves. Also, the topicality of the issue will be shown. That's right nice, but compared to other museums in Hamburg is not quite as much. However, there is plenty of parking.
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  • Super Museum and all lovingly designed. Suitable also for children. Directly on the S-Bahn. Thereafter on the energy mountain, enjoy (20 minutes) and the views over Hamburg.
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  • I am deeply impressed. How the times change and yet same. If you have difficulties with the current refugee situation, should look at this exhibition.
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  • Good Museum, unfortunately, can man only once in the exhibition halls and even briefly
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