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Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

1. Bremerhaven: German Emigration Center Entrance Ticket

The German Emigration Center is Europe’s largest and most modern museum on the topic of migration. You can follow the paths of 7 million Europeans who left their homeland via the port of Bremerhaven, in search of a better life in the New World. You can even begin a search for your own ancestors using the museum's state-of-the-art research facilities. Your electronic boarding pass allows you to embark on a journey of 300 years of immigration and emigration history. Each iCard contains the story of an individual who emigrated to the New World. The iCard also activates many audio stations and interactive displays. Equipped with the iCard, you will embark on an unforgettable journey through time and experience the stories of the emigrants firsthand. At the quay, you will meet emigrants from various European countries. Learn about how they experienced an emotional moment of farewell and departure to an unknown country. Together with them you will then board a ship, getting a glimpse of life aboard three eras of passenger shipping, for example, onboard the ocean liner Columbus in 1929. Having arrived at the immigration station on Ellis Island, you now have to undergo an immigration test at the legal desk. With the entry permit in hand, you will continue your journey to Grand Central in New York. Here, you will learn more about the life of the emigrants in the New World. Dive deeper into the history and factors of migration as you experience the various exhibition halls. Once you have completed the journey and learned all about the emigration process, you can embark on a personal search for emigrated ancestors in the Family Research room. This service is free of charge, and a trained assistant will be there to help guide you through your own family's emigration history.

Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

2. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions especially for children under 10 years at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europe.

Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

3. Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

After meeting with your group, you will receive a detailed and professional briefing on the functions of the karts, before starting your fun tour. You will set off from the south of Hamburg in the municipality Seevetal, driving in the direction of the Hamburger Hafen. The Köhlbrandbrücke takes you to the harbor, and after a short break you will turn off towards Elbuferstrasse, where you will be able to really accelerate your vehicle. The trip on the Elbe dike is extremely scenic, and will also provide you with some time for great photos. You can look forward to an exciting and fast-paced tour, which can be adjusted depending on weather or traffic conditions. Your tour will be discussed and agreed with the participants, allowing you to form the best tour according to your group's desires.

Braunschweig: Private Walking Tour with Certified Guide

4. Braunschweig: Private Walking Tour with Certified Guide

Discover Braunschweig’s important sites with a local certified guide. Begin in the Burgplatz (Castle Square) and admire Braunschweig’s landmark, the lion statue, as well as the cathedral and half-timbered houses of the Chamber of Crafts. Next, see the Town Hall, the former ducal palace, and the Magni District, where you’ll find the Happy Rizzi House and many more half-timbered houses. Move on to the Kohlmarkt (Coal Market) and hear about its history as a junction of important trade routes in the Middle Ages. Then, explore the center of Hanseatic life in Braunschweig at the Old Town Square. There, see the Altstadtmarkt (Old Town Market), the Church of St. Martin, and the Cloth Merchant's House. The tour ends at the Old Town Market or at your desired point in the city center.

Braunschweig: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. Braunschweig: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

Receive your scavenger hunt box in the mail and discover Braunschweig on your own walking tour. Enjoy learning about the city at your own pace as you solve a variety of puzzles and riddles provided, discovering highlights of the city including Burgplatz, Kohlmarkt and the Michaelisviertel district. Find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes within the box. Decipher small puzzles, led by clear directions as you stroll around Braunschweig. Detailed background information on the history, current use, and more are provided for each point of interest you will discover. Start the tour in the heart of the city, Burgplatz. Visit notable local landmarks such as Kohlmarkt or the fountain of Eulenspiegelbrunnen. The city game takes you through the Magni and Michaelisviertel districts as well as to Jakobs-Kemenate, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Decide for yourself when you start your scavenger hunt tour of the city, and decide how long you want to linger in every place. You can pause the game at any time and even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day for total flexibility. If you need to refuel, stop at one of the cities many cafés, pubs, and restaurants. Sample some local cuisine or beers, and re-start the tour whenever you wish.

Hannover: Outdoor Escape Game mit persönlicher Spielleitung

6. Hannover: Outdoor Escape Game mit persönlicher Spielleitung

Begibt euch auf eine herausfordernde Mission, um die Stadt zu retten. Arbeite mit deiner Gruppe zusammen, um Codes zu knacken und stellt eure Lösungskompetenz bei diesem Outdoor-Escape-Abenteuer in Hannover unter Beweis. Anstatt in einem Raum eingesperrt zu sein, macht dieses Spiel die ganze Stadt zu deinem Spielfeld. Wenn die Uhr zu ticken beginnt, navigiert durch die Straßen, entschlüsselt Codes im Stadtbild und findet die fehlenden Elemente. Ein persönlicher Spielleiter gibt eine kurze Einführung und richtet euch iPads ein, schon beginnt euer Abenteuer. Ihr könnt mit dem Spielleiter live chatten, die Aufgaben werden direkt auf das iPad übertragen. Alles, was ihr mitbringen müsst, ist euer Spielerherz und der Wille, Teamwork, Logik und Kreativität einzusetzen, um das Spiel zu gewinnen. Dann kann es losgehen!

Hamburg: Tour of Blankenese on the Banks of the Elbe

7. Hamburg: Tour of Blankenese on the Banks of the Elbe

Experience the area of Hamburg known as Blankenese with its winding little streets, little villas on the Elbe and beautiful houses with idyllic gardens. Walk through the tranquil area in Western Hamburg and let the hustle and bustle of the Hanseatic City melt away. Stroll the beautiful and expansive parks past old stately homes and see the famous Treppenviertel, then walk along the beach by the Elbe and watch the ships go by. Feel the fine sand underfoot and look at the pristine sailboats on the largest freshwater tideland in Europe. Enjoy an extravagant view of the Hanseatic City from the top of the Süllberg, then return to the point of departure alongside the mountain goats.

Braunschweig: Alpaka Trekking Tour

8. Braunschweig: Alpaka Trekking Tour

Take part in a unique experience that's perfect for all animal lovers. Meet alpacas up close, learn how to handle them correctly, take them for a walk, and take plenty of photos. The tour starts with a short introduction to the alpacas. Learn what they like and how to handle them correctly. With up to 12 alpacas (one per two adults), head towards the River Oker. Admire the riverside scenery, take some photos, and, time permitting, get to know the alpacas individually. Back at the starting point, there will be time to feed and cuddle the alpacas. Pepe, the boss of the herd, and his friends will be pleased to show you around the facilities.

Hanover: Linden-Limmer Krimi-Rätsel-Tour

9. Hanover: Linden-Limmer Krimi-Rätsel-Tour

In this fictional criminal case, you'll have to fulfill the last wishes of a well-known crook. In Hanover, the criminal was arrested for theft two years ago and spent the last years of his life in prison. What happened to the money from his biggest coup could never be explained, because he remained staunchly silent about it until his death. Act as an undercover investigator. Can you locate the loot? The game master is at your side with advice and action from afar, but the successful implementation of the order is entirely in your hands. On the way past popular and unfamiliar places in the district, you'll come closer and closer to the solution. But don't make it too easy. The crook has camouflaged the trail well and you have to solve puzzles at each station that will show you the way. You have to ask yourself, for example: What role does an apple tree play on your path? Can you find the goal and crack the final code?

Bremen: Full-Day Kayak Rental on the Wümme River

10. Bremen: Full-Day Kayak Rental on the Wümme River

Discover the natural beauty of the Wümme river with this full-day kayak rental in Bremen. Make your way through the local waterways with a high-quality kayak, paddle, and life vest. Stay on track with a map of the waterways and keep your things dry with the included waterproof bag.  Check in at the rental office in Bremen and begin your kayaking adventure. Gear up and listen to a short briefing to help you feel confident during your trip. Set off on your ride thorugh the calm waters of the Wümme river. Have the freedom to stop for a swim in the cool water. Enjoy a family-friendly excursion that is suitable for all skill levels. Look for local wildlife like fish and birds as you paddle. Return your kayaking equipment to the activity provider's office at the of your rental period. 

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What people are saying about Lower Saxony

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 142 reviews

It was extremely good and friendly organization and support in the museum. The exhibition is impressive in conveying the experiences, the individual fates of the emigrants through the centuries. As visitors, we were taken very closely into the experience. Important and good, however, is also the discussion, the look at immigrants and the questions about how we judge things politically. Strengthening the awareness that migration and migratory movements are something very normal in human history, for different reasons, and that the earth is there for all of us. The food in the restaurant was very tasty, but certainly not for every budget. Overall a very nice experience that we shared with our 15 year old grandson. For him, the search for our ancestors who emigrated and whose descendants he met at the big family reunions was very exciting

A great interactive museum with many touching insights. You walk in the footsteps of an emigrant assigned to you personally. Despite a 3-hour stay in the museum, there was far too little time for everything. The personal examination of the topic, as well as answering the questions in the extra area, must take place on the next visit! We will be back! For refreshment, there was delicious fish soup in the outdoor area of the restaurant... Although it is a popular and well-visited museum, it never felt overcrowded. Being there first thing in the morning at 10 a.m. is definitely a good tip. We can highly recommend it.

We loved our guide Andreas he was very friendly and we had a great time!

My husband got the tour for his birthday and loved it. Gladly again!

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