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Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Postby khkate » 25 Dec 2018 16:36

On our recent cruise to Bremerhaven, we decided to visit the Klimahaus (Climate house) in Bremerhaven. This is well worth a visit for everybody. Basically, Bremerhaven is situated on the 8th degree east longitudinal line and this "museum" takes you on a journey around the world, passing through places that share the same longitude.

It costs 16 Euro for adults to get in, it is cheaper for children (children under 4 are free) and one can easily a whole day there - there is so much to see. There are two different routes - the blue route and the red route. I can't remember which way round it is now, but one is for people who can't cope with stairs.

you start off going through a door (its timed to open every 8 minutes or so) and you are given an overview via a film of what the place is about - this bit has subtitles on the screen. Its a young man called Klaus, who takes a journey around the world. At the end, the screen lifts up to reveal the railway station facade of Bremerhaven and you walk onto the platform and follow the railway track to commence your journey.

There is a lot of interactive exhibits. As an example, the first stop is Switzerland where there are the sounds of cows mooing, and you can milk a cow. see how cheese is produced, hellp churn the milk for butter, see how cowbells are played and even bang on a few cowbells of different sizes to create a "tune".

Your journey continues through insect worlds, deserts, rain forests, the Arctic, tropical beaches, underworld, the clear night sky - all complete environments. There is plenty of places with video screens to see films about the area - these are in German, but you can pick up headphones and listen to it all in English too.

The final stages show how climate change is affecting areas and really brings it home how the environment is currently being harmed by waste and heat, etc. There are opportunities to visit additional exhibit areas about the weather, the sea, life in the future, space. Its all under cover and there is the opportunity to halt your journey at a cafe (somewhere around Cameron), but we didn't call there, so I can't comment on it.

There are staff around to help - when we were there, there were several groups of local schoolchildren but we never saw them. There were also several families of Germans and i think we were the only English people. The guides kept a discreet eye on us, rather essential on occasions when we got a bit lost or came to a lift that took one to another level. An amazing day out for all - and certainly provides food for though on the current predicament of climate change!
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Re: Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Postby rdw123 » 26 Dec 2018 09:29

That sounds fascinating, didn’t know it was there. Thanks for that.
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Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Postby judgegeoff » 26 Dec 2018 17:11

Many thanks Lesley, very interesting. :clap: One to note for a future visit to this port.
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Re: Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Postby Camela » 26 Dec 2018 18:43

I think with the aid of the internet there are many easy 'self-excursions' that you can do in various ports so it's good to have a first-hand view of one, thanks Kate.
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Re: Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

Postby Seamouse » 27 Dec 2018 02:53

Sounds a very interesting place to visit. We haven't really been to Germany yet, unless a stopover in the middle of the night at Frankfurt Airport counts!!
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