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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.

Braunschweig: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. 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.

Hanover: Outdoor iPad Escape Game with Personal Game Master

3. Hanover: Outdoor iPad Escape Game with Personal Game Master

Put your solving skills to the test during this outdoor escape adventure in Hanover. Using an iPad as your game and guide in one, embark on a challenging mission to save the city. Work together with your group to crack codes and come up with solutions. Instead of being locked inside a room, this escape game makes the entire city your playing field. After meeting your personal game master and getting a brief introduction to the functionalities of the game, gear up with iPads and start your adventure. As the clock starts to tick, navigate through the city and race to the finish line as you and your team unlock codes and get closer to the finale. Tasks are beamed directly to you on your iPad as you live chat with your game master.  Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes, and find the missing elements to solve your mission. All you have to bring with you is your gamer heart and the desire to use teamwork, logic, and creativity to win the game.

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.

Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

5. 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 Europa.

Hamburg: Tour of Blankenese on the Banks of the Elbe

6. 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.

Hanover: Linden-Limmer Crime Mystery City Exploration Game

7. Hanover: Linden-Limmer Crime Mystery City Exploration Game

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

8. 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. 

Hanover: Private Transfer to/from Hanover Int. Airport (HAJ)

9. Hanover: Private Transfer to/from Hanover Int. Airport (HAJ)

Ensure your trip to Hanover is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Hanover International Airport (HAJ) and your hotel or accommodation in Hanover city centre. Choose from 3 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Braunschweig: Witches and Beguines Private Tour

10. Braunschweig: Witches and Beguines Private Tour

Begin at Altstadtmarkt and stroll along the picturesque Echternstraße with half-timbered houses. Next, walk along the medieval defensive city walls and learn about the history of witch-hunting. Along the way, you will discover the history of the city’s oldest red-light district where the hangman lived, who watched over the sex-workers of Echternstraße. Stop outside the beguinage in the Magniviertel at the end of the tour and take some pictures.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 142 reviews

WOW so nice to dive !!!!!!!

Thank you very much for the wonderful hours with you, at Sea Life ... For my son (7 years) it was pure paradise. He is very interested in nature, but he only got bored in books or documentaries, so off to Sea Life .... Many thanks to the whole team of Sea Life, who turns every year to this world of the enchanting species diversity cares ... Big compliments to all of you from Sea Life Hanover .... We will be back soon. Kind regards Daniel and Heike

Nice, flexible guide learned a lot about Blankenese

Mr. Lilli, is very personable and above all flexible. He was great on all our requests. (Which is not very easy with a family ties with people between the ages of 1-70 years) :-) We also have a lot to learn as native hamburger and experienced a wonderful walk! Thanks a lot! Gladly again

It was nice ... but if it is too full you can not calmly look at the sea creatures .. hope that it will grow again. Would gladly go again.

Was a nice day

I thought it was bad that you had to print out the tickets and you couldn't use your mobile phone