Current special exhibition

BallinStadt: Harbor of German-Jewish History in Hamburg
09/18/2021 until 01/23/2022

Hamburg occupies a special position in German-Jewish history with regard to migration. Many Jews, especially from Eastern Europe, started their journey overseas from the port of Hamburg. In the exhibition we focus on Jewish life in the emigration halls and Jewish migration via Hamburg between 1880 and 1914. Many Jews, especially from Eastern Europe, started the journey overseas from the port of Hamburg. In the exhibition we direct the focus on Jewish life in the emigrant halls and the Jewish migration via Hamburg between 1880 and 1914.

Your visit

How to find us: by car, bus, train or ferry.

Your visit at the Emigration Museum in Hamburg

Immerse yourself in the world of migration! Our audio guide accompanies you through the permanent exhibition – optionally in German, English, French or Polish. Very easy to retrieve via your smartphone. Our audio guide accompanies you through the permanent exhibition – optionally in German, English, French or Polish. Very easy to retrieve via your smartphone.

Worldwide data sets for genealogical research are available to you via our partner platform Ancestry. Among them are the Hamburg passenger lists, which document the emigration via Hamburg. Among them are the Hamburg passenger lists, which document the emigration via Hamburg.

Secure your tickets now in our online store or give someone a special gift with a voucher for a visit with us.

Our permanent exhibition

In our restaurant “Nach America” we provide you with our lunch, coffee and cake and snacks. A special highlight: our original replica benches.

You would like to visit us with a larger group of people? We are happy to offer you special conditions and are happy to hear from you.

The Emigrant Museum is great for understanding things in the world. Also a MUST for the younger generation,
to experience the history of fellow human beings. Uniquely designed rooms, fascinating documentaries, some with short films. What hurdles people had to endure in some cases before they were allowed to enter the country of their choice.

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The Emigration Museum
in Hamburg

In the Emigration Museum Hamburg, you will go on an exciting journey and experience immigration and emigration history across four eras. In a total of three houses on 2,500 square meters, our museum in Hamburg accompanies people with all their wishes and dreams on their way to a new home. 

The Emigration Museum Hamburg is recommended