Itinerary: The Farewell

Whether it's a museum, a memorial or the hometown of a famous German, here you can find historically meaningful sites along the route of your cultural heritage.

  • Day 1, Bremen:
    In Bremen see the monument to the Town Musicians, the marketplace and much ‘Americana’ in the Böttcherstrasse on your way to the Weser River.
  • Day 2, Delmenhorst – Oldenburg – Cloppenburg:
    Excursions to Delmenhorst, Oldenburg and Cloppenburg, where the open air museum tells about the peasant’s life. Then on to Osnabrück.
  • Day 3, Osnabrück:
    Stop by the former emigrant agency, the “Linnenschmidt” inn, at Venne near Osnabrück, continue via the Prince Bishops, hunting resort at Clemenswerth near Sögel to East Frisia.
  • Day 4, Aurich:
    Windmills, dykes, canals and an endless sky: from here numerous people went to Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. The moor museum near Aurich acquaints you with the pioneer’s hardship.
  • Day 5, Bremerhaven:
    Bremerhaven, the continent’s most important point of embarkation waits for you to discover the moments of farewell. Visit Columbus pier, the harbor sites and the monument to the emigrants.
  • Day 6, Cuxhaven, Hamburg:
    Continue to Cuxhaven, to visit the newly renovated Hapag Terminal from 1902. End your day’s tour in Hamburg, home to the Hamburg America line.
  • Day 7, Schwerin – Ludwigslust – Glaisin:
    Schwerin and the palace in Ludwigslust are worth a day’s excursion, and so is the nearby remote town of Glaisin with its tribute to the Mecklenburg farm hand Carl Wiedow and his way to America. Via Dömitz to Berlin.
  • Day 8, Berlin – Potsdam:
    Explore Berlin and Potsdam.
  • Day 9, Magdeburg – Braunschweig – Hanover:
    Travel via Magdeburg, Braunschweig and Hannover to Bremen.

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