53° 33' north and 8° 35' east is more than a dot onthe map. The "university by the sea" is located at these geographic coordinates, and around it is avery attractive seaside town.
Bremerhaven is on the move: after an economic downswing, wind energy, port / logistics, food industryand shipbuilding industry can be now named just as a few examples contributing to the successful economic transformation of the city. The tourism has developed into a strong pillar and areas such as higher education, science and research enjoy anexcellent reputation.
"Studying and working in a place where others enjoy their holidays" is an often quoted phrase when talking about Bremerhaven. The image of the city is characterized by its short distance to the water. Almost every aspect of life, whether it comes to accommodation, job or leisure time, is linked closely to the element water. Just as a walk along the dyke, a trip to the beach or a night view with twinkling lights of the container terminal is now apart of everyday life.
A fresh breeze is a feature of Bremerhaven - and it is also true for the business. In the field of windenergy, the city along the river Weser has developed into the European competence centre for off-shore wind energy. Just as the wind, sailing is also a part of Bremerhaven. During the festival the "Lütte Sail"or the "International Sail" windjammers are lyingin the port, but even between the big events, it is unimaginable that Bremerhaven is without them. They have become a true symbol of the city. What is also always worth visiting is the Dar Mlodziezy, the sailing ship of our partner university, Akademia Morska Gdynia in Poland.
A modern attraction is the Harbour Worlds. The future has been moored at the historical quays of the new and old harbours. The Kaiserschleuse was opened in 2011 and the gate to the North Sea for container ships was inaugurated officially with 327 sports-boats forming a parade, which has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The "little brother" for captains of sports-boats has been put into operation since 2005. At the sametime, the German Emigration Centre Bremerhavenopened its gates. Between the National German Maritime Museum and the Zoo at the Sea now towers the conference hotel and events centre the Atlantic Hotel Sail City over the town. You can let yourselfbe enchanted by the southern flair in the shopping centre Mediterraneo and in the Climate House® Bremerhaven 8° East you can explore different climatezones of the world. Bremerhaven has so many facets to make the study attractive.