Living in Bremerhaven

Maps and public transport

Maps for Bremerhaven and regions around Bremerhaven can be found in all bookshops and for free on the Internet. Also free of cost, however less detailed maps are available in the Internaional Office. The city plans also include bus routes. The schedule of the respective lines can be found online at The Bus-route-Network (PDF-file-“Netzplan”) may provide you with an overview of the different bus routes. However, the entire database including bus-stops and map of the surroundings can be found in the schedule-book (Fahrplanbuch). The printed version if this schedule book can be bought at the customer service centre of VBN at the main station for about 1 €.

If you want to really get to know Bremerhaven, we recommend the city guide created by students from our university!


Here you can find English-speaking doctors in an alphabetical listing, speciality included. All the  information about Emergency Services and Numbers you find here.


There are numerous supermarkets in Bremerhaven differing in price and assortment. Discounters as Aldi, Lidl, Netto and Penny are quite cheap, while Edeka (Aktiv) and Real offer a wider range of products but are slightly more expensive. Most of them accept electronic cash (no credit cards!).

Other quite big shopping centres can be found in Bohmsiel and Spaden. There are a couple of smaller shops (Lidl and Aldi) and big supermarkets.

Every saturday and sunday morning there is a Flea market in the northern part of Bremerhaven.

Leisure time

Don’t forget to enjoy your free time while you are studying at the Hochschule! If you are looking for a much needed break after an exhausting week, you will find details here.



Karlsburg 1
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 1428920
Schedule: 0471 / 14289211

Passage Kino

Bürgermeister-Smidt-Str. 20
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 9269130



Some of the most popular restaurants are listed in the table below. Moreover you shouldn't forget about the gathering places Columbus Center and Fischereihafen, each of which has further culinary specialities. offers a complete overview concerning gastronomy, nightlife and more.


Am Schaufenster - Fischereihafen
27572 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 35035
Bürger 13A
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 4833994


Gasstraße 18
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 411855


Karlsburg 5
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 142 97 31

Caspar David

Karlsburg 4
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 46208


H.-H.-Meier-straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven

Museums and Sights


Columbusstr. 65
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 90220-0
Fax: 0471 / 90220-22

Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum

Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 48207-0
Fax: 0471 / 48207-55

Historisches Museum

An der Geeste
27570 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 30816-0
Fax: 0471 / 590-2700

Klimahaus Bremerhaven

Am Längengrad 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel: 0471 902030 0
Fax: 0471 902030 99


Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 4831-0
Fax: 0471 / 4831-425

Zoo am Meer

H.-H.-Meier-Straße 7
27568 Bremerhaven


For those who like nightlife there are a couple of ways to have fun...

A lot of small bars and pubs are located in the Alte Bürger. The most popular ones are the rock club Yesterday, Kapovaz, Rüssel, Café de Fiets and Flavour's Lounge.

The biggest disco is the Nachtschicht where you can choose between two dance floors with different music. Wednesdays is students’ night, meaning a reduced entry fee for students and cheap drinks all night.
In addition, south of Bremerhaven is the big disco Pam-Pam – the only disadvantage of the place is that it is far away and that’s why it is not the choice of everyone who does not have a car.


Bürgermeister-Smidt-Str. 10
27568 Bremerhaven
0471 / 9218881

Discothek Pam Pam

Am Schützenplatz 1
27628 Hagen
Tel.: 04746 - 931100 

Rock Center


Moltkestr. 13 – 23
27576 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 95846301


Currently there are three Mosques in Bremerhaven:

The biggest Churches are:

Every second Sunday in month a catholic divine service in Polish language takes place in the St. Marien church.


Bremerhaven and its surroundings offer many different societies or clubs, some of which are showed below. However all of them are listed alphabetically here.


Location club house

Deutsch-Polnische Gesellschaft Bremerhaven e. V.

Hans-Böckler-Str. 47

Islamisches Kulturzentrum e. V. "Selimiye Moschee"

Lübecker Str. 7

Kroatischer Kulturverein Ivan Mestrovic

Osterstr. 19

Türkisch-islamischer Kultur-Verein e. V.

Potsdamer Str. 30

Verein für gleiche Rechte in Bremerhaven e. V.

Hansastr. 2a

Verein Spanischer Familien in Bremerhaven und Umgebung e. V.

Meidestr. 28


Thanks to the Students Union, the ASta, students studying at the University of Applied Science in Bremerhaven have free entrance to all thaetrical performances in the Stadttheater Bremerhaven since September 2014. Condition is, that there are free seats remaining. If you want to enjoy a performance in the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, go there ten minutes before the play starts and bring your student card.

Stadttheater Bremerhaven

27568 Bremerhaven

TIF – Theater im Fischereihafen

Am Schaufenster 6
27572 Bremerhaven
Tel.: 0471 / 931 31 36 or 93 23 30
Fax: 0471 / 931 31 38