Climate is a hot topic these days, and you’ll get an eye-opening look at how it dramatically affects the world along a single longitude line at the highly unusual House of Climate.
It’s a short drive from the pier to the House of Climate, one of the world’s most innovative attractions. Here, you’ll learn about the world’s climate by following the 8° of longitude around the earth and see how the climate changes from place to place.
It was a logical choice of longitude because Bremerhaven lies on that line. So does Kanak, Niger; Queen Maud Land, Antarctica; Satitoa, Samoa; and Gambell, Alaska. As you walk through the exhibits, you will observe how the vastly different climate in each area affects life there. You’ll also begin to better understand how elements such as fire, earth, water and air are connected to the world’s climate. It’s all presented in a way that’s highly intriguing.
Other areas of the museum demonstrate how man has affected climate throughout history, and what sorts of climate research is being conducted regarding global warming. You might also learn how to minimize your impact on the climate in your daily living.
Following your guided visit, you will have just under 90-minutes of free time to either further explore the exhibits or stroll about in Bremerhaven’s city center or shop at the nearby Mediterraneo Shopping Center. Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your coach and transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy to moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are a few steps to negotiate as well as uneven and cobblestone streets in the city center. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain.