A journey through desert and ice

If you’ve got no time or money for travelling around the globe – try the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is a museum located in a futuristic building within the Havenwelten complex educating about the impact of humans on the planet. It was opened in 2009 by the Irish musician Bob Geldof. The biggest section is a journey along the 8th degree of longitude east, the other two areas are called perspectives and chances. Here you can for example learn how to reduce your personal carbon footprint.

The journey starts in Bremerhaven, Germany and has the first stop in Switzerland with an artificial glacier. Then you get to Sardinia, Italy where you can experience an artificial forest fire – including the small of burning wood. Then it is getting warm as you walk through the sand of Kanak, Niger. In Ikenge, Cameroon you can walk at night through the rainforest – a nice experience as the humidity is arranged properly as well.

In Antarctica you can walk through ice and it is getting pretty cold. So you might be happy to reach Satitoa, Samoa with a jungle, an artifical sea and tropical fishes. From there you travel to Alaska and back to Germany – to the Hallig Langeneß. Here you can learn more about the tides and the Wadden Sea. They’ve created an island you can walk onto at low tide and then the water rises.

A visit to the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven is unique because of the realization of the climate zones including correct temperature, humidity, light and smell – and the use of sand, water and ice. The Klimahaus has an own multi-storey carpark underneath and is easily reachable. The building also has a small shop and is connected to shopping malls where you will also find restaurants and a bakery.

Klimahaus Bremerhaven
Am Längengrad 8
27568 Bremerhaven


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One Reply to “A journey through desert and ice”

  1. Within the museum you can send postcards to yourself. They are brought to the different places shown in the exhibition and sent from there. Our postcard from Samoa arrived today – after 2.5 months.

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