Social Program

Monday February 6, 2016, 18:30

Welcome reception at Hamburg University of Technology (Foyer at Audimax1)


Wednesday February 8, 2016


The conference banquet will take place at Auswanderermuseum Ballinstadt Hamburg.

Das AUSWANDERER MUSEUM Ballinstadt Hamburg
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The Emigration Museum BallinStadt Hamburg

On an area of 2,500 square meters, experience the fascinating migration history of over four time periods at the BallinStadt – Emigration Museum Hamburg. Follow the footsteps of people striving to fulfill their hopes and dreams on their journey to a new homeland while visiting our exhibition. Learn more about Albert Ballin, the founder of the former emigrations halls in Hamburg, and pursue the development of megacities as a result of migration.

Description of the three houses:
House no. 1 „Port of Dreams“
About 120 years ago, Albert Ballin – name patron of the former emigration halls – decides to build these halls as a last homestead to the millions of European emigrants who are about to start their journey to the New World. The exhibition shows the fascinating and personal history of a man who created the “port of dreams” and introduces you to the historical place where today’s museum is located.

House no. 2 „World in Transit“
The large emigration exhibition takes you on a journey with many stages. You can explore the varied emigration stations over the centuries. In 14 themed rooms you gain insight into countries, far away and yet so close and familiar.

House no. 3 „Lifelines“
Moving biographies – our lifeline exhibition shows real stories, personal fates and memories, timeless and touching. In addition, our family research center and restaurant can be found in house no. 3.

Opening hours: daily
November - March: daily 10am – 4:30pm
April - October: daily 10am – 6pm
(including Sundays and public holidays)
Last admittance one hour before closing time

Entrance fees
Adults: 12.50 €
Reduced: 10.00 €
Children (5-12 years): 7.00 €
Groups (more than 10 pers.): 10.00 € / person
Family card: 26.00 €

How to find us:
Address: Veddeler Bogen 2, 20539 Hamburg, Germany
Hotline: +49 (0)40 319 79 160

By car: Take the car on the “BAB 252” (Wilhelmsburger Reichsstraße), take the exit “Georgswerder” and follow the signs. Free parking!

By train: From “Hamburg Central Station” take S3 or S31 (heading to Harburg/Buxtehude/Stade). 5-min ride.

By ferry: Take a ferry from Landungsbrücken no 10. This includes a trip through the harbor. More information on Hotline: +49 (0)40 28 49 39 63
Ballinstadt Hamburg outdoor
Ballin Stadt outdoor
Ballin Stadt by night
Ballin Stadt by night
Front of Ballinstadt
Front of Ballin Stadt
then and today
Then and today
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