BallinStadt - Port of Dreams


From 1850 to 1934, Hamburg was the ‘Gateway to the World’, the place from where 5 million European emigrants from the Deutsche Reich and other states set sail to the New World to pursue their destiny. The BallinStadt emigration halls where the migrants lived and waited prior to departure are now part of the Emigration Museum, also known as Port of Dreams.

See the dorms where the migrants waited and hoped for a berth on a ship to a promising future. Learn about the stories of these immigrants, their journey and arrival at Ellis Island, and on to their final destinations. You can even look up the passenger lists to trace family lineages from Europe.

BallinStadt - Port of Dreams and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Aussenalster(1.7 km)
The Alster lakes are 13th century man-made lakes on the Alster river, and the Aussenalster or Outer Alster Lake which lies outside the erstwhile city walls of Hamburg is the larger of the two.


Binnenalster(0 km)
Binnenalster or Inner Alster Lake is the smaller of the man-made Alster Lakes.

Bismarck Monument

Bismarck Monument(1.4 km)

Bucerius Kunst Forum

Bucerius Kunst Forum(0.3 km)

Chile House

Chile House(0.8 km)


Chocoversum(0.9 km)

Church of St Michael

Church of St Michael(0.3 km)


Deichstrasse(0.9 km)

BallinStadt - Port of Dreams Tickets and Tours in Hamburg

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