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Ballinstadt Emigration Museum

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Ballinstadt ticket counter and lobby

ABOVE: You can buy tickets at the reception desk in Ballinstadt's glass-covered entrance hall.

Visitor information for Ballinstadt

Ballinstadt is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with the last entrance one hour before closing. The museum's pleasant and inexpensive restaurant, "Nach Amerika," is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For up-to-date information, including ticket prices, see the Ballinstadt Web site's "Entrance Fees and Opening Hours" page.

How to reach Ballinstadt

Ballinstadt is on Veddel, an island in the Elbe not far from downtown Hamburg. You can easily reach the Veddel S-Bahn stop on line S1 or S31.

Ballinstadt boat landingEven better, take the Maritime Circle Line boat, which is a "hop on, hop off" boat shuttle that stops at museums and sightseeing points around the harbor. The boat stops right in front of the Ballinstadt entrance.

For driving directions or more transit advice, see the museum Web site's "Finding the Balli City" page.

Web links

Ballinstadt.net
The museum's English-language site is loaded with history, practical information, and more.

Albert Ballin (1857-1918) and Hapag
This illustrated article is from Hyde Flippo's The German Way & More.

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