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Klimahaus model

This model of the Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost shows the layout of the museum, which was built at a cost of 70 million euros.

The Klimahaus opened on June 27, 2009. Its science partners include the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, the Max Planck Institute for Meterology, and the German Meteorological Service.

Foyer of Klimahaus Bremerhaven

Your visit begins in the foyer, or lobby, on the main floor. (The multistory museum is fully accessible by guests in wheelchairs.)

Klimahaus Switzerland exhibit

The largest section of the Klimahaus is the "Journey" section, which reproduces local climates and landscapes in nine locations along the 8th degree of longitude east. This photo shows visitors experiencing the refreshing air of an alp in Switzerland's Canton Uri.

Niger exhibit at Klimahaus Bremerhaven

Niger section of Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

The synthesized weather in the Niger exhibit is hot and dry, with temperatures ranging up to 35° C or 98° F.

Rainforest by night

The Cameroon "rainforest by night" exhibit isn't scary, but watch your step--it's easy to stumble in the dark.

Samoa exhibit at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

In the warm and humid Samoa exhibit, you can watch Foua Tolua (front), his son, and his cousins building a tropical dwelling called a fale.

Antarctica exhibit at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

You'll feel as if you'd stepped out of a sauna and into a refrigerator when you reach Antarctica.

Elements section of Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

In the "Elements" section of the Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost, you'll get a chance to play with water, air, fire, and earth.

Coriolis Effect room at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

No, this isn't a scene from The Matrix: It's a room where you can witness the Coriolis Effect, which inspired the Australian toilet-flushing scene in the "Bart vs. Australia" episode of The Simpsons.

Weather studio at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

You may not be a meteorologist, but you can play one on closed-circuit TV in the Weather Studio at the Klimahaus.

Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost restaurant

After touring the world's climate zones, you can settle into the heated or air-conditioned Klimahaus restaurant for a Bremerhaven-style meal.

Klimahaus shop

The climate in the museum shop is always right for buying toys, scientific gadgets, clothing, books, and other gifts or souvenirs.

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Interior photos: Jan Rathke, copyright © Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost.