BallinStadt is the name given to a memorial park and former emigration station in the Port of Hamburg, Germany.
From the 1850s to the early 1930s the ground's emigration halls were last homestead for some five million emigrants from various parts of Europe, waiting for their departure to the Americas. The BallinStadt museum was opened in 2007 and named after Albert Ballin, then director General of the Hamburg America Line. The site is also marketed as the "Emigration Museum" or "Port of Dreams".Originally built in 1901, the site's Swiss chalet style quarters provided shelter, lodging and/or entertainment for the emigrants. In 1934 the station was closed and demolished by the Nazis, but rebuilt true to original in the early 2000s. Today, the emigration halls accommodate an exhibition related to the emigrants, their living conditions and experiences during their journeys to and from Hamburg.
Nov – Mar: daily 10 am – 4:30 pm
Apr – Oct: daily 10 am – 6 pm
Last entry: one hour before closing time.
Entrance fees BallinStadt:
Children (5-12 years): €7