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City of Bremerhaven
Geestemünde coat of arms
Coordinates: 53 ° 32 ′ 0 ″  N , 8 ° 35 ′ 31 ″  E
Height : 3 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.98 km²
Residents : 32,854  (Dec 31, 2018)
Population density : 2,992 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1924
Incorporated into: City of Wesermünde
Postcodes : 27570, 27574
Area code : 0471
Weddewarden Lehe Leherheide Mitte Fischereihafen (Bremerhaven) Wulsdorf Geestemünde Surheide Schiffdorferdamm Land Niedersachsen Weser Nordsee Stadtbremisches Überseehafengebietmap
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Geestemünde ( Low German Geestmünn ) is a district in the southern district of the municipality of Bremerhaven in the state of Bremen .



Geestemünde (2012)

Geestemünde is located south of the mouth of the eponymous river Geeste into the Weser , not far from where it flows into the North Sea . The centrally located district borders the Mitte and Lehe districts in the north . In the east there is Schiffdorferdamm , in the southeast Surheide and in the south Wulsdorf and the fishing port .


Districts km² Residents
Bürgerpark 4.03 5,308
Geestemünde-North 1.93 6,347
Geestemünde-South 0.66 2,962
Geestendorf 1.17 11,8880
Green yards 3.19 6,349

(As of December 31, 2018; source :)



In 1139 the parish village of Gestenthorpe and other settlements were mentioned in the register of the knight Trutbert . It was mentioned again in 1614 when Geestendorf asserted rights to the Geeste and Weser rivers against Lehe.

Geestendorf used to belong to the Vieland , an administrative and judicial district to which Bramel , Schiffdorf and Wulsdorf also belonged. Later it belonged to the Stotel -Vieland office, during the French period in Bremen to the Wulsdorf municipality and later to the Lehe office and then to the Geestemünde district .

The area with the village was secular property of the diocese of Bremen in the Middle Ages , when the archbishops of Bremen succeeded in creating a territory around Bremen that they ruled from the 11th century .

A church is said to have been mentioned for the first time in 1139. At the beginning of the 13th century, a small Marienkapelle was built by the farmers as a branch of Wulsdorf. In 1420 a capella is mentioned in Gesztendorppe , which is referred to as a ruin in 1436 and then built as a single-aisled St. Mary's Church and rebuilt in 1872/75.

Battle of the hill on August 2nd, 1657 with the Marienkirche and the surrounding houses of Geestendorf

In 1628, during the Thirty Years War, the general Tilly built a fortification at the location of the Geestendorfer Schanze (also called Leher Schanze) at the mouth of the Geeste. The Archbishop of Bremen, Friedrich, later King of Denmark and Norway , built a second fortification in Geestendorf in 1639.

In 1648, due to the Peace of Westphalia, the Archdiocese of Bremen - including Geestendorf - came under Swedish sovereignty as part of the Swedish Duchy of Bremen .

In 1712 Geestendorf and the Duchy of Bremen came to Denmark and in 1715 it was sold to the Electorate of Braunschweig-Lüneburg . From then on, Geestendorf shared the history of the state of Hanover and, from 1866, of the Prussian province of Hanover.

In 1728 Geestendorf and Lehe fought over ferry rights. In 1751 a Geestebrücke, the later French bridge, was built. In 1774 there was again a dispute over jurisdiction at the Geestebrücke, which came to lehe through a court decision.

In 1834 Rickmer Clasen Rickmers founded the Rickmers shipyard in Geestemünde . In 1852 the new building for the church school was built at the Marienkirche, later called the Marienschule . In 1858 the Geestendorf volunteer fire brigade was formed . In 1860 the Schiffdorfer Chaussee was expanded. The men's gymnastics club Geestendorf was founded in 1861 and merged with the gymnastics club Geestemünde in 1866 . In 1863, the Paschschule began teaching as the second elementary school at Schillerstraße  14.

The population was 491 in 1813, increased to 1,071 in 1850 and in 1885, shortly before the union with Geestemünde, to 9,404 inhabitants.

In 1886, the mayor of Geestendorf, Carl August Lenthe , asked the President of the Province of Hanover to unite Geestendorf and Geestemünde in order to avoid particularism . By a law of 1888, the two communities Geestemünde and Geestendorf were united to Geestemünde on April 1, 1889. The customs barriers fell between Geestemünde, Lehe and Bremerhaven.


South Geestekaje (1890)

In 1827 the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen acquired land north of the mouth of the Geeste and established a seaport and the city of Bremerhaven there.

The Kingdom of Hanover had hitherto own port construction plans in Lehe rejected and only half-heartedly let some piers built in the Geeste. This changed in 1844 with the approval of plans by the building council Oppermann for a port construction that was to compete with Bremerhaven. In 1845 the rise of Geestemünde began with the construction of the harbor on the southern bank of the Geeste, combined with a building land designation in the area of ​​the Geestendorfer Nurthe. The newly created port town was named Geestemünde in 1847 and became a free port .

In 1848 only 59 citizens lived in the village and the 15 houses mainly housed pubs. In 1852 the first elementary school in rented rooms was required. In 1853 the Joh. C. Tecklenborg shipyard began operations on the left bank of the Geeste. A main customs office was established in 1854 on the Chaussee between Geestendorf and Lehe. In 1855 the Tecklenborg shipyard and the Geestemünder Dockcompanie built docks . In 1856 the Geesthelle was changed from Lehe to Geestemünde and the Rickmerswerft opened its business here in 1857. The mechanical engineering company M. Achgelis Söhne GmbH (1918 AG, later at Stinnes , 1964 at Krupp ) existed in Elbestrasse from 1857 to 1969 .

From 1857 to 1874 (1st extension to 1863, petroleum port extension in 1874, today overbuilt) Geestemünde received the trading port with main and transverse canals as well as the 23 meter wide chamber lock. The harbor basin was 550 meters long, 100 meters wide and 7 meters deep. In 1861 the still existing swing bridge over the Geestemünder main canal (Borriesstrasse / Klußmannstrasse) was completed. In 1862 the Geestebahn opened up the harbor as a transshipment point for wood, rice and petroleum. In 1866 466 ships entered the port.

In 1858 the Geestemünder-Geestendorfer Sparcasse - forerunner of the Städtische Sparkasse Bremerhaven - and in 1859 the Rickmers-Rhederei was founded. In 1860 Georgstraße was expanded , the Geestemünder Friedhof on Feldstraße was built, in 1863 the aqueduct and in 1864 the first street lighting in Borriesstraße.

In 1858 Ms. Backhaus founded a private girls' school on the corner of Köperstraße and Marktstraße (today Verdener Straße) in a residential building, which was managed by Mr. Ordemann from 1870 and Ms. Ordemann from 1880. In 1898 it became the municipal lyceum with 90 students. A school was built on Schulstrasse in 1864, and from 1889 on it was the Altgeestemünd primary school , initially with six classes. In 1911 the girls' school moves into the building.

In 1864 the provincial newspaper was published in Geestemünde instead of in Lehe. In 1865 Geestemünde received a district court ; the new building was finished in 1870.

With Prussia

Geestemünder Ports (1900)

From 1866, Geestemünde was part of the Prussian province of Hanover after the German War . The Geestemünder Bank was founded in 1871 . The new wooden port opened in 1877 . The gas works on Schulstrasse started operations in 1879. The waterworks on Wulsdorfer Chaussee was built in 1883 .

In 1879 the new Prussian navigation school on the dike crown at the entrance to the trading port under the direction of Captain Jungclaus in Geestemünde began its lessons. In 1916 it became the Bremerhaven Seafaring School . In 1944 the building burned down. In 1952, a new building was inaugurated at the same location. The Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences developed from this in 1975 .

Association of Geestendorf and Geestemünde

Morgenstern Museum in Kaistraße

In 1867 the Geestemünde Chamber of Commerce was founded for the Prussian region.

On the initiative of the mayor of Geestendorf Carl August Lenthe from 1886 at the head of the province of Hanover, a law was drawn up in the year of the three emperors, according to which the two communities Geestemünde and Geestendorf were united to Geestemünde with 15,426 inhabitants on April 1, 1889. Hermann Bleßmann was the first mayor from 1889 to 1899. The customs barriers fell between Geestemünde, Lehe and Bremerhaven.

The joint municipal administration initially remained in a building at Georgstraße 77 (until 1860 Bremer Landstraße ), in which the administration for Geestemünde had resided since 1878. Until 1944 parts of the municipal administration were housed here. From 1890 to 1894, the three-storey, red-stone town hall was built according to plans by Hubert Stier in what was then Bahnhofsallee (today: Klußmannstraße) in the neo-Renaissance style . A five-storey tower in historicism shaped the appearance of the town hall, which was bombed in 1944. In addition to the town hall, the Geestemünde Reich Post Office, designed by the Post Building Councilor Schäffer, was built by 1898 . In 1933 a new post office was built next to the main train station and the city of Wesermünde bought the building on Klußmannstrasse, which today houses the police, for its administration.

From 1852 to 1885 the rural community still belonged to the Lehe office. After the new division into districts, Geestemünde finally became the administrative seat of the Geestemünde district in 1885 with the district building on Borriesstrasse; until 1977 this was the administrative seat of the later district of Wesermünde .

Geestemünde around 1901

In 1900 the cooperative dairy was established in Mühlenstrasse (today An der Mühle ). In 1902 a power station was built on Leher Chaussee (today Rheinstrasse ). The Morgenstern Museum was located in Geestemünde in 1902 on the Hohenzollernring (today Friedrich-Ebert-Straße ) and expanded in 1909 in the new building of the Chamber of Commerce . The Handelsbank was founded in 1904, as was the Geestemünder Sportclub (GSC). The hospital had been on Hartwigstrasse since 1905. 2,965 ships called at the Geestemünder port in 2005 and unloaded 635,744 tons of goods. From 1907 to 1908, the forest association created the public park in 1899 according to plans by garden architect Hoff. In 1908 the Geestemünder Schauspielhaus was founded on the corner of Georgstrasse and Keilstrasse (today Grashoffstrasse). This was later the Metropol cinema . The SPD founded a local association in 1908. A slaughterhouse was built in 1910 on Wiesenstrasse, which was abandoned in 1921. In 1911 the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was consecrated in neo-Gothic style between Buchtstrasse and Grashoffstrasse. The Weserschiffahrtsgesellschaft , since 1921 Weserfähre GmbH Geestemünde , started ferry traffic to Blexen in 1911 with the Prussia (1911) and the Oldenburg .


In the southern arch of Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, the side streets are reminiscent of the Franco-Prussian War and the empire of Alsace-Lorraine that emerged afterwards :

The owners of the building complexes on the southern Friedrich-Ebert-Straße were, for the most part, the Geestemünder Bauverein and, to a much lesser extent, the Lower Saxony Housing Association. The architect of the blocks east of Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and Metzer Straße was Gustav Claas (1876–1932). Foreign architects were responsible for the buildings to the west.


The Sagitta was the first German deep-sea fish steamer. In 1885 she was sent on a fishing trip by Friedrich Busse . Modern deep sea fishing began and more ships followed. The first auction took place in Geestemünde as early as 1888 . The fishing port I was built from 1891 to 1896. In 1891 the first fish steamers fished off Iceland . In 1894 six fishing boats with 61 sailors were lost in the storm. In 1903 seven steamers with a crew of 65 sank. In 1896 the German steam fishing company "Nordsee" was founded by a group of Bremen shipowners and merchants under the leadership of the shipowner Adolf Vinnen . The big fish auctions were held in fish hall I from 1896 onwards. From 1897 special fish trains went to Berlin. In 1901, 21,500 tons of fish could be landed. Since 1908 the fish were no longer cleared by the crew, but by the Fischereihafen-Betriebsgenossenschaft (FBG). In 1909 the Erste Deutsche Stock- und Klippfischwerke GmbH was established , which exported stockfish and clipfish. In 1913, 93 fish steamers were based in Geestemünde; In 1924 there were 155. In 1916 there were 60 fish wholesalers, twelve mariners , four fishmeal factories , three ice cream factories and a smokehouse . The fish shipping station built in 1896 was replaced by a large new building in 1920. In 1923 the Wilhelm Reinhold was the first trawler to have a radio reception system. In 1925, the expansion of the fish harbor with the double lock and the sea dike was completed.


Commercial port with old lock
Swing bridge over the main canal

Geestemünde and Bremerhaven became an important shipyard location in Germany around this time . 1836 the first ship ran Rickmers yard on the Geeste from the stack . The Schau & Oltmanns existed from 1852 to 1891 and then came to Seebeck, Georg Seebeck has been building ships in his Seebeck shipyard since 1879 and Joh. C. Tecklenborg had been working with the König-Georg-Dock in Geestemünde since 1855 . Three out of seven five-masters from this period come from Geestemünde: the Maria Rickmers (1891 the largest sailing ship in the world), the Potosi (4025 GRT) and the Prussians . The German Empire has been promoting shipbuilding since 1885. In 1885 the first tanker, the Andromeda, left the Tecklenborg shipyard for New York. In 1886 Seebeck built his ships on the cross channel and in 1910 he was able to expand his shipyard at the former petroleum port, which now employed 1,000 people. The large shipyard was called Schichau Seebeck Werft (SSW) from 1988 and existed until 2009.

From 1884 a Weser ferry Bremerhaven – Nordenham operated between Geestemünde and Blexen . In 1911 the Weser shipping company took over the operation with the ferries Prussia and Oldenburg .

In 1885 the administration by Landdroste was abolished under the new Prussian district order . The administrative district of Stade with fourteen new districts was created from the Landdrostei Stade . Geestemünde became the administrative seat of the new Geestemünde district with the part of the Lehe office south of the Geeste. District Administrator Brandt became the head of the district.

In 1890 the volunteer Turner fire department was founded . The Geestemünde water tower has been in operation on Neumarkt since 1891 . The water came from the Bexhövede waterworks . Since 1896 the train has been going to Cuxhaven and Bederkesa and since 1899 to Bremervörde.


Wilhelm Anton Riedemann , pioneer of tanker shipping, had his first tanker , the Andromeda, built in 1885 . In 1890 he and the Bremen oil merchants Franz Ernst Schütte and Carl Schütte as well as the Standard Oil Company (USA) founded the German-American Petroleum Company , later Esso AG . Schütte and Riedemann also found Germany's largest barrel factory in Geestemünde.

School development


The Progymnasium became a Realschule (from 1889 at Schulstraße 7) and it was the first school to introduce English as a first foreign language in Germany. In 1904 it became a reform high school . In 1908 the later Wilhelm Raabe School moved into the new building on Hohenzollernring (today Friedrich-Ebert-Straße ). The boys' elementary school moved into the Schulstrasse school building.

In 1898 Backhaus and Ordemann's private secondary school for girls from 1858 on the corner of Köperstrasse and Marktstrasse (today Verdener Strasse) became the first municipal secondary girls' school , which in 1903 moved into a new building in Bahnhofsallee (now Klußmannstrasse). In 1899 the commercial school was established by the Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Prussian Sea Machinist School at Bülowstrasse No. 5. In 1901 the Allmersschule was moved into.

1913: District-free city

In 1912 Hanover approved an urban constitution and in 1913 Geestemünde was granted city rights and became an independent city .

In 1914 the station in Geestemünde, later Bremerhaven main station , was opened. The bathing establishment on the Lune had existed since 1917 . The Institute for Sea Fisheries was founded in 1919 as a forerunner of the Alfred Wegener Institute . The public library was established in 1919. Geestemünde cedes the northern areas on the Geeste (Geesteschlinge) to Lehe. The professional fire brigade was established in 1921.

For the construction of the fishing port II, which took place from 1921 to 1925, Wulsdorf with 4,930 inhabitants and 1,333 hectares was incorporated in 1920. In addition, areas were also reserved on Luneplate at this time . Germany's most important fishing port was located in Geestemünde and Wulsdorf and is now a separate district. The largest employer, the Seebeck shipyard , employed around 2,200 people in 1921 and has recorded 370 launchings since 1879. The professional fire brigade was introduced in 1921.


Geestemünde-Süd is a closed urban development that emerged after the First World War. Actually only accessible from the north, it is located in the (preserved) arch of the long-dismantled track triangle north of the Bremerhaven-Wulsdorf train station . South was built for employees in the fishing industry, for fish steamer drivers and fish workers in the fishing port . The way to work should be shortened and an incentive created to recruit and retain workers. Only a few of the characteristic front gardens have been preserved, mostly only as lawns. The houses have thermal insulation , but previously only had a plaster structure. The clinker buildings are in the area of ​​Helgoländer and Anholt-Straße. The terraced and semi-detached houses have been redesigned (or defaced) in the last few decades. The streets Am Lister Tief, Finkenwärder, Helgoländer Straße, Doggerbank, Westermannsgang, Isländer Platz (1919), Borkumer Straße, Am Skagerrak, Am Oberhamm, Husumer Weg, Anholt-Straße, Bestmannsweg, Färöerstraße (1920) and finally the Sylter Weg were laid out (1930).

1924: District of Wesermünde

Humboldt School

Geestemünde lost its independence in 1924 and merged with Lehe in the new city of Wesermünde .

In 1925, the new pier on the Geeste was completed with the Geeste south bank beacon as a green lattice beacon . In 1927 the Kreissparkasse Geestemünde started operations in a new building at Borriesstrasse 27/29.

In 1926 the Tecklenborg shipyard merged with AG Weser to form Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG , based in Bremen. After the Deschimag Group took over other shipbuilding companies, the Geestemünder shipyard was shut down at the end of 1928. The majority of the 2300 employees lost their jobs, although the up-and-coming Seebeck shipyard , which is also part of Deschimag , was able to take over many shipyard workers. However, the handicraft businesses dependent on Tecklenborg such as ship carpenters , locksmiths, blacksmiths etc. had to cease operations. The Wesermünde Naval School was built on the former shipyard in 1935 and was used as the Technical Naval School (TMS II) after the Federal Navy was established.

In 1930 the mathematical and scientific Humboldt School was inaugurated on Schillerstrasse. In 1932 the customs connection for the Geestemünde ports was abolished. The allotment garden association Geestemünde-Süd was established in 1932. The main post office at the main train station was completed in 1933. After a long planning period, a first part of a new connecting road from Geestemünde to Lehe was built as Reichsstraße 6 in 1938/39 along the Straße der Freiheit (today Stresemannstraße ) .

In the November pogroms of 1938 , the synagogue at Schulstrasse 5 was destroyed by the SA and the Schocken department store (formerly S. Hirsch department store) on Georgstrasse was damaged. In 1938 the Secret State Police appropriated the former social democratic newspaper house of the North German People's Voice , on the corner of Elbestraße / Hohenzollern-Ring (today Friedrich-Ebert-Straße). In 1941 the Jews from Wesermünde were deported from the main train station to the concentration camps.

During the Second World War , 52 air raids on Wesermünde and the Bremerhaven overseas port area belonging to Bremen led to the destruction of 75% of all buildings in Geestemünde. The urban area and port of Wesermünde were targeted three times by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces in June 1944 alone . The heaviest attack by the Royal Air Force took place in the evening hours of September 18, 1944; in the process, Wesermünde-Mitte was 97% destroyed.

1947: District of Bremerhaven

Fischereihafen, Süd, Grünhöfe and northern Wulsdorf
Former US block of flats
Gorch Fock School

In 1947 the city of Wesermünde and thus Geestemünde and Bremerhaven were combined to form the state of Bremen . The Geestemünde district now had the districts Geestemünde-North, Geestemünde-South, Geestendorf and Bürgerpark.

The former Reformgymnasium or Progymnasium at Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 10, which had been a secondary school since 1937, became the Wilhelm Raabe School in 1950 with the branches A Hauptschule, B Mittelschule and D Gymnasium. The school could now also be attended by girls.

Between 1949 and 1954, a housing estate was built in the Geeste lowlands under the most difficult of conditions. Located between Bürgerpark and Geeste, it was always threatened by flooding . It comprised 282 residential units for 600 residents. Every home owner had to provide 1000 hours as a personal contribution. A settlement community at Am Bürgerpark was founded. On the west side of the Frühlingstrasse, blocks of flats were built for the railroad workers. On the east side (on the edge of the Bürgerpark) there are single bourgeois houses. From 1950 the transmitter mast in the Bürgerpark broadcast the programs of Radio Bremen . The employment office on the northern arch of Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse was also occupied. Opposite, between Nürnberger Strasse and Dürerstrasse, six apartment blocks (painted green) were built for the families of the US soldiers. The new community center of the Christ Church in Bremerhaven-Geestemünde was built at the northern end of Gutenbergstrasse .

The series of storm tides from December 19 to 24, 1954 flooded the Geest lowlands and caused the water to rise to the top of the newly built dykes. In 1954, Neue Heimat began building 2,136 apartments in green courtyards . The Gorch Fock School on Klußmannstrasse (1954), the Wilhelm Busch School (1957), the Fritz Reuter School (1959/1961) and the outdoor pool (1961) were built. In 1956, the Naval Operations School moved into the former barracks of the Wesermünde Naval School on Elbestraße . In 1962 the DRK hospital opened in the Bürgerpark.

Geestemünde's last farm existed on the idyllic Talstrasse (on the north side of the petroleum district) until the 1980s. Every day the farmer drove a horse-drawn vehicle to the distant fields in Schiffdorferdamm . Across the street, the fish steamer Kunkel lived with his family.

Former districts


Wulsdorf was incorporated into Geestemünde in 1920 and a district of Wesermünde in 1924.

Fishing port

In 1971, when Bremerhaven was redistributed, the fishing port became a district.

Population development

Alt Geestemünde and Geestendorf (before the union to Geestemünde)

year 1813 1850 1858 1885
Inhabitants of Alt Geestemünde - 0059 1,818 04,796
Geestendorf residents 491 1,071 - 09,404
total 491 1,130 - 14,200

Geestemünde (after the union of Alt Geestemünde and Geestendorf)

year Residents source
1889 15,426
1890 15,542
1905 23,621
1910 25.102
1924 23,000
1995 38,599
year Residents source
2000 34,720
2005 32,857
2010 32,153
2015 33,586
2018 32,854
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District conference

All citizens - including initiatives, groups and associations, schools, kindergartens, parishes and other institutions - can participate in the public district conference Geestemünde (STK) or the district conference Grünhöfe in the design of the district Geestemünde or the district Grünhöfe and they can inform the magistrate and the Bremerhaven city council represented. The first district conference took place in Grünhöfe on September 8, 1993 and in 1999 for Geestemünde.

Community leader, mayor

coat of arms

The Geestemünde coat of arms was valid until 1924. Then Geestemünde and Lehe became the city of Wesermünde, which got its own coat of arms.

Geestemünde coat of arms
Blazon : “In red a silver tinned castle with two towers , covered with a blue shield , inside a golden anchor , covered by two crossed golden keys . Above a silver shield head in the form of a tinned castle with three towers and closed gate doors. "
Reasons for the coat of arms: still open

Culture and sights

historical Museum




Sports facilities

  • Bad 2, Schillerstraße  144
  • BSCG sports field, Marschbrookweg 147
  • ESV sports field, Georg-Büchner-Straße 17
  • Grünhöfe outdoor pool, Marschbrookweg 135
  • GSC sports field, Adolf-Hoff-Weg 10
  • GTV sports field, In den Nedderwiesen 2
  • Roller skating rink Bremerhaven , Nedderwiesen 2/4


Economy and Infrastructure

Public facilities


Special schools

  • Fritz Reuter School
  • Georg Büchner School I.

Elementary schools

  • Allmersschule
  • Fritz Reuter School
  • Gorch Fock School

High schools

Gymnasium, secondary level II

Vocational schools

  • Carl von Ossietzky school center
    • Commercial educational institutions (GLA)
    • Vocational school for service, trade and design (BS DGG)
    • Technical college at the BS DGG


Bremerhaven main station is in Geestemünde, so that there is a connection in the direction of Cuxhaven ( North Sea Railway ), Bremervörde / Hamburg and Bremen. This station replaced the Geestemünder station in 1914 . At the main station is the central transfer point between the individual lines of the BremerhavenBus and the regional bus lines from the surrounding area, which can all be used with the joint tariff of the Bremen / Lower Saxony transport association. Until 1982 there was also a tram line running through the city center and Lehe to the city limits of Langen , which used to go on to Wulsdorf and the fishing port .

Geestemünde can be reached by car via federal road 6 (which has otherwise been canceled except in section B 212 – A 27), federal road 212 and federal highway 27 (Geestemünde junction). The main thoroughfare of the district is Georgstraße .


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of Geestemünde

Persons connected to Geestemünde

  • Karl Bostelmann (1825–1912), miniature painter at the royal court in Hanover, he was buried in Geestemünde
  • Friedrich Busse (1835–1898), the founder of German deep-sea fishing, died in Geestemünde
  • Georg Wilhelm Claussen (1845–1919), shipbuilder at the Joh. C. Tecklenborg shipyard
  • Josef Ditzen (1862–1931), newspaper publisher, in 1889 he became editor-in-chief of the Provinzial-Zeitung in Geestemünde, later editor -in- chief of the Nordwestdeutsche-Zeitung
  • Theodor Ludwig Karl Krieghoff (1879–1946), composer, musician, military musician of the sailors artillery , lived in the Geestemünder Bussestr. 16
  • Walter Delius (1884–1945), administrative lawyer, mayor of Geestemünde, later mayor of Wesermünde


  • Harry Gabcke , Renate Gabcke, Herbert Körtge, Manfred Ernst: Bremerhaven in two centuries ; Volumes I to III from 1827 to 1991. Nordwestdeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, Bremerhaven 1989/1991, ISBN 3-927857-00-9 , ISBN 3-927857-37-8 , ISBN 3-927857-22-X .
  • Fritz Hörmann, Ude Meyer, Christian Morisse, Eberhard Nehring, Irmgard Seghorn, Egon Stuve, Else Syassen: Wesermünde field names collection - the field names of the property tax cadastre from 1876 . Ed .: Kulturstiftung der Kreissparkasse Wesermünde (=  new series of special publications by the men from Morgenstern , Heimatbund an Elb- und Wesermuende eV Volume 27 ). Men from Morgenstern Verlag, Bremerhaven 1995, ISBN 3-931771-27-X , p. 8 ([ digitized version ( memento of October 26, 2007 in the Internet Archive )] [PDF; 431 kB ; accessed on October 23, 2019]).

Publications in the Niederdeutschen Heimatblatt

  • Joachim Kussin: Food riots in December 1916. The Unterweser places Lehe, Bremerhaven and Geestemünde in WW1 . In: Men from Morgenstern, Heimatbund an Elbe and Weser estuary e. V. (Ed.): Niederdeutsches Heimatblatt . No. 804 . Nordsee-Zeitung GmbH, Bremerhaven December 2016, p. 1–2 ( digitized version [PDF; 1,2 MB ; accessed on July 20, 2019]).
  • Matthias Loeber: Waldemar Becké and the merger of the Lower Weser towns. 100 years ago: the amalgamation is maturing for concrete urban development . In: Men from Morgenstern, Heimatbund an Elbe and Weser estuary e. V. (Ed.): Niederdeutsches Heimatblatt . No. 829 . Nordsee-Zeitung GmbH, Bremerhaven January 2019, p. 1–2 ( digitized version [PDF; 3.9 MB ; accessed on June 18, 2019]).

Web links

Commons : Geestemünde  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Brief statistical report. (PDF; 191 kB) 4th quarter 2018. In: Website City of Bremerhaven. Magistrat Bremerhaven - Bürger- und Ordnungsamt, December 31, 2018, p. 2 , accessed on April 4, 2020 .
  2. ^ Harry Gabcke, Renate Gabcke, Herbert Körtge, Manfred Ernst: Bremerhaven in two centuries, 1827-1918 . tape 1 . Nordwestdeutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, Bremerhaven 1989, ISBN 3-927857-00-9 , p. 140 .
  3. City history of Bremerhaven: A short walk through history. In: Website City of Bremerhaven (city archive). Retrieved May 26, 2019 .
  4. Bremen in figures 2004. (PDF; 1 MB) In: Website Statistisches Landesamt Bremen . Retrieved May 26, 2019 .
  5. The small residential street behind the west side of the station forecourt was already part of the development plan in 1906 as Wörthstraße, but was not expanded until 1951. Before that there was a garden area.
  6. ^ Information from Uwe Jürgensen, Bremerhaven City Archives.
  7. The new building and its architects (WoGe)
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