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The German Maritime Museum (German: Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum (DSM)) is a museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. It is part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community. The main museum building was opened on 5 September 1975 by then-president of Germany Walter Scheel, though scientific work already had started in 1971. In 2000, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the museum, the Hansekogge, a ship constructed around 1380 that was found in the Weser river in 1962, was presented to the public after having undergone a lengthy process of conservation in a large preservative-filled basin.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to German Maritime Museum by using our Bremerhaven day trip planning tool.
The museum consists of the building planned by Hans Scharoun as well as several museum ships in the Old Harbour of Bremerhaven, including the Seute Deern windjammer. Since 2005, the buildings and 8 ships are listed as protected heritage ensemble.
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City for those who love sea and everything about it.Water flows seems like everywhere,different ships,seagulls etc. Going to the local beach is worth doing,have a walk along it.
City for those who love sea and everything about it.Water flows seems like everywhere,different ships,seagulls etc. Going to the local beach is worth doing,have a walk along it. more »
I attended a conference in the port city of Bremerhaven, and I am so glad I did! This historic port makes much of its links to shipping and fishing, with a range of unexpected attractions...
I attended a conference in the port city of Bremerhaven, and I am so glad I did! This historic port makes much of its links to shipping and fishing, with a range of unexpected attractions... more »
small town with some beautiful & pleasant views of river & sea ; I believe in those days 1990s its a fisherman village
small town with some beautiful & pleasant views of river & sea ; I believe in those days 1990s its a fisherman village more »
Interesting maritime museum Several ships you can go on board.. a tug, a whaling ship and a 1920s cargo and salvage boat that worked all over the world. There is a large steel sailing boat as well as U1 submarine from 1945. Inside there is a reconstruction of a medieval cog boat discovered in the estuary. Well presented and informative exhibition. €3 for the museum which includes entry to the ships outside. The submarine was €3. Plenty of parking nearby, restaurants and a big shopping centre close by that sells food. Great views of the estuary. Recommended
If you are fan of ships and other stuff related to vehicles that keep you from drowning while crossing big blue parts of our planet, there is very good chance you will like it here. With only 4€ price per person it is a bargain, and amount of information you can find on ships, food, equipment and other sailor things is pretty good. Information is mostly translated to English so that is also huge plus for non German speakers. Some of exhibits are interactive, there are sound presentations, mini theater and plenty of interactive things for children to enjoy, even driving remote controlled ships on a giant pool. I have been in a better museums, but few of them offer this good value for money.
Fascinating place to be (and see), even whilst it's exhibitions are still in (re)construction. There is quite a bit to see and do there, plus the surroundings are also camera-ready beautiful.
Fun place to explore a few ships moored there. The museum houses a medieval Kogge merchant ship that has been restored. Definitely recommend a visit if in the area.
They are rstoring the place and hence are closed. Just one building open about the ‘Brugge Kogge’. Not bad but not what we expected.
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