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Marstal Sofartsmuseum

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Address: Prinsensgade 1, Aero, Denmark
Phone Number: 62-53-23-31
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Shipping history in miniature

Not too far away in History Marstal was a power center for Danish and European commercial freight shipping. Schooners and later small powered freighters carried cargo all over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Torslanda
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Torslanda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not too far away in History Marstal was a power center for Danish and European commercial freight shipping. Schooners and later small powered freighters carried cargo all over the world. Bringing things to modelsize often helps understanding, and the fact that this shipping adventure originates from a mere 4000 population town certainly makes the story almost model size and very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I Had made contact with Erik the Curator of the museum to see if he could assist me in furthering my search, which he did willingly. His knowledge of the history of seafaring, ships and history of this beautiful island is incredible, the museum is well laid out and it is easy to follow the history of shipping through the... More 

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Holsted, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A visit at Marstal Søfartsmuseum is a must, when you come to Ærø. It will give you a view into the life on the Sea for the last 500 Years. And of course you also need to read the chronicle about the birth of the modern Denmark, a novel by Carsten Jensen, which also give life to Marstal.

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Accra, Ghana
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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The artwork and ship models are quite beautiful in this maritime museum ("Museum of Seafaring"). We also enjoyed the full-scale models of rooms on ships (including a bridge and sleeping quarters). The problem is that there are almost no English translations of the Danish explanations throughout the museum. Of course, that's not an issue if you read Danish. But I... More 

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Sogne, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great museum. Only problem is you need hours to get through it all. Or do as we did: Go back twice. Great display of model ships, old engines, and a thorough documentation of the naval history of Ærø and Marstal

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A very interesting museum you really ought to see if you are visiting Ærø or are interested in learning about Danish shipping history! The museum tell a very comprehensive story about Danish Shipping history as well as shop it is importance for the island Ærø. You get an impression of how it would living on a ship away for long.... More 

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RBA09
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

History of sail and shipbuilding in Marstal along with the paintings of J E C Rasmussen. Beautifully presented, moving and fun.

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denmark
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

everything is fantastic- tge guided tour wonderfull. we ll be back

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Costa Mesa, California
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

Marstal Maritime Museum is a wonderful place to visit if you like old sailing ships, maritime history and maritime paintings. Marstal.....and the harbor, was, and still is, a center for maritime activity. You can easily spend half a day at the museum. Volunteers are available to answer any questions you may have. A visit to the museum is a "must"... More 

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