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Address: Industriegebiet Sud, 26871 Papenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 4961 83 96 0

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The cruise ship yard

Do you know how to build a ship? You can see how to build the cruise ship inside the ship yard. There's only Germany guide but it's enough to see your self.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Andrew P
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Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Meyer Werft have obviously spent a lot of money on their new visitor centre, but the impression is spoiled by having to sit through two very poorly made films. There is very little in the tour to show how a ship is designed and built, and too much emphasis on the luxurious living accommodation on board. For what is in... More 

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Dallas, TX USA
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You must get over the fact the tour is in German only and make the best of it. 10:30am and 12:30pm on bus at stop on side of Rathaus. Get tickets ahead of time at Info Center on boat in front of Rathaus--tour lasts about 2 hours--easy to follow along if you cannot handle a little German. Ok to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Do you know how to build a ship? You can see how to build the cruise ship inside the ship yard. There's only Germany guide but it's enough to see your self.

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133 reviews 133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The guided tour takes you along the wharf. Not really much to see. Just some basic construction work. Might be a lot better when ships reach their final stage but at my visit there was hardly any visible activity.

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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After a visit to the Meyer Werft Shipyard all I can say is wow. The tour of the shipyard offered an insight into the building of a modern cruise ship. While there they were putting the finishing touches on the Quantun of the Seas, before heading to the ocean. If in the area the tour is a must.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited as an adult family of whom only one spoke German. On pre-booking over the telephone, and collecting tickets at the tourism office, no mention was made of the absence of English guidance on site, although the telephonist and tourism officer were otherwise helpful and spoke very good English. Upon arrival it became apparent that the guide was only going... More 

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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went to see the Quantum of the Seas leave the first dock. What an experience. The whole wharf is very modern and professional. The tour is nice and informative but we got a bit of an insight by an employee we knew. Anybody who likes boats and cruise ships, this is a must to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited the Meyer Werft in Papenburg with my young-adult son on a saturday in de early summer. The booking could be made in advance via Internet. The tour itself is a clockwork operation with near-military efficiency. A film about the history of the shipyard and why Germany's builder of ocean-going cruiseships is located 50 kilometres from the sea, informative... More 

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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Building cruise ships in papenburg... Ok.. Joke? Papenburg is where exactly? Harbor, close to sea? Big cross of highway, train. Big city for employees? Visited the 'meyer werft' and i was impressed. Had a dutch/ german guide which perfectly guide you to very nice illustrated rooms and exhibitions how they do it with nice visualitation. The view of these ships... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I arranged a private tour in English and while it was not the cheapest it was certainly worth it. I had a retired shipyard engineer as my guide. He was most informative and no clock watcher. Easy to converse with and a real gem of a guide. I could highly recommend this tour to those interested in maritime matters or... More 

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