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German Maritime Museum

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Address: Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1 | Van-Ronzelen-Straße, 27568 Bremerhaven, State of Bremen, Germany
Phone Number: (0)471 48207-0
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Very interesting maritime museum

Definitely worth visiting, best part - in my opinion - is on German Boatyards and boat builders, lots of historical facts and memorabilia, then the incredible wreck of a very old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth visiting, best part - in my opinion - is on German Boatyards and boat builders, lots of historical facts and memorabilia, then the incredible wreck of a very old barge found in the mud in the 1960 and perfectly conserved. The museum is well divided in several rooms and area, with dedicated sections to old and new vessels,... More 

Thank giobalda
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge, relevant, appealing, attractive for young and old, well maintained, intelligent shop, excellent coffee corner on top floor with fine cakes. Recommended.

Thank FilipMeuris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thorough presentation of the history of boats and ships. The details are so impressive that your head will spin - be prepared to spend several hours in the museum buildings. Also you can clamber over several ships outside the museum that are being kept as floating museum examples. The museum is undergoing a large scale renovation at the moment but... More 

Thank Andrew S
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This museum covers nearly every imaginable aspect of ships, navigation and maritime life, from fisheries to lighthouses. The basic exhibition is enormous and the artefacts exhibited and stories told are bound to fascinate you in one way or the other. Be sure to check out the miniature 2-man submarine from WW2 which you can look inside -- cramped conditions, to... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The centerpiece of this museum is a medieval sailing vessel they have preserved, which is massive. That said, this is only a small part of their total collection, and it's a very wide ranging collection. As others have said, if you don't like sailing it will be slightly less interesting, but there's also some good historical stuff and lots of... More 

Thank odoketa
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Well worth returning time after time, it brings maritime history in all aspects to life, especially suitable to secondary, highschool and even university students to beaf-up their projects. Contemporary oceanography, marine geophysics and the "Kogge" fully preserved and restored were my personal highlights.

Thank Pargoman
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I think the place offer more to the people who are very much interested in old machinery. For us we preferred to browse the location from outside and appreciated.

Thank skomar
Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This must be one of the best museums I have visited so far. It shows all you might want to know about the history (and present and future) of seafaring. From early boats, over Viking boats, the world famous Hanse kog, up to modern shipping - of which Bremerhaven has a lot to offer, anyway - you will find it... More 

Thank Heiko A
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went here as part of our day in Bremerhaven. A very informative museum. I speak and understand German, and I can't remember if everything was in any other languages. Parking close by. Easy to find. Great time had.

Thank philo387 .
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We travelled by train from Hamburg specifically to visit the Willem Bauer which is actually part of the Maritime museum, though can be visited separately. We walked from the railway station, though it might be an idea to take a bus as it is a fair walk. Tickets to the museum were about 12 euros, but that also entitled visitors... More 

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