Gorch Fock I

Gorch Fock I, Stralsund

Military Museums • Ships • Educational sites
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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238 reviews
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Alias V
68 contributions
Really a sad experience due to either lack of preservation or horrible renovations
Aug 2019
I felt bad seeing such a beautiful boat in such a state. Specially the interiors. I wouldn't call it a museum, it's mostly a deposit of things, not well explained and of course in German. You can save the experience if you prefer avoid the lack of respect for such a noble boat.
Written September 12, 2019
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Sharon K
Frederick, Maryland1,035 contributions
Lovely sailing ship that needs more renovation
Apr 2019 • Friends
This German sailing ship has an interesting history. She was built in 1933 for training purposes. After WW II, the Soviet Union claimed her as war reparations.She has sailed under the Ukrainian flag and spent time in Britain before finally coming back to her home port in 2003.
The entry fee is reasonable and some areas have been well renovated. However, having toured the ships in the Baltimore harbor in Maryland, I can see that there is still lots of work to be done. She's a beautiful ship so I hope the restoration can continue.
Written May 5, 2019
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Tomasz K
Gdansk, Poland156 contributions
White sail ship
Dec 2018 • Solo
One of the most interesting and beautiful yacht ships In Europe with very rich history. Now it is the museum, you must see it and go to polish city Gdynia to compar this ship with Dar Pomorza.
Written December 9, 2018
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floahr
Bochum, Germany6 contributions
A needy sailing vessel stuffed with history
Nov 2017 • Solo
This one is interesting for anyone who would like to have a first-hand experience of a sailing training vessel, especially if they haven't had one before. The exhibition itself is centered around the history of this vessel in the pre-war (Nazi) German service and its later history after World War II in Soviet/GDR service. Anyone interested in old marine technical devices such as radio and radar equipment and survival gear will have fun visiting this ship. I was not so I was a little disappointed. Funding seems to be difficult for maintaining the boat, so the superstructures are not in the best shape. However, your visit will help them to refit the vessel!
Written December 26, 2017
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G W
Toronto, Canada530 contributions
Great old Tall Ship with a interesting past.
Jul 2017 • Family
You can gain access to the tall ship for 5 euros and you have the opportunity to walk through it including lower decks. Ask for an english information sheet to learn about its history as there is mostly german descriptions. The exhibit shows the german russian and present eras of the ship. There is a small museum on the lower floor. Make sure you look at the newspapers there are interesting election advertisements (nothing to do with the ship but interesting none the less). We parked directly across from the ship in a paid parking lot for only 1 euro and spent about an hour on the ship.
Not a bad thing to see if you have limited time.
Written July 14, 2017
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Brades1966
Herzogenaurach, Germany279 contributions
Worth an hour
Jun 2017 • Couples
Its a big beautiful old ship, never usually too busy, entry is painless and the tour is nice, well worth spending an hour of your time.
Written June 26, 2017
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tarzangav
dublin259 contributions
Excellent if you have German
May 2016 • Couples
I felt that the Ocean museum was a rip-off so I went over to the boot instead. First of all you need to have German if you are going to enjoy it. Unfortunately my dad had a crutch so he could not to downwards but they had an interesting sheet of information in English for him. The price is reasonable - €5. I am interested in this type of attraction. You will spend a half hour to an hour discovering about the vessel, history, how crew members lived etc. It is enjoyable but again having the language is essential to enjoying it.
Written May 17, 2016
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John L
4 contributions
Iron men in a steel ship
May 2016 • Couples
Visited on a saturday. The ship is frequently used for weddings and one had just ended. Admission was 4.90 euro which was not unreasonable and contributes to preservation of the ship. You have free range of the deck, and access to a reasonable part of the lower decks including Captain's quarters and berthing compartments, which contain historical displays and artifacts related to the ship. If you like things "nautical" you will enjoy a visit to the ship. She has been thru a lot, was scuttled, raised, and served as a training ship for three navies. That she still survives is remarkable.
Written May 14, 2016
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Petr_Svt
Prague, Czech Republic42 contributions
Biggest ship in port :) - there is only thisone
Jul 2015 • Family
This ship was the biggest sailboat what I ever sow.
Nice, clean, showed me all about a life on the sea. I can recommend it.
I got feeling, I must try it on the open sea. Not just as trip in museum.
Written January 23, 2016
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