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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:
+49 471 482070
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A good thematic museum. Unfortunately no Audioguides, very few descriptions are in english. Main landmark of miseum is this aincent cog on the picture.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good thematic museum. Unfortunately no Audioguides, very few descriptions are in english. Main landmark of miseum is this aincent cog on the picture.

Thank A P
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138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Enjoying both navel and civilian maritime history and museums, I have visited many museums from England, Denmark, France, Sweden and Germany. This was one of the best. Many interactive displays for adults and kids and lots of displays, artifacts and historical models. Not as overwhelming as the museum in Hamburg and easier to get around. We spent several hours and... More 

Thank Vance B
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Hubby interested in boats and ships - me not so. But this museum is fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It's a vast exhibition, spread out over a huge distance, so comfortable footwear advised. The exhibits are very well displayed and concise information given. A lot of history, with both old and more modern boats on display. One teeny... More 

Thank Dtbodger2015
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this place for 3 times and I think isn't enough for me. I like everything from this place. Has history, industry, encyclopedia from German Maritime. Is a place with warm people and you have to much to learn and think.

Thank Aelc M
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 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
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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 

Thank amarcord83
Conway, Arkansas
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 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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168 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 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

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