Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum

The museum complex is located right in the midst of Bremerhaven’s harbour landscape. The entire spectrum of German maritime history is documented and researched here, and exhibitions, publications and public events give insight into the results of the museum’s work.





Ships and large-scale navigation-related technical objects are exhibited on the museum’s extensive grounds as well as in the museum harbour with several ships afloat gathered around a wooden barque of 1919.

The exhibitions in the main museum buildings cover nearly 9,000 m², showing the famous Hanse Cog of 1380, shipping from Roman times until today, boat- and shipbuilding, emigration and passenger shipping, the German navy, sporting and workboats, emigration, classical and modern navigation, as well as whaling, deep-sea fishery, lifesaving, tidal research, polar exploration and oceanography.

In addition to the exhibitions the German Maritime Museum offers its visitors and users access to a large specialised library, an archive and a range of other facilities.

Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
(German Maritime Museum)
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven
Tel.: +49 471 482070
Fax: +49 471 4820755

Opening hours:
Exhibitions in the museum building: Apr 1 – Oct 31: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nov 1 – Mar 31: daily except Mondays
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Museum ships in the harbour: Apr 1 – Sep 30: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission fees:
Adults: EUR 5.00
Reduced (5-18 years etc.): EUR 3.50
Groups (from 15 persons up): EUR 3.50 per person
Families (3-6 persons): EUR 12.00
Special tariff for schools: EUR 2.00 per person

Guided tours in German, English or French available by written reservation.