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Cog Hall open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ships reopen mid-March 2022





11 objects from the Weser and their story



Ship watching

Cog hall and ships daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: 6 euros, reduced 3 euros

Visiting a ship: 1 Euro

XXL move New research depot ist ready for occupancy

The new research depot in Bremerhaven's fishing port is ready for occupancy.


The "Bremen Cog": 600 years of history to marvel at

The "Bremen cog" is the best preserved medieval merchant ship in the world.


The museum is under reconstruction! Visitor information

Opening Hours

The Cog hall Tuesdays till Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm

Erweiterungsbau closed for exhibition construction

Ships closed till mid-March 2022


6 Euro

reduced 3 Euro

+++ Please show your vaccination certificate or proof of recovery at the entrance. Thank you. +++


The Cog Hall Tuesdays till Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm



Digital offerings



Whether video tours, virtual exhibitions or experiments to try out: Discover our museum from the comfort of your own sofa.

visit the museum from home



Star from 1380



The cog is the centrepiece of the museum. Behind the wreck, which is more than 600 years old, lies a research thriller: discovered by chance in 1962 in the mud of the Weser, the complex salvage took three years. Afterwards, a team of restorers assembled the 2000 individual parts. To prevent the brittle oak wood from shrinking, the wreck floated in a tank filled with preservative for 18 years; in 1999 the liquid was drained and the construction removed. The cog remains an exciting object of research for scientists from all over the world and is considered the best-preserved trading ship of the Middle Ages








New and yet familiar: We are expanding our range with special museum treasures: Clocks and chains made of SEUTE DEERN wood.

+++ Currently all watches are sold out. We are waiting for supplies. If you are interested, you are welcome to order via the order form. +++ We are pleased about the great demand and ask for a little patience.




Hygiene in the museum in Corona times



The Cog Hall and ships can be visited

The Cog Hall is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In order to protect guests as well as museum employees, certain hygiene and contact rules must be observed. Among other things, there are distance markings, transparent hygiene barriers at the cash desks, disinfection facilities at the entrances as well as at the listening stations and a pre-marked circular route. As with public transport and shopping, it is also compulsory to wear mouth and nose protection when visiting museums.

+++ Please show your vaccination certificate or proof of recovery at the entrance. Thank you. +++


More information about our measures



News from the museum


December 4 to 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the DSM

Maritime flea market

If you're looking for ideas for Christmas gifts, be sure to visit our maritime flea market. Store tip: Playmobil playsets - Arctic Station, Pirate Island, Fireboat and many more - are 20 percent off.

DSM Fellowship

Interview with Dr. Siobhan Cooke

Every year, the German Maritime Museum works with fellows from all over the world. Siobhan Cooke (PHD) will continue her research at the German Maritime Museum until 2022 and talks about how and why she came to the fellowship.



New Blog Post

Parau and Abot

Artist and DSM fellow Lisa Hilli looks back on the German colonial period in Papua New Guinea and Samoa, in which Norddeutscher Lloyd played a decisive role.


New Online Exhibition

Opening: Karten Wissen Meer

The show "Karten Wissen Meer: Globalisierung vom Wasser aus" can be visited virtually. The new publication "Karten - Reisen - Von Meereswissen und Welterfahrung" was published to go with it.


Organized by experts of the German Maritime Museum

Online-Workshop on Controlled Vokabularies

The English-language online workshop on "Controlled Vocabularies" will be held on December 7, 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm.


Deadline for application: 31 January 2022.

Workshop: “Sustainability and the Blue Economy"

Online Workshop on “Sustainability and the Blue Economy: Communication and Knowledge Transfer across Disciplines and Stakeholders”. The deadline for applications for the workshop and flash talks is 31 January 2022.


Germany's oldest polar research vessel to be refurbished

Support for the GRÖNLAND

The Förderverein Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum e. V. is securing the future of Germany's oldest polar research vessel, the GRÖNLAND, with a large donation.


interested public is invited

Research Colloquium on Modern History

Researchers from the German Maritime Museum participate with presentations at the Research Colloquium of the University of Bremen. Interested guests are cordially invited.


Preview and extended opening hours


Eleven finds from the Weser vis-à-vis the cog and its exciting stories: The show RAUM FÜR VERMUTUNGEN may be explored.




Eight museums - one action plan



Analog and digital: In joint events, the eight Leibniz Research Museums show how new knowledge is created under the motto "A World in Motion". Discover here the activities that have been realized at the DSM thanks to Action Plan II. Have fun immersing yourself in worlds of knowledge.

Action Plan activities




New home for exhibits



Pack - unpack - arrive: The 380,000 archival records and 60,000 museum objects are in for an eventful time. By the end of the year, they will be moved bit by bit into the new research depot, which is already an eye-catcher in the fishing harbour. The wooden plank façade is reminiscent of the cog. The DSM team is facing the mammoth task of moving all the exhibits, from the button collection to the lifeboat, into the new home and assigning them a suitable place in the 2300 square metre depot.

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Foto: Bernd Ohlthaver

A ship with an eventful history

Wooden freighter, training ship, hotel ship and restaurant: the SEUTE DEERN has had many functions in her 100-year history. Learn more about her history and her fateful anniversary year.

about the history of the SEUTE DEERN


Opening hours

Cog hall Tuesdays till Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.

Please show your proof of Covid 19 recovery or vaccination at the cash desk.

how to reach us

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


T. +49 471 482 07 0

Contact person

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