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Bremen cog from 1380 and the Hanseatic period

Daily: Cog Hall from 10 am to 6 pm, ships from 10 am to 5.45 pm

Tickets: 6 euros, reduced 3 euros


Special exhibition on the interactive shipyard model

start: 1.10.2022


NEW: Virtual walk through CHANGE NOW und INTO THE ICE

360 degree tour





The museum is under reconstruction, but can be visited. Visitors inside info

Opening Hours

Daily: Cog hall 10 am - 6 pm, ships 10 am - 5:45 pm



6 Euro

reduced 3 Euro

free entrance for refugees + Безкоштовний вхід для українців


[Translate to EN:]

the cog: 600 years of history to admire



News from the museum


DSM Guest Scientist

Interview with Lisa Hilli

Every year, the DSM collaborates with visiting scientists from all over the world. The Australian Lisa Hilli is researching the colonial structures of the North German Lloyd with our team.


New research project

From fire to water

Until now, volcanoes have been the research focus of environmental historian Dr. Katrin Kleemann; at the DSM, she is now rolling up the history of the German Naval Observatory.


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.


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.




Ships are ...



In ten audio clips, experts from the CHANGE NOW show illustrate the multifaceted role of ships. Simply open the thesis and listen in.

Visit CHANGE NOW und INTO THE ICE. As the DSM's extension building will soon be renovated, visits to these special exhibitions will be exclusively in the form of accompanied tours or themed tours, for which time slot tickets can be booked. Visits are possible on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and daily during the vacations. Select your desired date in the booking window of the respective exhibition and the available time slots will be displayed.

An overview of themed tours can be found in the calendar, accompanied tours and themed tours are listed in the program. From there you can go directly to the booking and buy tickets for the desired guided tour.

PROGRAM MAY (in German) for CHANGE NOW and INTO THE ICE. Book a ticket.








Prof. Dr. Ruth Schilling is the new Managing Director of the German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History.







The Cog Hall can be visited

The Cog Hall is open Tuesdays to Sundays 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 FFP2-mask when visiting museums.

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


More information about our measures



DSM-Star von 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





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: daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: daily 10 am to 5:45 pm

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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