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Virtual walk through CHANGE NOW und INTO THE ICE

360 degree tour




Bremen cog from 1380 and the Hanseatic period

Cog Hall: Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Tickets: 6 euros, reduced 3 euros


Special exhibition on the interactive shipyard model



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

Opening Hours

Cog hall: Tuesday till Sunday 10 am - 6 pm



6 Euro

reduced 3 Euro

free entrance for refugees + Безкоштовний вхід для українців


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the cog: 600 years of history to admire



News from the museum


DSM takes over original recordings of the German Atlantic Expedition

Window into the history of research shipping

Almost 100 years after the German Atlantic Expedition with the research vessel METEOR I, the DSM takes over original recordings of the voyage as a donation from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.


DSM shows Archival of the Month

Treasure from the depot

In the new "Archivalie des Monats" series, a new historical document is in the spotlight every four weeks. Spot on!


Prof. Dr. Detlev Ellmers has passed away

Mourning for founding director

The DSM mourns the passing of its founding director, Prof. Dr. Detlev Ellmers, who died on December 23, 2022, at the age of 84.


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.







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







Are you looking for a suitable souvenir of the SEUTE DEERN? How about a clock made from the wood of the famous sailor? We currently have the clocks in stock in our store. Have a look.

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




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: Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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