Dr. Lars


”For many years now, watercraft has played a central role in my research. The desire to move to the German Maritime Museum was therefore a logical step.“

Current position

Project Manager SEUTE DEERN and redesign of the museum harbour

Field of research
Naval archaeology/monumentology/historical geography

Archaeology, preservation of monuments, historical geography


0471  48 207 62


Curriculum Vitae­­

­since 2019

Scientific project manager for the restoration of the listed barque SEUTE DEERN and for the redesign of the museum harbour of the DSM


Doctorate at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg in the subject Archaeology of the Middle Ages and Modern Times with the thesis "Ferries on the Main and Neckar. An Archaeological and Historical-Geographical Analysis of the Development of Medieval and Early Modern Transport Infrastructure"; Supervisor of the thesis Prof. Dr. Ingolf Ericsson and Prof. Dr. Andreas Dix


Research assistant at the DSM in the DFG project "In the network of fluvial ports. Efficiency and Infrastructure Development of Inland Waters and their Vehicles" as part of the DFG Priority Programme 1630 "Ports from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages".


Research assistant at the Chair of Archaeology of the Middle Ages and Modern Times at the University of Bamberg in the DFG project "Medieval and Early Modern Ferry Traffic on the Main and Neckar Rivers" - during this period lectureships for the subjects Archaeology of the Middle Ages and Modern Times, Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeology of the Roman Provinces


Freelance archaeologist for various excavation companies in Bavaria


University degree Magister Artium


Study of archaeology of the Middle Ages and modern times, preservation of historical monuments, medieval history, building research and pre- and protohistoric archaeology at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

Scientific publications

Kröger, Lars:
Ferry stations as small harbours. The role of river crossings in the workaday life at southern German rivers.
In: C. von Carnap-Bornheim, F. Daim, P. Ettel and U. Warnke (Eds.), Harbours as objects of interdisciplinary research – Archaeology + History + Geoscience.
Mainz 2018, p. 403-414


Kröger, Lars and Werther, Lukas:
Vom Rhein zur Donau. Überlegungen zur Binnenschifffahrt zwischen Römischer Kaiserzeit und Hochmittelalter.
In: R. Atzbach, P. Cassitti, H. Kenzler and L. Löw (Eds.), Archäologie-Mittelalter-Neuzeit-Zukunft. Festschrift für Ingolf Ericsson.
Bonn 2017, p. 249-282


Kröger, Lars:
Früh- und Hochmittelalterliche Binnenschiffe in Mitteleuropa. Ein Überblick zum aktuellen Stand der Forschung. In: Kouřil, Pavel (Ed.): Přehled výzkumů, Volume 55-2.
Brno 2014, p. 91–123


Kröger, Lars:
Zwischen Main und Alpenrand. Ein Überblick zu den archäologischen Hinterlassenschaften von Wasserfahrzeugen in Süddeutschland.
In: Miloslav Chytráček, Heinz Gruber, Jan Michálek, Karl Schmotz and Ruth Sandner (Eds.): Archäologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ostbayern /West- und Südböhmen/Fines Transire. 22. Treffen.  Rahden,
Westf. 2013, p. 111–130


Kröger, Lars:
Einbäume des Maingebietes – Fähren als verbindendes Element eines mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Wegesystems.
In: Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung (Ed.): Siedlungs- und Küstenforschung im südlichen Nordseegebiet (SKN) 34.
Rahden/Westf. 2011, p. 115–128

Exhibition projects

Against the Current - River Navigation in the Middle Ages, German Maritime Museum, 2017

Prizes and honours
Otto Meyer Elisabeth Roth Doctoral Prize (2017)

Cultural Council at European Maritime Heritage (member) General Board representing the Advisory members at European Maritime Heritage (member)

Opening hours

currently closed

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0
E. info@dsm.museum

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