Cookie Policy



Research shipping in the German Maritime Museum

In the new installation on research shipping at the DSM in Bremerhaven, visitors* can learn more about marine and polar research. The German research icebreaker POLARSTERN serves as a model.

In the new exhibition at the DSM, a walk-in installation on research shipping will be set up. In it, visitors can experience for themselves how work and life is lived on board a research vessel. It also shows how scientists* work with the data collected on the research vessel.

For example, the following questions will be answered: What was research navigation like in the past? Who can travel on a research vessel? How does one live on a research vessel? What can go wrong in research navigation? How is data collected? How does research work under extreme conditions? What is done with the collected data? What role do research vessels play in public? How much does a research vessel cost? How international are marine and polar research?

The POLARSTERN serves as a model for the exhibition in the museum

The model for the installation is the largest German research vessel, the ice-breaking research and supply vessel POLARSTERN. Many original objects on research vessels from the DSM's collection are exhibited within the installation.



Related contributions



On the tracks of research shipping

Living polar history: From the files to the stage


NORDISCHE JAGD GRÖNLAND - The ship then and now

The oldest German polar research vessel is the GRÖNLAND. The one-master from 1867 is not only for history fans. It is still on its way today, thanks to many dedicated people  


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

.svgDSMlogo { fill: #fff; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogo { fill: #fff; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogoBlue { fill: #002c50; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogoBlue { fill: #002c50; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgNavPlus { fill: #002c50; } .svgFacebook { fill: #002c50; } .svgYoutube { fill: #002c50; } .svgInstagram { fill: #002c50; } .svgLeibnizLogo { fill: #002c50; } .svgWatch { fill: #002c50; } .svgPin { fill: #002c50; } .svgLetter { fill: #002c50; }