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All necessary information for a visit to the German Maritime Museum

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Dear visitors, the DSM is undergoing change and our exhibitions are being redesigned. During the renovation period, we will continue to give you an insight into our work through selected special exhibitions in the rooms that can be used at any given time. Currently, the Cog Hall is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer season, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays during the winter season (ships are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. until October 30). The extension building will remain closed until 2024. In the future, the permanent exhibition newly installed there will focus on shipbuilding, the use of the oceans as a supplier of raw materials, and marine research.






opening hours



Museum building

All dates are in the calendar.

Winter season 2022/23 (15 October 2022 to 1 April 2023)


10 am – 6 pm


Summer season 2023 (2 April to 30 October 2023)


10 am – 6 pm


The museum is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December.

All event dates are in the calendar.




During the reconstruction of the museum the library is open for you.

You will find us in the fishing harbour, in the FAMO building.

Our new address is Hoebelstraße 23 in 27572 Bremerhaven.

Please use the stairs and the bell at the back entrance.

Our library is accessible free of charge. 


09.30  am– 12.30 pm
1 pm – 4 pm


09.30 am– 2 pm


Museum ships 

can be visited:




Summer season 2 April to 30 October 2023


10 am – 5.45 (Entry until  5.30 pm)

Winter season 31 October 2022 to 1 April



Please note: Animals are not allowed in the museum buildings or on the ships, except for therapy dogs and guide dogs.



Admission charges



Admission charges



€ 6,00


Adults in groups of 15 or more (per person), children from 6-15 years, pupils, trainees, students,students, people doing federal voluntary service and voluntary social year, recipients of unemployment benefit II ("Hartz IV"), social assistance or basic security (with proof) and people with disabilities with disabilities (with official identification) and crew members of ships and members of the navy with an ID card.

€ 3,00

Retired€ 5,00

School groups per person
(for groups from primary schools to grammar schools and other full-time schools; up to 2 accompanying pedagogical persons have free admission)

€ 2,00

Family ticket Mini
(One adult and up to three children)

€ 8,00

Family ticket Maxi
(Two adults and up to four children)

€ 14,00

Admission per ship€ 2,00
Admission per ship reduced€ 1,00





How to find us

You can easily reach us by car, train and bus.

The German Maritime Museum is located in the middle of the port world of Bremerhaven, the seaport and port city, directly on the dyke between the Old Harbour and the Weser. It can be easily reached by car, train and bus.

By car: From the Bremerhaven-Mitte exit (exit 7) on the A 27 motorway, follow the motorway feeder road to Columbusstraße, which will take you to the museum grounds on the banks of the Weser. The way is signposted. Limited parking is available. Please use the parking lot between the radar tower and the south side of our museum.

By train/bus: If you plan to travel to the German Maritime Museum by public transport, there are several bus lines available. From main station Bremerhaven, take lines 502, 505, 506, 508 or 509 and get off at the "Hochschule Bremerhaven" stop. Cross the market square diagonally in the direction of Hansa Carré and walk between the houses directly towards the old port. Directly behind is the German Maritime Museum. You can also take bus no. 501 at Bremerhaven main station and get off at the stop "Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum / Stadttheater".

From Bremerhaven main station on foot: The distance from the main station to the German Maritime Museum is 1.8 km. You can also walk from there.



Location plan

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

Contact person

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