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All necessary information for a visit to the German Maritime Museum

Due to the current regulation the museum must unfortunately remain closed. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Information on the reconstruction

Dear visitors, the German Maritime Museum is in a state of flux. You can still visit the Kogge-Halle, our special exhibition "360° POLARSTERN" and the Museumshafen during the usual opening hours. The exhibitions in the Scharoun Building are currently being redesigned. During this period of reconstruction, we will give you an insight into our work in selected special exhibitions. With the completion of all reconstruction work, the German Maritime Museum will open the completely new exhibition.




opening hours



Museum building

Summer season (15 March 2020 to 15 November 2020)


10 am – 6 pm


Winter season (16 November 2021 to 14 March 2022)


10 am – 6 pm


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




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 15 March 2019 to 15 November 2019


10 am – 5.45 (Entry until  5.30 pm)

Winter season 16 November 2019 to 14 March 2020



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






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.


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