Several freight cranes run into a port.

Schippertage Bremerhaven from August 17th to 19th, 2018

Traditional mud flat sail ships from Germany and the Netherlands are headed for the second time towards Bremerhaven!

Aaken, Bojer, Ewer, Galioten, Kuffen and Tjalken were the most important way of transportation in the first decades of the 20th century. They were mostly used at the German and Dutch coasts. Today, the freighters with a flat keel and chunky bow are a special class of traditional ships. A handful of flat-bottomed ships can always be found in Bremerhaven, but for the “Schippertage” additional ships from the Netherlands and East Frisia will arrive. A joint run into port into the Old Harbor is planned for Friday around 3 pm and a highlight for all ship-lovers.

Furthermore there will be a maritime program on Saturday and Sunday: craftsman will take you on a journey back in time with their historical work. Shanty Choirs will perform live on stage. You’ll also have the chance to have a little chit-chat with the skippers, while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

On both days, food and beverages will be available around the Old Harbor.

The event is held in cooperation with the Schiffergilde Bremerhaven e.V. and the German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History.

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Event venues

Am Längengrad
27568 Bremerhaven
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Friday, 17th August 2018

3 pm: Joint run into the Old Harbor with musical accompaniment

Saturday, 18th August 2018

1-6 pm: Quay Old Harbor (west): historical handicraft and presentation of the International Guild of Knotenmacher e.V.

Sunday, 19th August 2018

1-6 pm: Quay Old Harbor (west): Nautiquariat and Antiquariat, historical handicrafts and performance of the International Guild of Knotenmacher e.V.
4 pm: Coffee break: Chit-Chat with skippers

Monfay, 20th August 2018

10 a.m.: Departure of the ships

Music program - Friday, 17th August 2018

3 - 6.30 p.m.

Music program - Saturday, 18th August 2018

12 - 7.30 p.m.

Music program - Sunday, 19th August 2018

12 - 5.30 p.m.

All statements without guarantee. Subject to change.

Sailing ships

Zeeschouw "Feije", Netherlands
Weserkahn "Franzius", Germany
Zeeschouw "Jonkvrouw", Germany
Cutter "Kormoran", Germany
Rescue cutter "Meermaid", Germany
Grundel "Mien Wicht", Germany
Gaffelketch "Orion", Germany
Zeeschouw "Vrouwe Antje", Germany
Tjalk "Wappen von Ihlow", Germany

Motor ships

Sea rescue cruiser "Bremen", Germany
Former customs boat "Queen Green", Germany
Harbor barkasse "Rudolf", Germany
Motor tjalk "Vrouw Christina", Germany


Event venues
Am Längengrad
27568 Bremerhaven


 0471 - 80 93 64 00

Tips, Tickets, Dates:


Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 41 41 41
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

Opening hours:

May - September
(Heligoland saison)
Mon. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October - April
Mon. - Sun. 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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