A ship on the road at sea.

The steam-powered icebreaker „Wal” was commissioned in 1938 for service as an icebreaker on the Kiel Kanal. In the 60ties the combustion was switched from coal to oil. The reason for the switch was the broken boilers, which could not be repaired. And that is why the decision was made, by the former WSM Rendsburg, to switch to the lighter heating oil, which was cheaper at the time. Reason: Less manpower is required than on a ship fired by coal and it is more environment-friendly. In any case oil firing is free of soot. In the year 1990, the steamer set sail for Bremerhaven where it was restored within a year and modified in important areas. A crew of volunteers endeavors successfully not only to maintain the steamer with its attractive and interesting fittings and furnishings in the engine-room, nautical area and living quarters, but also to offer shorter and longer trips where friends of traditional shipping can witness what an old steamship has to offer.
The steam-powered icebreaker „Wal” makes trips all year long. Destinations include the Weser, Heligoland, the Hamburger Hafengeburtstag, the Kieler Woche, as well as various maritime festivals along the North Sea and Baltic coasts.

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Berth: New Harbor East

27568 Bremerhaven
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Dates and prices

Journey 1 | May 17th - 22nd, 2018
Pentecost in the Netherlands
Bremerhaven – Deljzijl – Bremerhaven
560,00 €/person

Journey 2 | June 1st – 4th, 2018
The only offshore island in the North Sea
Bremerhaven – Helgoland – Bremerhaven
510,00 €/person
Day guests pay per way 25,00 €/person

Journey 3 | June 14th – July 13th, 2018
Great anniversary trip
To Szczecin for the 80th birthday of the "Wal"
and 800 years Hanseatic City of Rostock

Whole trip: 3.900,00 €/person
Bremerhaven-Stettin 1.960,00 €/person
Stettin-Bremerhaven 2.100,00 €/person

Journey 4 | August 4th – 7th, 2018
Bremerhaven – Cuxhaven – Helgoland – Bremerhaven
With "summer night by the sea" and fireworks in Cuxhaven
Whole trip: € 550,00/person
Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven without firework: € 45,00/person
Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven with firework: € 65,00/person
Von Cuxhaven only firework: € 38,00/person
Passage: Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven € 25,00/person
Passage: Cuxhaven – Helgoland € 25,00/person
Passage: Helgoland – Bremerhaven € 25,00/person

Package components

- Trip with the steam-powered icebreaker "Wal"


- The canceled dates are already booked!
- One-Day Trips are without catering

Schiffahrts-Compagnie Bremerhaven e.V.
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6c
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel:  0049 (0)471 - 92 69 110


Berth: New Harbor East
27568 Bremerhaven





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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