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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27568 Bremerhaven
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Dates and prices

Journey 1 | May 30th - June 2nd, 2019
Bremerhaven – Helgoland – Bremerhaven
590,00 €/person

It is possible to book single tours:
Bremerhaven - Helgoland
Helgoland - Bremerhaven
29,00 € per way/person

Journey 2 | June 6th – 17th, 2019
Bremerhaven – Delfzijl- Papenburg - Wilhelmshaven – Bremerhaven
1.260,00 €/person

Journey 3 | July 6th – July 17th, 2019
Bremerhaven - Cuxhaven - Rendsburg - Kiel - Flensburg - Eckernförde - Travemünde - Lübeck 
Whole trip: 1.960,00 €/person

Journey 4 | July 24th – August 8th, 2019
Hanseatic Cities
Lübeck - Wismar - Warnemünde - Sassnitz - Stralsund - Wolgast - Sassnitz - Kiel - Cuxhaven - Bremerhaven
Whole trip: 2.240,00 €/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
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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

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Opening hours:

May - September
(Heligoland saison)
Mon. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October - April
Mon. - Sun. 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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