A red buoy in the foreground. Behind it is a harbor basin.

Museum Harbor

A historic harbor with numerous museum ships located directly in the center of town.

Directly between the pedestrian zone and the National German Maritime Museum, the historical part of the harbor of Bremerhaven contains several museum ships. In connection with the collections of the National German Maritime Museum and the historic surroundings, the park-like area with its large maritime objects on land and the ten vintage ships of the museum fleet forms a unique ensemble of German maritime history.

The Museum Harbor is the oldest harbor, the nucleus of the maritime city of Bremerhaven which was founded in 1827 at the mouth of the river Weser and on the northern Geeste shore by the Free Hanseatic city of Bremen. The (today) so-called Old Harbor was inaugurated in 1830 with a chamber lock, allowing Bremen to maintain its standing as a seaport and commercial metropolis. The harbor witnessed a chequered history of industrial use, primarily for deep-sea fishing and the fishing industry, a devastating bombardment on September 18, 1944, as well as a partial filling in of the original harbor basin with the lock. The Museum Harbor with the world’s last remaining large wooden merchant sailing ship, the Barque „Seute Deern”, – a World Heritage Site – anchored here since 1966, was one of the nuclei of the National German Maritime Museum which opened in 1975.

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Museum Harbor

Berth: Museum Harbor
27568 Bremerhaven
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- Closed from 3rd November 2015 - March 18th 2016
- from Mach 19th - November 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets available at the National German Maritime Museum or directly on the respective ship
- per person per ship € 1,00 (except Technical Museum Submarine „Wilhelm Bauer”)


Museum Harbor
Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
27568 Bremerhaven
Berth: Museum Harbor
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 (0)471 - 48 20 70
 0049 (0)471 - 48 20 755



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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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