Museum Ship FMS „Gera“

Floating museum of deep sea fishing

In the fishing harbour of Bremerhaven, you can discover the last surviving German side trawler. The only floating museum of deep sea fishing gives a fascinating insight into a world of work that does not exist anymore.

The „GERA“ was built in 1959/60 in the Peene Shipyard in Wolgast and was commisioned for the Rostock Fishing Combine until 1990. On this 66-metre long outpost of the Historisches Museum Bremerhaven time stood still over 50 years ago. From the trawl net on the fishing deck to the saucepans in the galley and the captain’s uniform in his cabin – everything is still in its right place.

Exhibitions in the net room and the hold as well as five multimedia stations with films, series of photographs and illustrated information give an authentic idea of the history and the arduous world of work of deep sea fishing. Captain Hein and his bosun Harry explain the ship at 17 stations of a multimedia guide. The two deep sea fishermen’s humorous conversation can be received via your own smartphone or a tablet that can be borrowed on board.

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Museums ship FMS "Gera"

Berth: Fischkai
27572 Bremerhaven
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Opening hours 2024

1rst of April till 31th of October
- daily from 11. a.m. to 6 p.m.

Length of stay

30 minutes minimum length of stay
45 minutes on average length of stay
60 minutes recommended length of stay

Free parking space directly at the quay

- Adults € 4,00
- Reduced € 3,00
- Families € 9,00
- School classes € 2,50 per person
- Free admission for school classes from Bremerhaven
- Guided tours by appointment € 35,00 (maximum 12 persons)

Tickets are available directly at the ship or at the Historical Museum 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

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Opening hours:

January - December
mondays - sundays 9:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.

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