International Maritime Museum, Hamburg

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International Maritime Museum reveals the history and future of shipping with a collection of artifacts, model ships, and maritime art. Look for a 3,000-year-old dugout found in the Elbe River. Don't miss the reproduction of Sir Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat from his trans-Antarctic expedition. The replica was used in 2000 by the German explorer Arved Fuchs when he retraced the route. Captain your own ship on a simulator. An audio guide is available for an additional fee. Put International Maritime Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamburg holiday builder site.
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  • Did not expect it to be that big. 9 Floors plus 9 half floors, so much you can get lost and might miss things. So much to see but yu can get a nice overview in 2-3h as well. Very detailed and many... 
    Did not expect it to be that big. 9 Floors plus 9 half floors, so much you can get lost and might miss things. So much to see but yu can get a nice overview in 2-3h as well. Very detailed and many...  more »
  • There are nine levels in the museum and the recommended way to see it is to take the lift to the top and then work your way down to the ground floor. There are literally enough models of ships of... 
    There are nine levels in the museum and the recommended way to see it is to take the lift to the top and then work your way down to the ground floor. There are literally enough models of ships of...  more »
  • How lucky we are to have such a museum at our doorstep. I learned so much about Hamburg and its maritime history at this economical option. 
    How lucky we are to have such a museum at our doorstep. I learned so much about Hamburg and its maritime history at this economical option.  more »
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  • We spent 5 hours in this museum and felt like we need one more day. Has lot of pieces displayed, lot of history to learn and very beautiful rooms. You should definitely visit International Maritime Museum from Hamburg. Better start in the morning so you will get to see all its beautiful ships and exposure.
  • A detailed museum covering the nautical history of Hamburg and the United German states. Particularly recommended for those interested in the subject matter, but still plenty to see for those new to the topic. Concise and with information in English. The museum is quite large and worth the price of admission. Can get discounts through the hamburg card
  • I’m not a big fan of ships, but this museum is just amazing! It has 9 levels of exhibition, so you can spend here the whole day 🙌🏻 moreover, it is allowed to go outside and come back within one day without extra fee! Would love to visit it it again. P.S. the lady that checked our tickets was so nice and explained a lot about this museum 😅 if you’ll be there definitely talk to her too
  • This place is an amazing place to go if you enjoy anything maritime. The museum is 9 stories tall with almost every type of ship you could ever think of. You can spend a whole day inside this place looking at the small or lvery large ship models. There also is a whole entire floor dedicated to maritime art pieces. This a great place to take your kids so if you ever have the time reserve a good couple hours to come here you won't regret it.
  • What night is an interesting museum for whoever loves everything about ships, navy and Maritime. The museum is quiet huge, so consider a good amount of time if you’d like to visit all!! It is a 10-floor building with different topics. What I was missing from this museum was some interactive learning or practice for kids to keep them busy and interested!

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