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Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg, Hamburg

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Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg 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 Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hamburg itinerary planner.
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4.5
  • There is an English audio guide on an iPod (you have to give a driving licence or ID as a deposit), but it is reather a suplementary info - though interesting and useful. Still you have to read a lot....  more »
  • Wonderfully designed and laid out. Could have spent the whole day here. Difficult to pick out areas to focus on so best to simply work up the museum from the ground floor.  more »
  • Very impressive exhibition featuring a lot of info about history, technology etc. Warning: it is really big, spans on 9 floors of the building, you need a lot of time and endurance to visit everything...  more »
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  • 9 stories of the history of ships and sea navigation, from early exploration to commercial and passenger travel to modern day ship warfare. Interesting exhibits and some amazing ship replicas. Interesting even for a non-German speaker (lots of English signs). Tons to see, including a few interactive exhibits. Could be a bit much of you don't like ships at all or for small kids since it is a lot of floors, but still worth a visit, especially on a rainy day.
  • Huge museum. It takes at least 30 minutes or more for quick visit. Interesting place for sea lovers.
  • Special exhibit on the Hamburg harbour, 'Kunst in Chaos.' Navigation, exploration, oceanography, ship models, maritime art, ship uniforms, marine swords and much more. 12,000 sq.m. exhibition space in modern renovation of a great old building. Private museum in HafenCity quarter.
  • Impressive collection of all kinds of things which are related to the sea. Many models of ships, sails and (which is what made me not to give 5 stars ) military collections. You can spend a while day there, it's huge. What is nice is, that there is some quest for children, where they need to find answers at many places in the museum. If they would at least add critical comments on all the military things, I'd give 5 stars. You can even steer a frighter in a simulation.
  • There were thousands of miniature ships plus larger politically significant larger ones. The place is massive and set over 9 floors. It's better to visit of you like ships.

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