U-Boot Museum Hamburg, Hamburg

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Walk through a real Russian Soviet submarine--the largest of its type in the world--at U-Boot Museum Hamburg at the St. Pauli Fish Market. Built in 1975, this historic army vehicle was used by the Russian navy for hunting, espionage, and patrol purposes. You'll quickly get a feel for the tight living conditions faced by the boat's 78-man crew. The different areas of the submarine are well-marked, allowing you to understand the vessel's history and purpose more easily. Due to the cramped quarters, claustrophobes should avoid this museum. Add U-Boot Museum Hamburg to your Hamburg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hamburg attractions planner .
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  • See U-Boot museum U-434, where you can see my explanation of this touristic attraction. A Top in Hamburg.  more »
  • Although we did not do a tour of any kind, just to be on and experience the size of a submarine was amazing. It was such an eye opener to see how staff on board lived and worked. A real one-off experi...  more »
  • A good experience for those interested in the history of the 2nd World War. Advisable to see it if it goes through Hamburg
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  • Very interesting to see a Soviet built submarine (or any submarine) up close. This won't take long and because it's so cramped inside you're better to go early. Otherwise you're looking at a traffic jam of about 10 people in a narrow, confined space. How a crew of 75 managed at sea I don't know. The ceilings are low but my 6'3" mate got through it without decapitating himself so taller folk need not worry. Guided tours are offered in German. No guided tours in English.
  • Was very cool and interesting to see and very fun to walk through! But there is a lack of information without a guided tour. So I did not actually learn anything, including when the ship was in use. The pamphlet they give you has some details about the ship, but very few.
  • In principle, even though the attraction is called a U boat, it's not a U boat. It's a Russian submarine docked at the harbour after its service life. For someone interested in submarines and things related to naval warfare and reconnaissance it would be an interesting visit. There is a souvenir shop next to the submarine that sells the tickets for the attraction. The good thing about the museum is that you get to walk around the museum as you wish. It is likely that during certain hours of the day, the place gets crowded so, make sure you visit during the not so crowded hours. And people who are afraid of closed spaces, it's not a good idea to visit this place. It's a decommissioned vessel and all the lights and sounds that we see and hear are artificial. As a visitor, you can walk the entire length of the submarine and experience the thrill. There is actually an on board guide whom I believe speaks only German. I didn't find this a problem since I went inside for the experience. I had a good time. Wish you the same.
  • Brilliant experience with visual knowledge. Language is a problem if from Europe but still well worth looking through. Easy parking and cheap to visit.
  • The submarine itself is an artistic work of geniuses and something out of imagination. Its something everyone who loves engineering and history would definitely want to get into. The only problem is that everything is explained in German language.
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