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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  • 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.
  • The guided tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure to spend the extra money for the guided tour since textual information onboard is very limited and you cannot visit the control room without a guide. The guide will present all the facts that people who didn't take a guided tour miss, for example life on board. You need to be very mobile to visit the submarine as you need to climb steep ladders and swing through hatches. You cannot visit with reduced mobility.
  • Neat excursion. I liked that you got to go inside the actual u boat, climbing through portholes and going up and down stairs and things. It was very cramped and I felt claustrophobic at times, with no possibility to move until the people in front of you did and I imagine it would be worse during busier times. Many rooms were labelled but closed off so you could not even see inside. Interpretive panels were nonexistent beyond the titles of the rooms. We were given a brochure with the technical specifications of the u boat, but there were no stories. Entry was 6€ for a student.
  • First of all it's very narrow and low, so be prepared to wade through it. But I'm fine with it, because it's submarine. What I dislikes so much is lack of information about sections and about day life of sailors. Control room is accessable only during the guided tour! There's no information about it before your visit.
  • Interesting, but guide in the submarine was quite rude when we were trying to figure out where we were allowed to go, we didn't pay for a guided tour but no reason to be rude to us because we didn't! Lady at desk was lovely :) Interesting to visit
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