Internationales Maritimes Museum, Hamburg, Germany
The International Maritime Museum is located in the listed Kaispeicher B. Three thousand years of shipping history with valuable exhibits, ship models and paintings are shown on nine exhibition decks. Marine research is dedicated to its own deck.
In the beginning was the sea. People stood on the shore – ready to sail to new horizons. The journey through 3,000 years of sea history begins. Historical globes and charts show how the world has developed to this day. Particularly precious: a specimen of the “Atlantis Majoris” from the year 1657, the first marine atlas printed in the Netherlands.
Hand-painted crown compasses and golden shining sextants lead to an epoch in which the course’s course required a steady hand and a sharp eye. A “radio booth”, Morse devices and signaling books illustrate how seafarers communicated into the 20th century.
Selected models show the various developmental stages in the maritime journey: from Phoenician galleys and Roman trains to the Viking kiteboats, the Hanseatic cogs and the caravels of the explorers to the last wind yards.
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