The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven

 

The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven

  

We visited the German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven in September 2018. The museum building is at the southern end of the navy harbour. Take a boat trip ticket around the harbour together with the museum ticket to see the museum ships and the navy vessels from a boat.

 

The main attractions of the museum are the former navy ships, the destroyer Mölders D 186, the minesweeper Weilheim M 1977, the patrol boat Gepard P 6121 and the submarine S 189. Several smaller boats and a navy fighter plane, a F 104 Starfighter, are put on land on the museum compound.

 

In the museum building the exhibits focus on German navy history. There was a model of the heavy cruiser SMS Scharnhorst and a model of the battleship Bismarck. The report in the Illustrated London News of 28.6.1919 about the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow 1919 I found quite interesting.

 
In front of the building is a monument of the 2nd Seamen's Division from German Empire times.  Click on a photo to get that photo in high resolution.

  

The museum is very much worth a visit.   

For more information on opening times and tickets see the website of the German Navy Museum (in German only).

  

From the museum entrance it is only a few steps to the promenade of the Südstrand. There are several fine restaurants and bar with a nice view of the Jade Bight.

  

The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven

 

The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven

 

The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven

 

The German Navy Museum in Wilhelmshaven 

 

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