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Maritime museum

Maritime museum

in Flensburg

MARITIME MUSEUM AND RUM MUSEUM

From the Baltic Sea into the wide world

Flensburg is a historic seaport and trading post. The Flensburg maritime museum explains the maritime history of the city with all of its stories about the port and merchant courtyards, the ships and shipowners, and the machinists and captains as well as their typical day on board. These are stories from far-off lands as well as from the coast of the homeland. Stories from the Danish West Indies about sugar, rum and slavery. Stories from the firth about butter transporters and women who spoke the Petuh dialect. Stories from the shipyard about engineers, riveters and welders.

The museum offers a rich experience for all of the senses. It features interactive, hands-on stations that require you to participate, watch, listen and marvel, making a visit to the museum a journey of discovery for sailors of all ages. Special exhibits, promotional days, holiday programmes, tours of the museum and the city, knot-tying courses, rum tastings, concerts, readings and presentations create a rich variety. Feel free to browse the museum gift shop and pass time in the Café.

The rum museum is in the cellar of the old customs building. It features a multimedia installation that lets viewers walk in the footsteps of Flensburg’s major merchant families and tells of the adventurous Danish West Indies voyages, the horrors of slavery and the wealth that the sugar and rum trade brought Flensburg. The film received an award at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in 2014. Admission to the rum museum is free.

The fleet of traditional sailing boats, classic yachts and the steamers of the historic Port of Flensburg. The Captains Route and the Rum & Sugar Mile begin at the maritime museum. Simply put: Flensburg’s maritime history is alive at the port!

Schifffahrtsmuseum Flensburg
Schiffbrücke 39
D - 24939 Flensburg
Phone: +49 461 852970
Fax: +49 461 851665
www.schifffahrtsmuseum-flensburg.de

Opening times
Tue - Sun 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our tourism packages:
In the footsteps of the Danish West Indies rum transporters 

Rum and the Danish West Indies have been connected with Flensburg for 250 years. Learn about the fascinating history of rum in Flensburg and its Caribbean roots. Start off at Hansens brewery – the former headquarters of Flensburg’s oldest rum producer – with a tea with rum. Then get to know the maritime and rum museum. After the visit, head to Mäder’s restaurant on the eastern side of the port. There you can enjoy an eight-course meal containing “West Indy-Flensburg” specialities.

Package includes: 1 x night in a city hotel, 1 x breakfast, 1 x glass of tea with rum, 1 x admission to the maritime museum, 1 x 8 course “West Indian delicacies” incl. corresponding drinks, maps & information material

Price:from €185 per person for a double room
Number of participants: 15 or more persons
Please note: the museum is closed on Mondays.

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