Shipping history from the Stone Age to the present day
The Museum der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt houses Germany’s biggest collection of exhibits related to shipping on rivers, canals and lakes.
Discover shipping history from the Stone Age to the present day: detailed replica models of ships, ports and shipyards and historical artefacts are exhibited in a former art nouveau swimming pool. The museum ships are located on the harbour mouth (near the Schifferbörse). Marvel at the engineering and see it up-close, including the last paddle tug on the Rhine, Oscar Huber, the steam-powered bucket dredger, Minden, and the crane ship, Fendel 147. This is where history comes to life.