Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

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Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

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Discover one of Hamburg's must-see museums at Cap San Diego, an impressive ship built in 1961. Learn about life aboard a cargo ship and have a chance to explore all areas of the vessel during this interactive museum experience.

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Optional audio guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on an imaginary journey to the 1960s
  • Visit the largest civil museum ship in the world
  • Learn about the fate of emigrants between 1850 and 1930
  • Discover the engine room
Full description
Go on an imaginary journey to the 1960s and 70s, across the Atlantic Ocean to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and back again. Experience life as a lookout on the bridge or stand deep within the Machine Room to feel the steady pulse of the engines. Relax with the passengers in the saloon to the sound of light music while on a fun-filled voyage to South America. Cap San Diego is the largest civil museum ship in the world. It is the last surviving ship in a series of six fast general cargo ships, which were built in 1961/62 for the shipping company Hamburg South and drove to South America until the end of 1981. Hamburg's unique maritime monument has been a museum ship since 1988 and can be visited from bridge to hatch and from heart to head. During your self-guided tour, watch the documentary "A Suitcase Full of Hope - Emigration Port of Hamburg" about the fate of emigrants between 1850 and 1930. In hatch 2, find the permanent exhibition "General Cargo and Container Handling," which clearly documents the history of sea freight transport from 1960 to today with many historical images and explanatory texts.
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  • Entrance ticket
  • Audio guide (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Please go directly to the ship entrance located at the end of Überseebrücke.

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    • The museum is open 10 AM–6 PM daily
    • The museum is a ship that you can explore on your own
    • This is a self-guided tour there is no live guide
    • Not recommended for people with claustrophobia or mazeophobia
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for people with limited mobility as there are multiple flights of stairs
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    4.3 / 5

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    If you have 2-3 hours and are interested in seafaring, you should definitely plan a visit to the general cargo ship Cap San Diego! It is advisable to reserve tickets online in order to be safe in the current Corona times. For the large ship with the extensive information, the specified visiting time is required depending on the interest. The inspection of the engine rooms over several floors is impressive, as is the storage of general cargo compared to today's container ships. We had a lot of fun, is entertaining and highly recommended!

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