Internationales Maritimes Museum

Museum in Speicherstadt & HafenCity

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Hamburg's maritime past – and future – is fully explored in this excellent private museum that sprawls over 10 floors of a revamped brick shipping warehouse. Considered the world’s largest private collection of maritime treasures, it includes a mind-boggling 26,000 model ships, 50,000 construction plans, 5000 illustrations, 2000 films, 1.5 million photographs and much more.