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Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

Entry ticket

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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  • 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.
  • Entrance ticket
  • Audio guide (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 134 reviews

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    Wir waren an einem verregneten Nachmittag im Dezember dort. Wir hatten nur den normalen Eintritt gebucht. Mit Führung und ein paar erklärenden Worten wäre es wahrscheinlich besser gewesen. An dem Tag war leider auch sonst nicht viel los. Wer Interesse an solchen Schiffen hat, ist hier sicher richtig gut aufgehoben. Großen Dank und Respekt an die Personen, die es für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machen und es in diesem intakten und fahrtüchtigem Zustand halten. Für uns war der Besuch ok aber noch einmal werden wir es uns nicht ansehen.

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    March 23, 2023

    Ein wirklich tolles Schiff in einem guten Zustand. Von der Technischen Seite her war absolut alles zu sehen. Die Lage an den Landungsbrücken ist perfekt und auch der Eingang ist nicht zu übersehen. Leider war vom Wohnbereich der ehemaligen Besatzung nur wenig zu sehen. Ansonsten einwandfrei.

    March 23, 2023

    Ich war von der Größe des Schiffes überrascht. Man konnte einen guten Einblick in den Alltag der Crew nehmen. Die Kajüten , die Kombüse, die Brücke, die Laderäume. Alles sauber und ordentlich. Eine kleine Gastronomie hätte gut getan. Es fehlt ein wenig der Pep , vorgemacht hat es Hidden in Hamburg. Daher 4 statt 5 Sterne

    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 329426