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  1. Germany
  2. Hamburg
  3. MS Cap San Diego

Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

Product ID: 329426
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Audioguide (available at the entrance in English and German, fees apply)

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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 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
• Audioguides (in German and English) are available and can be purchased onsite
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