Historic picture of the school ship "Deutschland"

The "Schulschiff Deutschland" (School Ship Germany)

“Schulschiff Deutschland” is the last still floating, full-rigged ship in Germany, and it now has its final berth in Bremen-Vegesack’s maritime mile.

It was commissioned as the fourth training ship by the German association of training ships in 1927. The tall ship was launched from Tecklenborg dockyard in Geestemünde (today Bremerhaven) on 14 June 1927.

The training excursions took the cadets around the world.

Between 1949 and 1952, the school ship served as a youth hostel, before subsequently once again being used as a stationary school ship for seafarer pupils. 1995 it was recognised as a floating monument and came to Vegesack for renovation. Until July 2001, ship mechanics, who had been trained in a Bremen school centre, lived on board. With the discontinuation of this training in Bremen, the seaman school chapter in Bremen was closed.

Now the beautiful school ship is floating in the mouth of Lesum, where it can be viewed as a maritime monument and used for business or private celebrations, conventions, seminars and events.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm 
Saturday, Sunday / public holidays: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm


3.00 € per person

More information: www.schulschiff-deutschland.de