Museum ship “GERA”

 

The “GERA” is more than just a museum ship.

This motorised fishing vessel is the last surviving example from the fleet of traditional side trawlers where the trawl net was mainly hauled in by hand. The “GERA” is also the only floating museum of deep sea fishing in Europe to give an authentic picture of the hard life of deep sea fishermen.

On this 66-metre long outpost of the Historisches Museum Bremerhaven time stood still over 50 years ago. From the trawl net on the fishing deck to the saucepans in the galley and the captain’s uniform in his cabin – everything is in its right place. And the father-and-son diesel engine is also still in full working order…

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