Schifffahrtsmuseum Fischhalle

(City and Maritime Museum)

The museum

The City and Maritime Museum displays its exhibits in two historic buildings: the Warleberger Hof and the historic fish auction hall right on the edge of Kiel Fjord.

The impressive fish auction hall, built right on edge of Kiel Harbour in 1910, has been home to the city's Maritime Museum since 1978. On show in the historic building is a permanent exhibition on Kiel's maritime history as a harbour city, a naval city and a shipyard city.

With its large number of maritime objects, the collection provides a narrative on the history of the coastal city of Kiel and its maritime connections with the rest of the world.

The museum is currently closed for extensive renovation works and is scheduled to be reopened in 2014.

Highlights of the museum

The new museum pier, built in 2011, is also part of the Maritime Museum. The museum’s three ships are moored here: the buoy layer “Bussard”, the sea rescue cruiser “Hindenburg” and the fire boat “Kiel”. The ships can be visited in the summer months.

Opening hours and admission prices

Admission: day ticket* 3 € regular admission price; 1 € reduced admission;

free admission for children and young people up to the age of 19 years old, school children, trainees, students of Kiel University's Institutes of History, Art History and Folklore Studies, members of Gesellschaft für Kieler Stadtgeschichte e.V., Förderkreis Kieler Schifffahrtsmuseum, Dampfer Bussard and anyone accompanying a severely disabled person if the disabled person’s passport indicates his/her need for constant accompaniment.

Opening hours Stadt- & Schifffahrtsmuseum Fischhalle museum

(re-opening on 24. April 2014):

Summer (15. Apr to 14. Oct): open daily 10 am – 6 pm
Winter (15. Oct to 14. Apr): open Tue to Sun 10 am - 5 pm; Closed Mon in winter

Ships at the museum pier:
Closed from 15. Oct to 14. Apr


+49 (0)431/901 3428
Wall 65, 24103 Kiel