Naval museum in a place steeped in history
The fact that there is a marine museum in the Mecklenburg inland of all places is due to the history of the town of Waren/Müritz. From 1940 to 1996 there were many military installations around Lake Müritz. Here were a K-association training camp and a naval intelligence school of the Kriegsmarine, explosive boat drivers were trained here and also a testing station of the Luftwaffe had settled here.
After the Second World War, the Naval News School became the property of the Volksmarine of the GDR, where Soviet nuclear missiles were stored. After the fall of communism, the German Navy had a base in Waren/Müritz. In this place steeped in history, the Military Historical Marine Museum is in the right place.
On 180 square metres of exhibition space, the history of the navy over the course of 160 years can be experienced. Exhibits are shown, ranging from the Prussian navy to the war navy and on to today's German navy. But also exhibits from France, England and America can be admired here.
The museum was founded in 2004 by Ernst Martin Schmidt and his son Frank. The exhibits are mostly pieces from their 30-year passion for collecting.
- The day pass at Naval Museum Waren Müritz is €4 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in Germany.
How to get there
The museum is located directly in the historic old town of Waren/Müritz. The bus station, the train station and two large car parks are only a five to ten minute walk away.