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Warnemünde Local History Museum

Explore the history of Warnemünde and learn all about the life and work of the fishermen and sailors who once inhabited the town.

The old, heritage-listed Warnemünde House at Alexandrinenstrasse 31 was built in 1776 and is now home to the Warnemünde Local History Museum. The life and work of the fishermen, sailors and navigators who used to live in Warnemünde are brought to life across an exhibition space of 240 square metres. Visitors can also learn about how the town developed into a coastal resort. How did the residents of Warnemünde used to live? What would a typical living room, kitchen and bedroom have looked like? The answers to these questions and more await in the original fisherman and sailor's cottage, where a range of relevant historical artefacts are on display.

The permanent exhibition invites visitors to explore the town's past as well as the history of its most important invention, the wicker beach chair. The items on display include an old rope-based rescue wagon dating back to 1883, sea crates and nautical equipment belonging to sailors and typical (and not-so-typical) gear used by fisherman to catch fish. Opening times: April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am–5 pm, October to March: Wednesday to Sunday 10 am–5 pm

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