After the budget committee of the German Bundestag provided a two-digit million sum for the maintenance of the German Maritime Museum's fleet last week, it has now become known that further funds will also be approved for the planned expansion of the regional Hamburg into a German Port Museum.
A total of 178 million euros is available
In total, it is a further 58 million euros in addition to the 120 million already committed in 2015. In addition to the restoration of the four-masted barque "Peking", this is to finance a new museum building and the further expansion of the existing port museum site at the Hansahafen into a living open-air museum.
Visitors on museum ships in the port of Hamburg
According to a report by the Hamburger Morgenpost, the new museum building is to be built on an area of almost 6,000 square meters on Hamburg's Grasbrook, where a new district with apartments is currently being planned. According to the concept, there should be a separate pier in front of the museum for the "Peking".
The "Peking" at the end of October 2019 at the Peters shipyard in Wewelsfleth an der Stör
Construction of the planned museum building is scheduled to start in 2023 and completion is planned for 2027. The "Peking" is to be completed in the coming year and is temporarily located in the Hansahafen. The Hamburg Harbor Museum, located in the preserved "50s Shed", is to become an equivalent, second location of the planned German Harbor Museum, together with the historical warehouse logistics from cranes, railway lines and museum ships, which will then continue to be operated mainly on a voluntary basis.