History on the SchleiThe Museum Harbour in Kappeln
The Museum Harbour in Kappeln
History on the water of Schlei and Baltic sea
What's so fascinating about a harbour? It is the sense of the high seas and the magnificent ships berthed on the shore telling stories about the adventures they encountered during their long journeys.
This is what's characteristic about the Museum Harbour in Kappeln with its many historic ships mooring lying at anchor and their wooden masts which add to Kappeln's maritime atmosphere. Since 1981, not a day has gone by without visitors strolling along the landing stages of the harbour, gazing at these unique sailing ships. These beautiful ships with their noble wood masts and remarkable decks attract visitors like a magnet.
Another interesting fact about the Museum Harbour is that it is powered by solar collectors and wind turbines, producing sustainable energy which ship owners are only too happy to use.
Every year on Ascension Day weekend, when the celebration of the "Heringstage" (Herring Days) immerses the entire town of Kappeln into a festive mood, the "herring regatta" is held starting from the Museum Harbour with a stop at Flensburg's rum regatta to the Danish city Sonderborg. If you're looking for the perfect picture motif of the Museum Harbour, this is definitely the best time to find it.