Lecture: "On the trail of wrecks in the Baltic Sea"

5/19/24 in Rostock

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Exhibition, Guided Tours & Tours, Lecture & Science, Maritime

Maritime lecture on the traditional ship in IGA Park Rostock

Speaker: Dr. Jens Auer, Schwerin

Experts believe that there are around 16,000 wrecks in the depths of the Baltic Sea.

The State Office for the Preservation of Monuments is responsible for underwater finds in the coastal area of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In his lecture, Dr. Jens Auer will use interesting examples to explain how complex and sometimes difficult the discovery and exploration of underwater finds can be. The full-time archaeologists are dependent on the help of volunteers. These include research and recreational divers organized in the Landesverband für Unterwasserarchäologie MV e.V. (State Association for Underwater Archaeology MV). They help with the documentation of the finds. One problem, however, is "predatory divers" who enrich themselves with handy finds and sometimes destroy sites as a result.

Jens Auer will also discuss this in his lecture on January 11, 2024 at 4 p.m. on the traditional ship in Rostock-Schmarl.

The Rostock Maritime Museum on the banks of the Warnow in IGA Park offers exciting insights into the history of shipbuilding and seafaring. As the largest floating museum in Germany, the traditional ship "MS Dresden" with its 10,000 tons is a maritime excursion destination for the whole family. The ship's technology and furnishings from the 1950s and 1960s are almost completely original. The museum's outdoor facilities display other historical ship models, navigation marks and beacons. In addition to the ship, traditional boatbuilding techniques are demonstrated in the historic boatyard and can be experienced by children in particular. The IGA Park is the green oasis of adventure in the north-west of the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock. In the summer months, concerts and events invite visitors to linger and celebrate on the festival meadow. Nature lovers can discover a diverse world of flora and fauna on 65 hectares.

Opening hours of the Maritime Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from November to March: 10:00 - 16:00
April to October: 10:00 - 18:00

Opening hours IGA Park: daily from November to March: 8:00-17:00 I April to October: 8:00-22:00

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The entrance fee for the event is 3.00 euros and can be paid directly on board.

Event dates
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Event Location
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Schmarl-Dorf 40
18106 Rostock


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