Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping

Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping

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The Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping (Donau-Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg) is a maritime museum of river shipping on the river Danube and other rivers, sited in the town of Regensburg in Germany. It also contains art collections on that topic, along with material on boatmen's work and training. Its main exhibits are the steam tugboat Ruthof / Érsekcsanád and the diesel tug Freudenau.

Although there were earlier approaches to founding a shipping museum in Regensburg, the club Arbeitskreis Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg e. V. was founded 19th of January 1979 in response to the threatened scrapping of the Hungarian steam boat Érsekcsanád, constructed in Regensburg in 1923 under the name Ruthof. After overcoming numerous difficulties, the club purchased from the Hungarian shipping company Mahart on August 21., 1979 for 40.000DM. In October the ship was brought to Deggendorf for conservation before arriving in Regensburg on November 4, 1980. After the ship was suitably set up, the museum's opening ceremony took place on the 10th of May, 1983. However, the interior was only completed in 1984.

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