Wind force 10 - Cuxhaven wreck and fishing museum - Windstärke 10 – Wrack- und Fischereimuseum Cuxhaven

The wind force 10 - wreck and fishing museum

The wind force 10 - Wreck- und Fischereimuseum Cuxhaven is a museum in Cuxhaven . In two former fish processing halls and a new building connecting these two halls, it shows the challenges and dangers of seafaring on a total area of ​​around 4000 m², in particular part of the collections of the former wreck museum and an overview of 100 years of fishing history.


Fisheries Museum (2007)

Until 2013 there was a Cuxhaven Fisheries Museum , supported by the Cuxhaven Shipping History Association , in part of the premises of the current museum. Private individuals from the fishing industry and fisheries in Cuxhaven had created an exhibition on deep-sea fishing in the historical context of fish handling and fish processing , which provided a holistic overview from catching to landing and processing. Great importance was attached to working out the historical development, with technology playing a decisive role. Because this meant that the fishing trips were longer ( refrigeration) and led to more and more distant fishing grounds. The ships of the last generation, as factory ships, landed the caught fish into processed products and the rest as fish meal .

Independently of this, the wreck museum was located in a different location from 1980 to 2013 . Since December 5, 2013, the fishing museum and the wreck museum have been united as wind force 10 - the wreck and fishing museum Cuxhaven , sponsored by the city of Cuxhaven. [1] [2]


  • Museum Prize of the Lower Saxony Sparkasse Foundation 2017 [3]


Commons : Wind Force 10 - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Wind force 10" - Done! In: Website City of Cuxhaven. Retrieved December 23, 2013 .
  3. Hans-Walter Keweloh: "Anchor point for the identity of the city". Award for museum "Wind Force 10" . In: Men from Morgenstern , Heimatbund an Elbe and Weser estuary e. V. (Ed.): Niederdeutsches Heimatblatt . No. 817 . Nordsee-Zeitung GmbH, Bremerhaven January 2018, p. 4 ( digital copy [PDF; 5.4 MB ; accessed on July 5, 2019]).

Coordinates: 53 ° 51 ′ 44.2 " N , 8 ° 42 ′ 24" E