Meyer Werft Papenburg

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  • Ida Bogø

    Granatenmäßiges highlight - despite all criticism of the Emsvertiefung. The halls of the Meyer shipyard, a tour of the area, the undocking of a ship, all these are exciting moments - not just for men. It's the dimensions of the buildings, the ships that make the whole thing so impressive and that are definitely worth a detour every season of the year. The view into the visitor center of the Meyer Werft gives you further information.

    You want to know more? Here:
    meyerwerft.de/de/meyerwerft_de/besucher/besucherzentrum/besucherzentrum.jsp

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    • 03/31/2017

  • Markus

    Huge and impressive area

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    • 02/02/2018

  • Sue C.

    Visits for individual and group travelers are possible all year round. Information on prices and booking options is available from Papenburg Marketing GmbH, phone 04961-83 96-0 or online at papenburg-marketing.de/DE/index.php

    Further information:
    meyerwerft.de

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    • 06/15/2016

  • Topsi

    Here you can admire the largest, most modern and impressive cruise ships. Although a cruise may not be your thing, the ships are definitely very impressive.

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    • 06/15/2017

  • 🅰ndreas
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    • 07/16/2017

  • TeutoRadler🚴

    Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG is a German shipbuilding company known primarily for its large shipyard in Papenburg (Emsland district). The Papenburg shipyard is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) and part of the Route of Industrial Heritage in the northwest.The shipyard was founded on January 28, 1795 as a wooden shipyard. The company is in the seventh generation owned by the Meyer family.In Papenburg until 1920 there were about twenty yards. Only the Meyer shipyard survived until the 21st century, partly because the company began in 1872 on the initiative of Joseph L. Meyer with the construction of steel hull ships with steam engine drive.In 1985, the ship's first cruise ship was launched. The Homeric was the last cruise ship of this size to be launched with a classic cross launch. It was also the only ship of this size that ever returned to Meyer Shipyard; In 1990 it was extended by 40 meters to 244 meters.The following cruise ships were built in what was at the time the world's largest covered building dock, which was put into operation in 1987. The hall measures - after an extension of 100 meters in the years 1990/1991 - today 370 meters in length, it is 101.5 meters wide and 60 meters high. The dock in this hall has a length of 358 meters and a width of 39 meters.In 2000, the construction of a second covered building hall (384 meters long, 125 meters wide and 75 meters high) was started. Within the second hall completed in 2002, the dock measures 362 × 45 meters. Also new prefabricated halls were built, in which above all laser welding techniques are used. In December 2007, construction began for the extension of the second hall by 120 meters. At 504 meters long, this hall has since become the world's largest covered building dock. The symbolic laying of the foundation stone took place on 18 January 2008 by shipyard boss Bernard Meyer and the then prime minister of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff. On August 31, 2008, the 2,000-ton roof for the extension of the construction hall was raised to the new location.From 2007 to 2013, seven Sphinx-class clubships were built for AIDA Cruises. In September 2008, the ship Celebrity Solstice, the first of five new ships for Celebrity Cruises, was delivered. With the Solstice series (122,000 GT), Meyer Werft exceeded the 100,000 GT mark for the first time. The cruise ships delivered to Royal Caribbean Cruises from 2014 have even been surveyed at around 167,000 GT (see list of construction sites of the Meyer shipyard).In May 2011, the shipyard celebrated the 25th anniversary of its own cruise shipbuilding.In 2017, the shipyard extended Hall 6 by around 25 meters and another hall by around 100 meters.Source: Wikipedia

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    • 09/18/2018

  • Bärbel

    If you have an appointment before you can visit the shipyard.

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    • 10/16/2016

  • Bärbel

    Especially in September and March it is worthwhile to drive past, as the new ships are in the harbor basin and wait for the overpass over the Ems to the North Sea.

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    • 10/16/2016

  • Topsi

    There is always something to see here. Possibly. but before that, Google, if there is a particularly large ship in the yard.

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    • 06/07/2017

  • Markus

    Must be seen when in the area

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    • 02/02/2018

  • OskarN

    Are already gigantic ships that are built here, and then they drive almost across the country in the North Sea.

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    • 08/24/2018

  • Guido H.

    Several thousand people work in the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg. There, among other things, the ships of the Aida fleet are manufactured.

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    • 06/11/2019

  • Hans P

    Spirit of Discovery

    The Spirit of Discovery is the first of two ships for the successful British sea travel operator SAGA. The ship has a total length of 236 meters, a width of 31.2 meters and a measurement of 58,250 GT. It can accommodate 999 passengers. The Spirit of Discovery will be delivered in the summer of 2019.
    More about the Meyer shipyard. https: //meyerwerft.de/de/meyerwerft_de /.../ cruise ships / kreuzfahrtschiffe.js ...

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    • 05/26/2019

  • 🅰ndreas

    That's what Wikipedia says
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Werft

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    • 07/16/2017

  • 🅰ndreas

    That's what Wikipedia says
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Werft

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    • 07/16/2017

  • 🅰ndreas

    That's what Wikipedia says
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Werft

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    • 07/16/2017

  • TeutoRadler🚴

    The AIDAnova is the first ship in the Helios class. These are cruise ships built on behalf of Carnival Corporation & plc by Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg and Meyer Turku in Turku.

    The ship is said to be the first cruise ship to be fully run on liquefied natural gas (LNG)

    The AIDAnova is the first ship in the Helios class. These are cruise ships built on behalf of Carnival Corporation & plc by Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg and Meyer Turku in Turku.

    The ship is said to be the first cruise ship to be fully run on liquefied natural gas (LNG)

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    • 09/18/2018

  • Guido H.

    At the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, thousands of people are busy
    Ships to manufacture, including the, the Aida fleet.

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    • 06/11/2019

  • Markus

    Very interesting and large area

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    • 02/02/2018

  • Markus

    Great and interesting shipyard

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    • 02/02/2018

  • Derda Von Dort

    Here you can see with a little luck the already prefabricated individual modules as they wait for their assembly like Lego bricks.

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    • 06/15/2019

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