Model ship of a Lübeck fluyt

To some it may be obvious that a history museum would include model ships in its collection, but to many others the reasons why might be less clear. In our series “What’s That For?”, exhibition curator Thomas Eisentraut presents European history from a maritime perspective with the example of a model fluyt from the permanent exhibition. The sea’s important role in European history and in Europeans’ self-understanding is the topic of the Deutsches Historisches Museum’s large survey exhibition “Europe and the Sea”, which will open in June 2018.