Those who love the ships and the sea ship’s museum Rostock is the right place where to explore the world of seafaring and shipbuilding, on board a genuine 10,000-ton heavy ocean freighter, the traditional ship type FRIEDEN. The shipping company donated the vessel to the city of Rostock, which turned it into the country's first maritime museum. A huge part of the ship remained exactly as it was used in the 1960s and visitors can still check out the engine room, the command bridge and several crew compartments. In addition, the former cargo holds were turned into exhibition rooms and today, the ship demonstrates the history of shipbuilding in East Germany and the history of the country's merchant fleet. Visitors to the historical section can find out fascinating facts about seafaring and trading in the Hanseatic age, 19th century sailing ships, steam ships and Germany's first seagoing propeller-driven steam ship. There are also models of historical ships, including a cog and the 1628 Swedish warship "VASA". A model of Columbus' flagship "SANTA MARIA" can also be seen.