Storm sculpture in Bremerhaven

The New Harbour in Bremerhaven is protected by a dike. Behind the dike lie the German Maritime Museum, the Klimahaus and further behind the city’s center. Right behind the dike stands a sculpture to commemorate the danger of storm surges. Copper rings on the pole of the sculpture show the maximum water levels of past storm surges (1717, 1825, 1906, 1936, 1962, 1973). On the top is a copper model of the Bremen Hanseatic Cog over a globe that can be rotated in the wind. The model was created by the Bremerhaven sculptor Gerhard Olbrich in 1975 and can be seen from both sides of the dike.

Maritime murals in German cities

Mural in Bremen Neustadt advertising the local beer company Beck’s. The building and the brewery are directly adjacent to a dike that is in urgent need of renovation and elevation.

A building at Hongkongstraße in Hamburg’s harbour district adorned with japanese style waves.

Not a mural but a floor design at the new harbour in Bremerhaven. Large white fish are painted across the cement floor of a public space called Wily-Brandt-Platz, that has been redesigned in 2013.