The Museum´s largest exhibit is found on the Neckar river, anchored directly beneath the Kurpfalz bridge. The historic paddle steamer which once was a splendid Rhine pleasure boat for 2,500 passengers is an exhibit and exhibition location at the same time.
Visitors can take a journey through the history of inland navigation and learn about rescue diving and pastoral care for boatsmen. On guided tours, you can also see the steam engine and paddles in action.
There are plenty of experiments on the ship to get children and young people interested in discovering the natural environment of the Neckar. Games and experiments include taking water samples from the river, examining them under a microscope and checking the water quality. Workshops and children´s birthdays can also be held on board.