When it is not exploring the world as a
research vessel, Statsraad Lemkuhl
has its home port in Vågen in Bergen.
Statsraad Lemkuhl is a three-masted
bark, the oldest and largest in Norway.
In periods it is used as a sail training
vessel and school ship for the
Norwgian army. It is one of three
school ships in Norway (Christian
Radich and Sørlandet is the two
The ship can also be chartered for
other purposes, including parties and
short, private evening trips.
It has been acting as a pirate ship on a
themed day for children where all
guests had to dress up as small
pirates, and was used a whole
summer by NRK (norwegian television)
producing Slow-TV and their annual
daily summer show, sailing the coast
of Norway from Kirkenes to Oslo.
When it is not at sea, it is docked next
to its Visitor center at Bradbenken, just
next to Bergenhus Fortress and
Bryggen. The visitor center is open
even if the vessel is not in port.