Those photos of the Wilhmlm Bauer
were taken in Bremerhaven in September 2000. The Wilhlem Bauer
is the only survieing Typ XXI U-boat in the world and is now anchored in the Museum Harbor near the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum in Bremerhaven.
Originally launched as U2540
in January 1945, the boat was scuttled in May 1945 near Kiel. In 1957, the boat was raised and commissioned in the new German Bundesmarine in September 1960. There it served as an experimental U-boat until its final decommission in 1983. Given to the Museum, the outer appearance of the boat - which was heaviely modifed during its time in the Bundesmarine - was rebuild to the WW2 appearence while the interiour was kept in its last operating state.