Elisabeth K571

About the museum cutter

The museum cutter Elisabeth K571 is docked in Dragør harbour and is one of the few known remaining ships in Denmark which took part in the transport of refugees from occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden in October 1943. It is estimated that around 700 Jewish refugees came to Sweden from Dragør. Elisabeth's skipper, Einar Larsen, helped around 70 refugees across the strait before he himself had to flee in 1944. Elisabeth K571 represents an important and dramatic part of Danish history and of the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943. But the cutter's history also tells a story about a fishing culture that was once part of Dragør, but has almost disappeared today.

After Dragør Museum aquired the cutter in 2003, it was restored and brought back to the appearance it had in 1941. In 2007, Dragør Museum became part of Museum Amager. Today, Elisabeth is a sailing cultural heritage and an important part of the port environment in Dragør harbour. 


Dragør Gl. Havn, 2791 Dragør.