Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?
Götheborg of Sweden is the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, an 18th century replica of the original Götheborg that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745, and will create great attention wherever she goes. In 2022 and 2023 the ship has sailed in Europe and it is now moored in its home port Gothenburg. Read our latest news here and scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for our newsletter.
Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!
At the end of August, Götheborg of Sweden will attend Sweden’s largest shipping event, Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM). It’s the first time that the ship will attend the event, and it is also the first time that Götheborg will moor at Donsö in the southern archipelago outside of Gothenburg.
As part of the city of Gothenburg's 400-year jubilee, Götheborg of Sweden is open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg, during summer 2023. We're open every day until the 20th of August, and after that on the 26th of August and 2–3 of September. Come for a guided tour on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!
The 2nd of June we returned to our home port of Gothenburg to officially open the city of Gothenburg's 400-year jubilee with a gun salute. We also participated in the Jubilee Festival in Frihamnen 2–5 June. During our days in Frihamnen, we had over 7,000 people visiting us on board. Thank you for amazing days!
During the past year we have visited nineteen ports and welcomed 90,000 visitors on board. More than 2,000 articles have been written about us, and millions of people have followed us and engaged with us on social media. Check out this article from photos from each stopover the past year.
Tomorrow, 2 June at 15:00, we will arrive in Gothenburg to officially open the 400-year jubilee with gun salute. Come and welcome us home!! We would of course love to have some company on the water coming into Gothenburg, and welcome boats to join us! Already today, the 1st of June, you will be able to see us in the Gothenburg archipelago.
Meet the owner and a big heart behind Götheborg of Sweden, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship. It was a purchase decision that came from the heart, rather than from rational business thinking, says Stefan Björk, founder and owner of Greencarrier Group and Götheborg of Sweden.
Hamburg was specifically chosen as a key stopover for Götheborg as Greencarrier (our owner) opened new offices in Hamburg in April. On Monday, we were very pleased to welcome especially invited customers, partners and friends of Greencarrier Group on board.
Götheborg will arrive in Hamburg this Friday, the 19th of May. Hamburg was especially selected as a key stopover on the European Tour, as the ship’s owner, the Swedish based logistics company Greencarrier Group, recently opened up new offices for Greencarrier Consolidators in Hamburg.
After a long sailing leg from Gibraltar, we arrived in Jersey to attend the Jersey Boat Show. We had great days in lovely St Helier, and a big interest in visiting the ship. Thank you to everyone who came on board!
We have now opened ticket sales for both the stopover in Rotterdam and in Hamburg. In Rotterdam we are open 11th–14th of May and in Hamburg 20th–21st of May. Prebook your tickets online to save your spot on board! Subject to availability tickets are also sold at the ship.