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European Tour 2023
Götheborg is arriving to Gothenburg
Update for today and tomorrow! 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.
Photo: Linus Hjelm from the sailing leg from Hamburg to Gothenburg 2023
In this post you will find all times and locations for our arrival. Read on for more information about the 1st and 2nd of June, and the coming weekend.
Today, Thursday 1st of June
Today, as we are writing this, the ship is coming close to Gothenburg.
Around 10:00–10:30 we will pass Buskärs knöte and come in through the northern fairway to anchor outside of Rivö around lunch time.
(As also noted below, if you're approaching us out on the water, please be observant of what is happening on the ship, and also on other boats around us.)
Friday the 2nd of June
13:55 Gun salute at Nya Älvsborgs Fästning.
14:00 Gun salute at Göthiska Batteriet, Oscar II Fort
15:00 Gun salute to officially open the 400-year jubilee. Location of the gun salute will be just before the Opera House and outside Frihamnen.
Passage under Älvsborgsbron will be shortly after 14:00.
(As usual, we will not have sails up at arrival to port, as this would not be safe.)
You can follow the ship's position here https://www.gotheborg.se/expedition/ship-s-position/
For anyone who wants to follow us into port by boat, we would love the company! Just a note to please pay attention to the ship whenever you are around us. There will be several gun salutes, so please make sure not to be in front of the cannons. As Gothenburg harbour is a busy place, please also be observant to not disturb any other traffic on the water.
2–5 June we will be moored in Frihamnen and participate in the Jubilee Festival.
3–5 June we will be open to visitors. Check our website for opening hours and make sure to come and visit us!
After the Jubilee Festival
The 7th of June, we will move to Eriksberg, where we will stay during the summer. We will be open to visitors 17 June – 20 August (closed Midsummer weekend), as well as 26 August and 2–3 September. Ticket sales for summer will open shortly.
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.