Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Thank you Bremerhaven Maritime Days

From 17-21 August, we visited Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Together with more than 80 other ships and more than 350,000 visitors we had fabulous days in Germany and wish to thank the Maritime Tage Bremerhaven organisation for inviting us! 

Thank you Bremerhaven Maritime Days

Photo: Ossi Kallio

In the morning on the 17th of August, the Götheborg arrived in Bremerhaven. First, the ship had to go through a lock, before entering through the extremely narrow bridge passage into the harbour. After that another tricky maneuver awaited in the tight space in the harbour and with ships all around. With only centimeters to spare, both the passage at the bridge and the turn in the harbour went smooth, and Götheborg arrived at her mooring place. 

Just after arrival, the sky opened up in the biggest downpour. A few crew members took the chance for a quick shower in the rain out on the deck, before it eased off. The rest of the week was beautiful, sunny and warm. 

As part of the Maritime Days, Götheborg was open to visitors every day, and on the busiest day we had 2,700 visitors passing through the ship in just that day. Thank you everyone who came on board!

Just as many people came to visit the Götheborg, our crew also took the chance to visit the other beautiful and interesting ships that participated in the festivities. Bremerhaven Maritime Days also featured a street food festival, and music was playing on three stages in the area. All in all: A lot to do and see, and a great meeting place for the sailing community as well as the many people who came to see the visiting ships!

Thank you Maritime Tage Bremerhaven 2022 for inviting us and we hope to see you again!

Photos from the week in Bremerhaven

Götheborg at the centre of attention: Photo: Ossi Kallio
Götheborg at the centre of attention: Photo: Ossi Kallio
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Tight passage at the bridge
Tight passage at the bridge
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Arrival to Bremerhaven
Turning around in the harbour.
Turning around in the harbour.
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio
Bremerhaven Maritime Days. Photo: Ossi Kallio

Next stop is Lisbon

We're in Lisbon 5–9 September and will be open to the public during the stopover. Book your tickets now! 

Opening hours in Lisbon:

5 September: 15:00–20:00
6 September: 13:00–21:00
7 September: 10:00–17:30
8 September: 10:00–17:30

Sail with us

Did you also know that anyone can sail along as a deckhand?! The sailing legs are filling up, but we still have spaces on the last three sailing legs. Sail with us!

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

First stopover: Sète, France

26 January 2023

The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.