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Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship and a unique replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. Today, the ship invites paying deckhands to sail on board between ports and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. In ports, it is also a popular visitor destination.

The ship is now on an expedition, sailing in Europe in both 2022 and 2023. Beginning of June 2023, Götheborg will return to its home port Gothenburg to play an important role in the 400-year jubilee of the city of Gothenburg! 

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Götheborg of Sweden will open the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee with gun salute

02 March 2023

Götheborg of Sweden will officially open the city of Gothenburg’s great 400-year jubilee on the 2nd of June 2023 by greeting the city with a gun salute. As previously announced, the ship will sail to Gothenburg for the jubilee. Today it was announced that the ship will open the festivities with gun salute and join Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival in Frihamnen in Gothenburg.

All six sailing legs and port stops of the European Tour 2023 are now released

24 February 2023

Götheborg of Sweden today released the two final port stops of the European Tour 2023; Rotterdam and Hamburg. This means that all six sailing legs and port stops for 2023 are now announced. The ship, currently moored in Barcelona, will sail to Sète, Gibraltar, Jersey, Rotterdam and Hamburg before arriving at its home port Gothenburg, Sweden. In Gothenburg, the ship will take part in the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee.

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