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Welcome to Wedel and Hamburg

Each vessel leaving Hamburg or coming to the port of Hamburg is welcomed with the national anthem... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Hamburg, Germany
Warm welcome

Fun and relaxing to stand and waving to the ships and at the same time get some facts about them... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Kalmar, Sweden
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18 Jun 2018
“Welcome to Wedel and Hamburg”
6 May 2017
“Warm welcome”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Elbwanderweg, Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Each vessel leaving Hamburg or coming to the port of Hamburg is welcomed with the national anthem and welcomed in their national language

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rudolf333
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Fun and relaxing to stand and waving to the ships and at the same time get some facts about them. The ships coming and going are amazingly big.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank torgny-swe
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Each vessel coming and leaving the port of Hamburg receives a warm welcome or a "Aufwiedersehen" passing by Willkom-Höft. The national anthem is played and some information is forwarded, such as where the vessel is heading to or came from, size, weight and horse power...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 332tosv
Reviewed 21 July 2016

According to an old custom since 1952, passing ships on their way to Hamburg are greeted in their national language and with their national hymns booming across the river Elbe: Welcome to Hamburg, Benvenuto a Hamburgo. Great fun to witness and quite an experience. In...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank HaarlemWilhelmina
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking to wile away a couple of hours, then this is a fun and unusual way to do it. Watch container ships being serenaded with their national anthems, with either a welcome or farewell message, accompanied by ceremonial flags and the 'welcoming captain'....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Sushi-fan10
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This remarkable institution spreads maritime folklore by suggesting that the ships that are entering the port of Hamburg are welcomed by the hyms of the nation under which they sail. In fact the hymns are played as well as the flags of the matching country...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Nils L
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