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Bremerhaven (DE) - Cuxhaven (DE)

03 May - 07 May 2015

4 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 280,-

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25 : € 280,-
> 25 : € 520,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bremerhaven (DE) - Cuxhaven (DE)

03 May - 07 May 2015

Big adventure in a small package! Join Alexander von Humboldt II for a short Sail Training journey on the Baltic Sea. Learn the ropes on deck, climb the rigging if you’re comfortable, and make fast friends with your fellow trainees. You’ll be in a watch system, so at night you have the deck to yourself as you sail under the stars – a magical experience! Help set and trim the sails, do odd jobs on deck and below, help to keep the ship clean, and learn about navigation. This Sail Training voyage is ideal to find out whether life at sea is something for you. Challenging enough to test your boundaries, short enough to fit in your life. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Bremerhaven is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany’s trade. The town was founded in 1827, but settlements in the vicinity were settled as early as the 12th century. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum, featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, excavated in Bremen in 1962, and the historical harbour with a number of museum ships.

Cuxhaven is a North Sea port town in Germany, home to an important fisherman’s wharf, and one of the largest sea side resorts in Germany. Cuxhaven is a quiet place, so don’t expect too much action. But its beaches, the small castle Ritzebüttel, and the ship wreck museum are well worth your time. Take a walk over the promenade and gaze at the passing ships, go for a nice dinner in one of the many restaurants, or dig up your swimming trunks and spend a nice afternoon at the beach.

Key points

  • Dates: 3 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 16:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPLETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."

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Alexander von Humboldt II

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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Windseeker logs

  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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