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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
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
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
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