Götheborg of Sweden will sail to Gothenburg for the 400-year jubilee
The Greencarrier owned ship Götheborg of Sweden will play an important role in the celebration of the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year anniversary in June 2023. The ship, currently moored in Barcelona, will therefore head for Gothenburg at the end of March.
” We’re delighted to play a central role in the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee. The ship is a fantastic symbol for the city of Gothenburg’s history. We are looking forward to welcoming both the citizens of Gothenburg and other visitors on board, to tell them about the ship and the Swedish East India Company’s strong connection to Swedish history”, said Stefan Björk, owner of Greencarrier and Götheborg of Sweden.
The Swedish East India Company, that operated 1731–1813, was one of Sweden’s most successful companies of all times. It played an important historical role in the building of Gothenburg, as well as for the whole Swedish economy in the 18th century. Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are two examples of institutions that were founded as a result of the wealth created by the company.
“ Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee is an opportunity to look back at the city’s history and also look ahead at the future. The ship Götheborg of Sweden offers a unique opportunity to share and physically show an important part of Gothenburg’s history, and we would like to share that knowledge with more people, said Stefan Björk.
Götheborg will open the city of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilee with gun salute
At arrival in Gothenburg, Götheborg of Sweden will officially open the city of Gothenburg’s great 400-year jubilee on the 2nd of June 2023 with a gun salute. The ship will also join Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival in Frihamnen in Gothenburg, 2–5 June.
Last year, the ship Götheborg carried out a very successful expedition across Europe, visiting ports in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. More than 50,000 people visited the ship and had the opportunity to learn more about Swedish ship history, as well as improve their knowledge about the city of Gothenburg and Sweden. In addition, close to 500 people experienced what it is like sailing on an 18th century ship while sailing as deckhands between the various ports. Götheborg received extensive media coverage at all the different port stops.
A number of port stops will be made this year as well, on her way sailing from Barcelona to Gothenburg.
Port stops European Tour 2023
Departure Barcelona: 20 March
Sète, France: 23 March –27 March
Gibraltar: 6 April –10 April
Jersey, British Isles: 27 April – 2 May
Rotterdam, Netherlands: 11 May –14 May
Hamburg, Germany: 19 May –23 May
Gothenburg, Sweden: 2 June – End of August
For more information about the European Tour and the port stops visit Götheborg of Sweden.
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