Saturday, June 03, 2017

Ships welcome/farewell in Wedel

Ship sailing the Elbe
When ships arrive at or leave Hamburg along the River Elbe they pass the 'Ships Welcome Point'  in Wedel (Schulauer Schiffsbegrüssungsanlage Wedel). 

Each ship is welcomed or farewelled with their national anthem and them a short description of the ship is broadcast to those watching from the shore. It's a gesture that is enjoyed by the landlubbers and I am sure it is appreciated by the ship's crews. 

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