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Cruise vessel ‘Fröhliche Dörte’ (1888)

Cruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

This cruise vessel named ‘MS Fröhliche Dörte’ was built in 1888. Today it is run by the Saale-Unstrut Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH and drives up and down the river Unstrut between Freyburg and Naumburg.

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Police boat FPB 25 (2001) in Rostock

Police boat FPB 25 in Rostock, Germany

This police boat was built by Fassmer in 2001. It is used by the German Police Authority Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The home port is Rostock. On this pic, it anchors next to the ‘Hohe Dünne‘ Yachting & Spa Resort.

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Icebreaker ‘Stephan Jantzen’ in Rostock

Icebreaker 'Stephan Jantzen' in Rostock, Germany

This icebreaker was built in 1967 and is named after the sea rescuer Stephan Jantzen (1827-1913). The ship is off duty now. Although there were plans to convert the ship into a luxury icebreaker for private tours to the Arctic and the Antarctic it is still waiting for a new assignment at Rostock City Harbour.

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Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund, Germany

Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund, Germany

The Gorch Fock was built in 1933 as school ship for the German Reichsmarine. Today it is a museum ship in Stralsund. The name refers to the author Johann Wilhelm Kinau, who used the pseudonym Gorch Fock for his works.

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Paddle steamer Hohentwiel on Lake Constance

Ship 'Hohentwiel' at Lake Constance

While enjoying a tarte flambée (Flammkuchen) on a terrace, an old paddle steamer passes by. How old might this ship be?

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River cruise ship Kristallkönigin

River cruise ship Kristallkönigin

In the afternoon I had the chance to walk through the decks of a very special ship: The ‘Kristallkönigin’. This was a river cruise ship decorated with a lot of Swarovski elements. Do you know the products by Swarovski?

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Hundertwasser’s ship Regentag in Tulln

A boat named Regentag in Tulln, Austria

During a walk along the Danube River in Tulln, I came across a ship named ‘Regentag’. The Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser made some trips with this ship. It is open for public now.