A sailing ship with green sails on a trip.

Barque "Alexander von Humboldt II"

The barque "Alexander von Humboldt II" is known worldwide

Owner and operating company of the barque „Alexander von Humboldt II“ is the German Foundation Sail Training, (DSST). Sponsors of the DSST are the Sail Training Association Germany (STAG), the Beck & CO Brewery as well as e BLG Logistics.

Our foundation, as a non-profit organization for interested and applicable persons, has offered for more than 20 years high sea sailing in accordance with traditional seamanship, under competent volunteer command, especially supporting young people according to the Youth Welfare Act.

The extraordinary experience of a sail trip under full sail with our barque „Alexander von Humboldt II“, and the seafaring customs associated with this, especially supports the mental and physical development of younger people as well as encourages a desirable social behavior. Sail Training stands for „school at sea“, especially offering young people the opportunity to learn traditional seamanship, to cooperate in a team, to take consideration towards others under demanding circumstances, to take on responsibility for oneself, others and the ship - to sum it up, to practice self-discipline. Such behavior patterns, especially team spirit, should be experienced together, because it is essential for the performance and success of joint actions, for team work, as well as for nuturing responsible citizens.

By visiting foreign ports, by participating in the “Tall Ships’ Races” and in diverse harbor festivals, the opportunity exists for meeting new people. This supports a tolerant attitude, an understanding of foreign cultures, and contributes considerably to intercultural communication.

On an equal footing young people can take part on high-sea sail trips aboard vintage ships from other European and overseas countries.

Our foundation encourages the education of younger people to become regular crew members aboard the „Alexander von Humboldt II“ as well as on other traditional sail ships. They are instructed and trained by volunteer competent seamen.

Type: Barque
Owner: DSST, Bremerhaven
Homeport: Bremerhaven
Nation: GER
Year of construction: 2011
Total length: 65,05 m
Width: 10 m
Draft: 5,10 m
Sail area: 1.360 m²

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Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 41 41 41
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

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May - September
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