Historical story

Alex II:training ship under green sails

The "Alexander von Humboldt II" is one of the youngest tall ships from Germany. Like the "Gorch Fock" of the German Navy, the "Alex II" is also a training ship - but usually for civilian purposes.

On September 24, 2011, the successor to the legendary "Alexander von Humboldt I" was christened "Alexander von Humboldt II". The construction of the barque cost around 15 million euros. The green hull and, since April 2015, also the green sails are reminiscent of the old barque. The ship had previously sailed under white sails for three and a half years. The maiden voyage took the ship from October 2011 to April 2012 via the Canary Islands to Cape Verde and back to the home port of Bremerhaven.

Novice sailors can sail along as trainees

With its 65 meters, the tall ship is the second largest German sailing ship after the "Gorch Fock". A total of 79 sailors have space on the "Alex II". The ship is equipped according to modern standards, so all cabins have their own showers and toilets, a biological sewage treatment plant cleans the waste water. Interested amateurs with no sailing knowledge can also sail as trainees on the training ship. The owner "Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training" wants to enable young people in particular to experience a sailing trip. The regular crew instructs you in the sailing trade.

The predecessor "Alexander von Humboldt I" was decommissioned in October 2011 as a training ship. Today it is a hotel and restaurant ship on Bremen's Schlachte promenade.