Mittwoch, 26. Juni 2013

Kieler Woche biggest event for sailing ships

I visited the sea or to be more precise I visited Kiel due to a work related meeting. This week the world biggest ship race takes place in Kiel and every year this special week of the race is a big event:
We did not participate in the races (or beware watched the races they are offshore) - we had other things to do. Work and afterwards have some dinner. For dinner we met on board of a sailing ship:

It was on board of the Loth Lorien, a barquentine built 1907. The ship once was used for the fishing and transportation of herring now you can rent it for sailing, parties and such.


Nice view isn't it. We had some food on this ship, sitting on deck


Due to rain and wind we were seated protected and had fish of course (and lots of beer):

 One collegue had grilled fish and the orange cubes were grilled Polenta with tomatoes and vegetables.


I had an oven baked potatoe with quark and grilled salmon and cabbage salad as others too.

And a few collegues had this one:


Pickled herring (Matjes) baked fish and baked potato pancakes.

Afterwards we went to the fair. During Kieler Woche the big harbour area is changed into a huge fair with lots of food stalls, stalls to buy some fun stuff and stages, see Part II


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

From the site you linked to:
the greatest sailing event in the world and the largest summer festival in northern Europe. A nine-day programme packed with over 2,000 events to entertain three million guests from all over the globe.

Sounds like a lot of fun! I envy you!

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Yes it was fun, sadly we stayed only for two days.

Sissi hat gesagt…

I totally agree with Hiroyuki. It sounds like lots of fun!