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Guided tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg

REF.EXC_MEYERW
Duration2h00
Classic
# DescriptionREF. EXC_MEYERW
Trip
Duration2h00
Classic

Departure by coach from the Papenburg lock towards Meyer Werft Shipyard. Founded in 1975, the shipyard has been owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. The first ships that were built there were small wooden vessels. Less than a hundred years later, the first iron ship was launched notwithstanding the other manufacturers mocking the idea, thinking that iron could not float. Meyer Werft gained international recognition through the construction of roll on/roll off ferries, passenger ferries, gasoline tankers, container ships, livestock ferries and most recently luxury cruise ships. Due to its upstream location on the river Ems, the giant ships to be delivered have to make a 36 km voyage to the Dollart.
A passionate guide will tell you all about the various stages in the construction of these floating sea monsters during your one and a half hour tour.
Return on board by coach after the Doerpen or Delfzijl locks.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The boat will sail during the excursion.
  • Visit entirely on foot in the shipyard buildings. Passengers will only see the shipyard from behind bay windows.
  • Beware! Information is sometimes given in German (introduction film, notice boards etc.).
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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From Amsterdam to Copenhagen, explore the northern canals by cruising the Elbe, the Havel, the Oder and the Baltic sea (port-to-port cruise)

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You will discover Amsterdam and its famous UNESCO World Heritage Canals before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. In Germany, you will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before exploring Bremen, the oldest maritime city in the country. Discover Hanover, Magdeburg, Potsdam or Copenhagen, cities that will make you appreciate the fascinating heritage of Germany. Discover cities with unique architecture such as Stralsund, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but also spectacular coastlines with fine sandy beaches and limestone cliffs on the islands of Usedom and Rügen. Visit the remains of Chorin Abbey, the finest example of brick architecture in Northern Germany.

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From Berlin to Amsterdam (port-to-port cruise)

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From Berlin to Amsterdam, explore the northern canals by cruising the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover the history of Berlin, before exploring Potsdam, Magdeburg or Bremen, cities that will make you appreciate the eclectic heritage of Germany. You will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. Your cruise will end in Amsterdam, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage canals.

Next departures:  07/10/2024
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From Amsterdam to Berlin, explore the northern canals by cruising  the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover Amsterdam and its famous UNESCO World Heritage Canals before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. In Germany, you will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before exploring Bremen, the oldest maritime city in the country. Discover Hanover, Magdeburg or Potsdam, cities that will make you appreciate the fascinating heritage of Germany. Your cruise will end in Berlin.

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From Berlin to Amsterdam, explore the northern canals by cruising the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover the history of Berlin, before exploring Potsdam, Magdeburg or Bremen, cities that will make you appreciate the eclectic heritage of Germany. You will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. Your cruise will end in Amsterdam, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage canals.

Next departures:  06/07/2024, 28/07/2024
Ref.BMA_PP
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