German barque Alexander Von Humboldt II visits London

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THE BEAUTIFUL German tall ship ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II arrived in London this afternoon for a two day visit.

The 65-metre barque with distinctive green hull looked spectacular as she passed London’s landmarks on her inbound journey to the Upper Pool.

It’s the first visit to London for the three-masted vessel which was launched in 2011 and is owned by the German Sail Training Foundation.

She was built at a cost of €15million to replace the original Alexander von Humboldt ship.

“Alex 2” moored alongside HMS BELFAST this afternoon and will remain there until her departure at 10.15 on Monday 28th April.

Photos of Alexander Von Humboldt II arriving in London

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Passing through the Thames Barrier

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Approaching the O2

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Passing the O2

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Seen with Greenwich Power Station behind

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Alexander Von Humboldt II sails past the historic Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich

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Entering the Upper Pool through Tower Bridge

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Moored alongside HMS BELFAST – she remains there until Monday.