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

Passing through the Thames Barrier

Approaching the O2

Passing the O2

Seen with Greenwich Power Station behind

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

Entering the Upper Pool through Tower Bridge

Moored alongside HMS BELFAST - she remains there until Monday.

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    Hi Janita, she sets off from Tower Bridge at 10.15 so will probably pass Greenwich about half an hour or so after that, and then Woolwich a while after. Depends on her speed really. She was slow coming up but probably won’t be as slow going out. If I can remember I will tweet you a reminder!

  2. Think she’s beautiful? So do we! 🙂 Come and see the Alexander Von Humboldt II in Fredrikstad, Norway, this summer. She is taking part in the Tall Ships Races 2014, and Fredrikstad is the first port of call for the event! See you there 🙂

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