Two of our friends served as sea cadets and officer candidates on the Gorch Fock in earlier years.The refurbishment of the three-master had begun in December 2015. It took much longer and was much more expensive than planned. Instead of the ten million euros originally estimated, the costs rose to 135 million euros.
Both young men traveled the world back then, and they still talk about it with great pleasure.
I remember well how much we envied our friends then, but only the best candidates were accepted.
Gorch Fock (Schiff, 1958) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorch_Fock_(Schiff,_1958)
German training ship Gorch Fock (1958) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_tr ... ock_(1958)
NDR documentary with two short movies: https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersa ... k2460.html