We celebrated the end of the summer of 2023 with the BauWerke team and some guests last weekend as part of our monthly “Out of Office” on the Wannsee.
Starting at Großer Wannsee, over the following hours the captain of the “Royal Louise” and his hard-working crew of six took us to Schwanenwerder, Pfaueninsel and the frigate shed over the Havel to Jungfernsee in glorious weather. Here, some of us were even able to swim a few laps around the extraordinarily pretty, historic sailing ship, true to the motto “Pack your swimming trunks (or bikini)…”.
The “Royal Louise” is a reconstruction – true to the original – of a British miniature frigate from 1832. The original ship was a gift from the British King William IV to the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was named after the deceased Queen Louise, wife of Friedrich Wilhelm. The new ship was built in Berlin-Köpenick from 1996 to 1998 and sails on the Havel lakes as part of club and guest trips.
Its berth is at the “Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee” (VSaW) in Berlin.
With cool drinks and delicious snacks, we enjoyed the picture-book sunset together on our way back.
A special experience in every respect.
Cordial thanks to the many volunteers of the non-profit “Royal Louise Yacht- und Schifffahrtsverein zu Potsdam e.V.” who are committed to ensuring that the miniature frigate can be operated and preserved as a landmark of the historic lake, castle and park landscape in Berlin and Potsdam, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.