HAMBURG HARBOUR ACTIVITIES
First of all, if you have never been to Hamburg (Germany), I would like to tell you briefly a few facts about this beautiful town.
Hamburg is a city located at the river Elbe. It has a very dynamic harbour. Its harbour is named Germany’s “Gateway to the World”. It is also the largest port in Germany.
Secondly, the port of Hamburg is the second-busiest port in Europe (after the port of Rotterdam) and the 15th-largest worldwide. In 2014, 9.73 million TEUs (20-foot standard container equivalents) were handled in Hamburg.
Furthermore, Hamburg port isn’t only a shipping trading centre. It also offers:
- many boat trips,
- museums tracing the history of the harbour in the ‘Speicherstadt’ (recognised as a World Heritage by UNESCO),
- visits of old boats,
- lots of organised boat parties.
Black boat party
I have been to one black boat party. It lasted 4 hours between the boat leaving the harbour and coming back to it.
WHERE DOES THE ‘Black boat party’ NAME COME FROM?
Simply because the event took place on a boat, which had DJs playing black music such as hip-hop and dancehall.
WHAT iS ‘MS KOI’?
MS KOI is a ship for maritime events and parties since 2011.
MS KOI is a very modern boat composed of 3 different decks. On each deck, you have a bar and quality sound and light systems. Each deck has its own atmosphere with distinct music style.
The upper-deck is open-air and obviously most enjoyable during summertime when the weather is good. The lowest deck contains a cloakroom and seating space.
BLACK BOAT PARTY PICTURES AND VIDEOS
Let me share with you pictures, audio and videos from the event on 18th July 2015. I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I did!
If you have issues playing some of the videos due to potential country restrictions, use this link: https://www.proxfree.com/.
Then type next to the lock picture the direct link to the YouTube video. Next, change country (to Amsterdam, Netherlands) in the ‘server location’ field, and hit ‘prox free’ button!
You can find more pictures on the following facebook fan page (21st July’s post):