The ship "Sea Stallion from Glendalough" ("Havhingsten fra Glendalough") will anchor on Saturday, September 6, on the River Spree in the center of Berlin. The appearance of this remake of the ancient Viking ship in the original size is coincided with the opening of the "Vikings" exhibition in the capital"s cultural center Martin-Gropius-Bau, reports dpa. The crew consists of 65 sailors. As reported by the organizers of the exhibition, "Sea Stallion from Glendalough" is the largest replica of the Viking floating equipment built to date. The ship will moor not far from the Reichstag building, where it will be anchored until September 14.
The prototype of this wooden vessel was built in the 11th century in Dublin. The remains of the ship were found not far from the Danish city of Roskilde in 1962. The organizers of the exhibition note that the ship is an impressive testament to the Scandinavian skill to sail far beyond the known world at that time.
"Vikings" exhibition opens on September 9 in the presence of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II and the President of Germany Joachim Gauck. One of the exhibits is a Viking warship Roskilde 6 discovered in 1997 in the port of Roskilde and presented to the public for the first time in Germany. There will be 800 artifacts collected in the exhibition of the Viking Age: gold objects from the German island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea, a silver cup from the Danish Boathouse, as well as coins, jewelry and other valuables from the famous Vale of York Hoard, detected in North Yorkshire in England.