In the summer of 2012 the Swedish Ship Götheborg visited three ports in the Netherlands, France and Germany. During the tour the ship was the main attraction at several large maritime festivals and about 40 000 people visited the ship during the stopovers.
On the 30th of June, the Swedish Ship Götheborg set sail towards Europe and the three stopovers of the tour – Den Helder, Brest and Bremerhaven.
The Swedish Ship Götheborg arrived at Brest on Friday the 13th of July and with an eight shot salute she inaugurated the 20th edition of one of the largest maritime festivals in the world, Les Tonnerres de Brest. The festival is organized every fourth year and has almost one million visitors.
The ship got a great deal of attention all over Europe with nationwide television broadcast from the ship in both France and Germany.
On the 3rd of August, the Swedish Ship Götheborg arrived at the home port of Gothenburg after a very successful European Tour.