Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Askania"

Photos of the sailing ship:

Please click into a photo to see it in higher resolution.

Askania, Volker Gries, Hansetag 2018 Rostock , 06/2018

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Hansetag 2018 Rostock,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Halle
Type of ship:Kaffenkahn
Year built:2004
Length:14.88 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 29 Dec 2021

  • construction as part of a job creation project in Halle, GER until 2004.
  • ship type Kaffenkahn was a historical barge that was common especially from the 17th to the 19th century at the waters between the river Elbe and the Vistula, simple design with a trapezoidal shape sail.
  • equipped with 2 motors for wind-independent use.
  • use for tourism in the region by the Hallesche Jugendwerkstatt gGmbH, a recognized independent agency of the youth welfare office in Halle / Saale.


Website (deutsch, 29 Dec 2021):
Kaffenkahn Askania: website of the operator with basic info about the boat and contact