On the 22nd of July 1929 our city will be obsessed with the Steam Ship Bremen.
The S.S. Bremen was a German built ocean liner constructed for the Norddeutscher Lloyd line (NDL) to work the transatlantic sea route.
On her maiden transatlantic crossing she left Bremerhaven for New York City under the command of Commodore Leopold Ziegenbein on 16 July 1929. She arrived four days, 17 hours, and 42 minutes later, capturing the westbound Blue Riband from the Mauretania with an average speed of 27.83 knots (51.54 km/h)!
You can imagine that in these times of financial and political troubles, decadence and insecurity, this event was a great morale boost for the German people.
To celebrate this historical event we will decorate the city on the 22nd and Happy Hour (2pm slt, Der Keller) will have a nautical theme.
So come dressed as sailor, captain, stoker or maybe as mermaid or fish!
Hurrah for the SS Bremen and her crew!