5. - 8. August 2021

20th Gunner and Saluting Gun Meeting in Rostock

Gunners salute the incoming and outgoing ships in Warnemünde with traditional gun salutes. Picture: Lutz Zimmermann

20 cannons for the 20th anniversary

The Schützengesellschaft Concordia von 1848 e.V. invites you to the gunner and saluting gun meeting for the 20th time during the Hanse Sail this year. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary they expect twenty artillery pieces from various societies from all over Germany.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the incoming traditional sailing ships will be welcomed with a gun salute at the Warnemünde Ostmole. Seven opening saluting guns will be fired at the opening of the 29th Hanse Sail on Thursday around 5 p.m. in the city harbour.

Most of the participants will be expected on Friday during the bivouac at the Wellenweg in Gehlsdorf. The opening of the gunner and saluting gun meeting will be on Saturday at 9 a.m. Afterwards the artillery pieces will be on display and, most notably, hearable for the visitors. The participating societies and their historic artillery pieces will be presenting themselves to the guests. During the bivouac visitors can experience naming of cannons, consecrations of flags as well as the initiation of new society members or other deserved persons into the degree of a gunner.

The firework on Saturday evening is another highlight which can be observed from the Wellenweg with a view on the impressive scenery of the city harbour. Visitors and citizens of our city are invited to try out the gun saluting on all mentioned dates of the bivouac.


Concordia von 1848 e.V./Stefan Koch


Further Information

7th/8th August | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saluting of the incoming sailing vessels
Ostmole Warnemünde

10th August | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Wellenweg in Gehlsdorf


Sail with us
during the Hanse Sail 2015