Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (left, 40, Greens) and Lord Mayor Ulf Kaempfer (50, SPD) are on stage at the opening of Kiel Week 2022.

Kiel Week has begun. Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (52) and Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (48) opened it on Saturday.

keel – With the signal “long-short-short-long” for “Cast off!” on a ship’s horn (typhon) has Economics Minister and Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck (52, Green) opened the Kiel Week on Saturday.

Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (left, 40, Greens) and Lord Mayor Ulf Kaempfer (50, SPD) are on stage at the opening of Kiel Week 2022. © Markus Scholz/dpa

Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (48, CDU) had previously given three double hits and one single hit on the ship’s bell.

“It’s a good feeling,” said Günther. “People always think politicians can’t do anything, but it worked.”

The sailing competitions of the first big Kiel Week since 2019 had already started at noon.

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In the past two years, the Kiel Week has been severely restricted due to the corona pandemic. Now an audience of millions is expected again.

In addition to the Kiellinie promenade, the marina is always an attraction. The naval base is full of ships from different countries.

Live music is offered on several stages.

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