Around 25,000 visitors explored bayernhafen Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg, 25 September 2017On election Sunday, four years after the first port festival, bayernhafen Aschaffenburg once again extended an open invitation to ‘the port experience – live’.


Young and old alike flocked to the festival to enjoy everything the port had to offer. The bayernhafen Aschaffenburg team joined forces with companies and partners at the port to prepare a program of events that left no wishes unfulfilled: The pleasure boat ‘Wappen von Frankfurt’ was packed with passengers from the very first trip – and all were rewarded with the best possible view from on deck.  Visitors with a head for heights were rewarded with a spectacular view 54 metres above the ground on the aerial work platform, as were the passengers on board the port train, the fans of heavy-lift equipment at the Technology Show and anyone who explored bayernhafen Aschaffenburg on foot.


"It’s an absolutely fantastic mix of activities,” said one young couple who were visiting with their two children. “We all get our money’s worth here: Our children get to discover, play, have fun and can even win something, and we get to have a look around and experience what a port is actually really like and what companies work here.” Indeed, the wheel of fortune, bouncy castle and co. proved to be as much of a magnet for children river dredging with a real port crane and taking the railway driving licence. And the children were not the only ones fascinated by the motorcycle trial artist who jumped from container to container on his motorbike.


Variety was also guaranteed by the companies that opened their doors during the port festival: Pollmeier, Europe’s most efficient beechwood sawmill, for example, showed how it turns tree trunks into boards for the furniture industry; Suffel Fördertechnik, Linde Material Handling GmbH’s largest authorised dealer, presented fascinating forklift trucks; and at Roth Energie, the visitors learned, among other things, how tank trucks are loaded. The guests were also captivated by the exciting world of logistics with visits to Kreher Beton, Raab Karcher, teamFOOD and Team LOG as well as the raw materials trading company Westarp.


"We were curious about coming here and now we get to take home a lot of new impressions and knowledge,” said a delighted visitor. “I also find it really interesting that the companies in the port offer traineeships in a broad range of professions.”


Of course, no port festival would be complete without food and drink, and so regional gastronomy and street food suppliers ensured the visitors had plenty on their plates.  High-value musical entertainment was provided by the March Mellows Street Band and the wonderful entertainer and musician, Dr. Musikus.


"The visitors came from Aschaffenburg and throughout the entire region,” says Wolfgang Filippi, Branch Manager of bayernhafen Aschaffenburg. “The port festival is a magnet for visitors because the port has so much to offer. It contributes to improving everybody’s quality of life and the port festival gives visitors the chance to also find out why.” bayernhafen Aschaffenburg is planning to hold the next port festival in 2021 when the port celebrates its 100th birthday.

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