A new pirate ship anchors in Luxembourg

After six months of work, the little pirates can sail back to Stater Park. The inauguration of the famous Pirateshef took place on Friday.

After six months of work

Jeff WILCIUS

After six months of work, the little pirates can sail back to Stater Park. The inauguration of the famous Pirateshef took place on Friday.

Little pirates can now board a pirate ship again in Stater Park. The 30-meter-long and 13-meter-high trimaster was inaugurated on Friday in the presence of Mayor Lidi Polfer (DP) and the Aldermen Council.

Come back. The first ship was installed in July 2005. But after 17 years of service, wooden elements took place. During the inspection carried out by Luxcontrol, it was noticed that the structure is in poor condition and therefore needs to be replaced.


Lokales, Repair Piratespillplaz.  Photo: Gerry Huberty / Luxemburger Wort

The pirate ship is still under reconstruction. The work was to be completed by Easter, but the opening was delayed for several weeks.


On January 3, the old pirate ship was demolished and the work was to be completed by Easter. But the discovery was postponed due to, among other things, the need to improve fall protection and gravel at the foot of the boat. “Now the most popular playground in the capital is working again. It pleases not only us, but especially the children, “said the first alderman Serge Wilmes (CSV).

Children and musicians dressed as pirates sing

The new sailboat looks similar to its predecessor, but “with some improvements”, as explained by the responsible architect. Thus, the outer walls of the boat are made of oak, and the inner – of the Austrian lark. “This combination makes the boat very resistant to weather conditions.”

In addition, new opportunities for playing on a boat, small crab-shaped trampolines and seals in the form of rotating figures have been established. The neighboring game complex complements the offer.

The stern was also changed. City officials wanted to prevent the homeless from sleeping on the boat at night. The cost of the new building is 650 thousand euros.

This article was first published at www.wort.lu/de

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