Körber Network Foreign Policy in front of the corvette Oldenburg Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Mini Field Trip to Rostock and Kiel

13 to 18 June 2022

In September 2022, the Körber Network Foreign Policy (KNA) visited the German Navy in Rostock and Kiel. There, members of the network had the chance to learn more first-hand about the Navy’s tasks, activities and challenges.

To this end, the group met with Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack, Inspector of the Navy, on the evening of September 18. The conversation covered a wide array of topics: from the current situation in the Baltic Sea region, the new Russian naval doctrine and the Navy’s international missions to issues such as the compatibility of family and career.

The following day, the network accompanied the crew of the corvette Oldenburg on its voyage from Rostock to Kiel. There, the group had the opportunity to observe some exercises and to have an exchange with the servicemen and -women. The trip was concluded with a short guided tour of the naval instruction vessel Gorch Fock before returning to Berlin by train.

  • KNA and Inspector of the Nacy Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack
    KNA and Inspector of the Nacy Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack
  • KNA members and Flotilla admiral Henning Faltin talking over lunch on board of the Oldenburg
    KNA members and Flotilla admiral Henning Faltin talking over lunch on board of the Oldenburg
  • KNA talking with the crew of the Oldenburg
    KNA talking with the crew of the Oldenburg
  • KNA members observing a joint exercise with the frigate Sachsen
    KNA members observing a joint exercise with the frigate Sachsen
  • KNA on board the Gorch Fock
    KNA on board the Gorch Fock

Reviews

Since 2005, more than 14 Field Trips of the Körber Foreign Policy Network have taken place in more than 18 countries. Here is an overview of the destinations:

  • Field Trip to North Macedonia and Albania, 2022
    Field Trip to North Macedonia and Albania, 2022 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Mini Field Trip to Szczecin, 2018
    Mini Field Trip to Szczecin, 2018 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Korea, 2016
    Field Trip to Korea, 2016 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 2015
    Field Trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 2015 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to China, 2013
    Field Trip to China, 2013 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Turkey, 2012
    Field Trip to Turkey, 2012 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Mini Field Trip to Lüneburg, 2012
    Mini Field Trip to Lüneburg, 2012 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Saudi Arabia, 2011
    Field Trip to Saudi Arabia, 2011 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Warsaw, 2011
    Field Trip to Warsaw, 2011 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Kazakhstan, 2010
    Field Trip to Kazakhstan, 2010 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Syria and Lebanon, 2009
    Field Trip to Syria and Lebanon, 2009 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Ukraine, 2008
    Field Trip to Ukraine, 2008 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Iran, 2007
    Field Trip to Iran, 2007 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Mini Field Trip to Kiel, 2007
    Mini Field Trip to Kiel, 2007 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Georgia, 2006
    Field Trip to Georgia, 2006 Photo: Körber-Stiftung
  • Field Trip to Pristina/Prizren/Belgrade, 2005
    Field Trip to Pristina/Prizren/Belgrade, 2005 Photo: Körber-Stiftung