Stallhagen öl

A sunken chest with floating treasure

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An island state is naturally dependent on shipping, and that is clear in the chief town of Mariehamn where you will find the decommissioned Pommern, which was one of the fastest ships in the world in its day (about 100 years ago). Today, she is a museum ship. Another museum in Mariehamn is the Åland Museum where you can read more about the wreck from the 19th century whose freight included champagne – the oldest in the world today. A couple of years ago, two the bottles were sold on auktion for 240,000 and 290,000 SEK respectively.