For the second time in a few months, an encrypted bottle post has been found in the river Alster in Hamburg. Can a reader decipher these mysterious messages? Can we find out who is behind these bottle posts?
In October 2016, I reported on an encrypted bottle post blog reader Dominique Eggerstedt had found in the Isebekkanal, a sidearm of the river Alster in central Hamburg, Germany.
Bottle post 1
Here’s a picture of the bottle and its content:
This is the message contained in the bottle:
Many readers commented on this strange bottle post. Many words can be read, while other parts of the text seem to have no meaning. The purpose of this bottle post is completely unclear to date.
Bottle post 2
Yesterday, blog reader Alex Vladi informed me about a Facebook post published by a restaurant named Kajüte located on the Alster in Hamburg. As it seems, the owner has found another encrypted bottle post at a landing stage next to the restaurant. Here’s a photograph of it:
The two bottle posts look quite similar. The bottles used are of the same kind. The place where the bottles were found are only three kilometers apart from each other.
Who is behind it?
There’s no doubt that there’s a connection between these two bottle posts. The following picture shows both messages side by side:
Who created these bottle posts? What were they used for? Are there more of this kind? I have no idea. Maybe a reader knows more.
Further reading: Kaliningrad’s second mystery: Who can break this encrypted bottle post?