Following the delivery of the bus in Berlin on 16 August 2019, it was time for the rowers to head off on their first big trip. As part of immediate preparations, the team travelled to Munich-Oberschleissheim on the bus. They then carried on to Linz, Austria, on their way to the world championships. The World Rowing Championships and associated Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 were taking place there from 25 August to 1 September. ‘We were delighted with the bus. Deutsche Wohnen asked us back in winter where and how they could best support us. That’s when we decided on having the bus, as we travel a great deal within Germany and beyond and always need to be mobile,’ says Frieda Hämmerling, world championship runner-up with the quadruple scull last year. She and her team are currently preparing to take part in the Olympic Games. ‘We would like to congratulate the team on qualifying for the Olympics and will talk to the rowers about how we can help them further with their preparation,’ says Holger Rentel, Director of Deutsche Wohnen.
The team bus was branded with a motif of the women’s quadruple scull, giving it a unique, memorable look. The bus isn’t the first time Deutsche Wohnen has supported the team. Early this year, the Berlin-based company gave the athletes mountain bikes to use at their base camp in Berlin as well as at their training camps and the world cups.