International induction of thirty-four new members into the Wine Cellar

IMG 8879Once again, the Guild of Christian IV had the pleasure of inducting thirty-four new members from UNMILPOC, the international military police organization, which hosts a 14-day course for military police personnel from all over the world twice a year.

During this visit, the participants are introduced to Aalborg in the best possible way, including visits to Aalborg City Hall, where they are welcomed to Aalborg and provided with information about what Aalborg is like, usually by a deputy mayor.

Similarly, there is a tradition of induction into the Guild of Christian IV, where participants from many nations become acquainted with old Aalborg through Jens Bang's Stone House and Duus Wine Cellar, and, not least, experience Danish coziness, fun, and pleasant singing through induction into the Guild of Christian IV.
The thirty-four happy individuals who were inducted into the Guild, including several Swedes, went through the induction ritual. 

34 people formed a long chain for the city tour, which first went to the Guild's beautiful tree in front of City Hall, and after the circle had been initiated into the tree's history, the group continued to the secret entrance, where the historical expert explained why the secret entrance had arisen and how it can be used today when visiting the site.IMG 8893

Upon returning to the wine cellar, the chief bencher welcomed everyone back and explained to the group about the old Danish drink mead, which was then tasted.

After the exertions, everyone looked forward to doing justice to the Guild of Christian IV's grand gala dinner - and everyone adhered to the rule of drinking potato juice at the right times.

The Guild's "duo" band struck up, and the guests sang along nicely to the songs in the songbook and politely listened to the chief benchers tales of both alcohol and priests' problems with preaching, ensuring there was attention from the congregation. This added an extra layer of cheerfulness.

After a couple of good hours, the benchers left a happily chatting audience.

But it did not end there; afterward, several of the organizers from UNIMILPOC visited the guild hall, not least to speak with the Guild's Cellar Master, who himself has a background in the Military Police.

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