• Schifffahrt Wachau © Andreas Hofer
  • MS Austria in der Wachau
  • Schiff in der Wachau © DDSG Blue Danube / www.extremfotos.com
  • MS Austria vor Dürnstein, Wachau
  • Heiraten DDSG © DDSG Blue Danube, Michael Liebert

Ships on the Danube

The Danube and its various regions are particularly charming when viewed from a ship. Enjoy the diverse landscapes, artfully built stone-wall vineyards, broad plains and precious art treasures on both banks that make this one of the most beautiful sections of river valley in Europe. Whether you are riding on a ship along the Danube or visiting it on land: the Danube regions are just waiting to be explored.

There are several companies providing ship service on the part of the Danube flowing through Lower Austria. Most of them connect the towns and villages in the Wachau. For instance, ships run regularly between Krems and Melk. Every Sunday in high season, the old-fashioned paddle steamer MS Stadt Wien takes off from Tulln to the Wachau. There are several connections from Vienna in the direction of Bratislava.

For a special adventure, you might try a tour going downstream on the Wachovia, a ten-meter long vessel modeled on an historical ship. A sporty alternative is a ride in a zille, a flat-bottomed boat common to this region. The many ferries are a fun way to cross the river and explore perhaps the less well-known side of the Danube.

Enjoy your precious time on the Danube in Lower Austria!

Schedules PDF

Fahrplan BRANDNER 2019
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Fahrplan DDSG 2019.pdf
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Ferries and Shipping Companies

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The best way to explore the diverse landscape along the Danube from as many vantage points is to switch back and forth from one bank to the other. From April to October, cable ferries operate between Spitz-Arnsdorf and Weissenkirchen-St. Lorenz as does a motorized ferry between Dürnstein-Rossatz. They take passengers quickly and reliably to the opposite Danube bank. To the east of Vienna, there is ferry service between Haslau and Orth.

The hours of the different ferry companies can vary (see the information below).

Spitz-Arnsdorf Cable Ferry

Ein junges Pärchen in kurzen Hosen verlässt mit seinen Rädern die Rollfähre bei Spitz in der Wachau
Spitz im Sommer aus der Vogelperspektive
Radfahrer am Donauradweg mit zwei sitzenden Mädchen, Wachau
Contact and information:

Phone: + 43 2714 6217 and +43 2713 2248You will find prices here.

Transport of motor vehicles, people and bicycles Attention: Last ferry ride departs 15 minutes prior to the end of business hours!

2019 Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday and holidays
January to March 6.15 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. & 3.30p.m. - 6.00 p.m. No ferry service
April 6.15 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 8.15 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
May to September 6.15 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. 8.15 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
October 6.15 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 8.15 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
November to December 6.15 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. & 3.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. No ferry service

Weissenkirchen-St. Lorenz Cable Ferry

Rollfähre-Anlegestelle in Weißenkirchen, im Hintergrund sieht man die Kirche von Weißenkirchen und einen strahlend blauen Himmel
Blick von St.Lorenz auf Weißenkirchen
Der Teisenhoferhof in Weißenkirchen mit den schönen Arkadengängen
Kirche in St. Lorenz
Contact and information

Phone: +43 2715 2232

You will find prices here.

Transport of motor vehicles, people and bicycles Attention: Last ferry ride departs 15 minutes prior to the end of business hours!

2019 Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday & holidays
April 13 - November 1 9.00 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. und 1.30 p.m. - 6.15 p.m. 9.00 a.m. - 6.15 p.m.

Dürnstein-Rossatz Motorized Ferry

Familie mit Rädern verlässt die Fähre Düernstein-Rossatz in der Wachau
Dürnstein vom gegenüberliegenden Donau-Ufer aus gesehen
Contact and information

Advance reservation: +43 676 370 9633
Find prices here.
Parties of 20 or more can also be transported outside regular hours!

NEW: Danube taxis in the Wachau
Special service (also at night) between Spitz and Krems on both banks
For advance reservations, call +43 676 370 9633 or e-mail office@faehre-wachau.at 

2019 Monday - Friday Saturday & Sunday
June, July, August 9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 9.00 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

MS Marbach: Krummnußbaum – Marbach

Ansicht von Krummnußbaum auf Maria Taferl und die Wallfahrtskirche Maria Taferl
Marbach im Sommer, Nibelungengau
Krummnußbaum, Nibelungengau
Hafen von Marbach, Nibelungengau
Contact and information

Phone Nr. during ferry hours: +43 664 2416274
Reservations can be made at Gasthaus Schiffmeister in Krummnussbaum: +43 2757 24117 or +43 664 1638795
Prices: www.marbach.at 
Attention! On Saturdays, there could be a major vintage car rally (Nibelungenfahrt) or other event, in which case no ferry service is available.

May 1 to October 31, 2019 From Krummnußbaum From Marbach
Monday through Sunday On-demand ferry service only with advance reservations

Korneuburg-Klosterneuburg Ferry

Rollfähre an der Donau zwischen Korneuburg und Klosterneuburg, Tullner Donauraum
Blick auf die Rollfähre an der Donau zwischen Korneuburg und Klosterneuburg im Tullner Donauraum, im Vordergrund sieht man Steine am Ufer
Ein weißes Auto fährt gerade auf die Rollfähre an der Donau zwischen Korneuburg und Klosterneuburg zu
Contact and information

Phone: +664 2155443
E-Mail: info@donaurollfaehre.at
Web: www.donaurollfaehre.at

March 29 - November 2, 2019
Service begins Service ends
Monday – Friday (workdays): 07.00 a.m. at dusk
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 08.00 a.m. at dusk

Haslau/Donau - Orth/Donau Ferry

Anlegestelle Schiffmühle Orth/Donau, Marchfeld
Anlegestelle Orth für die Fähre Orth/Donau - Haslau/Donau in der Region Römerland  Carnuntum-Marchfeld
2 Personen sitzen im schwimmenden Cafe bei der Anlegestelle Orth/Donau im Marchfeld
Radfähre zwischen Haslau/Donau und Orth/Donau in der Region Römerland Carnuntum-Marchfeld
Contact and information

Fährbetrieb Wiesbauer : Phone +43 664 4210058
Prices: Adult € 4,00 / Child € 3,00 / Bicycle € 1,00 

April to October From Haslau/Orth From Orth/Donau
Monday to Saturday On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday/holidays On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. On-demand ferry service 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Ferry Connections Hainburg - Devin - Bratislava – Hainburg

Seitenansicht des Schiffes "Carnuntum"auf der Donau in Niederösterreich
Ungartor Hainburg/Donau, Römerland Carnuntum
Burgruine Devin
Marchmündung mit Felsen in Devin, Marchfeld
Contact and information

Captain Markus Haider: Phone +43 664 2813141
E-mail: office@event-schifffahrt.at
Web: www.event-schifffahrt.at

On the FGS Carnuntum, it is smooth sailing from Hainburg to Devin and Bratislava. On arrival, passengers can visit Devin Castle, set picturesquely on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Danube and the March. The view is fantastic and there are many restaurants and eateries to choose from. The charming historical center of Bratislava is also well-worth a visit.

Special tip: Take a vintage bus to Bratislava or on a tour of the city.

Dates: Sundays and holidays in May, August and September 2019.

Departs Hainburg 10 a.m. about a 20 minute ride
Departs Devin at 10:30 a.m. about a 40 minute ride
Departs Bratislava at 3 p.m.
Departs Devin at 4:30 p.m.
Arrives in Hainburg 5:15 p.m.
[Translate to Englisch:] Preise für kleine Fährfahrt Devin:
Erwachsene Hin- und Retour € 12,00
Erwachsene Einfache Fahrt € 10,00
Kinder (6-14 J.) Hin- und Retour: € 8,00
Kinder (6-14 J.) Einfache Fahrt: € 6,00
Fahrrad pro Person: € 2,00