• Schifffahrt Wachau © Andreas Hofer
  • MS Austria in der Wachau
  • Schifffahrt auf der Donau © Robert Herbst
  • DDSG Blue Danube auf der Donau © DDSG Blue Danube / Christian Woeckinger

Ships & Ferries

There is a grand view of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape from aboard the white Danube ships. If you want a box-seat from which to watch the incomparable Wachau unfold with its terraced vineyards, fortified churches and small villages, the Danube invites you to climb aboard. Or to be more precise, climb aboard one of the many ships, excursion boats, ferries or local boats.

Enjoy the diverse landscapes, the artfully laid-out vineyards with their typical stone walls, the broad plains and the precious art treasures on both banks that make this one of the most beautiful stretches of river valley in Europe.

There are several companies providing ship service on the Danube. Most of them connect the towns and villages of the Wachau. For instance, ships run regularly between Krems and Melk.
 A sporty alternative is a ride in a zille, a flat-bottomed boat common to this region. The many ferries are also a fun way to cross the river and explore perhaps the less well-known side of the Danube.

Enjoy your precious time in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal region!


Danube Ships & Ferries

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Boat Adventure auf dem Wasser

Boat Adventure Wachau

Charter a boat and explore this World Heritage landscape on a cruise of your own making.Enjoy several unforgettable hours on the Danube with friends, family or business associates....

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DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt

DDSG Blue Danube

The 1st DDSG (= Erste Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft) had a long tradition on the Danube extending back to 1829. With its recent successor DDSG Blue Danube, you can enjoy...

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Kristallschiff © Wurm + Köck

Donauschifffahrt Wurm & Noé

This shipping enterprise operates 13 vessels and serves the Passau - Linz - Wachau - Vienna section of the Danube. Along with day trips and themed cruises, it also offers getaway...

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The Danube Stations, 37 landing stations from Linz to Budapest, are "anchor points" for ships but also for guests. They are places to stop for a break and to explore and enjoy the...

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Motorboot Taxi Kapitän Martin Weber

Motorboot Taxi Wachau

Fascinating trips through the locks or nighttime cruises from Spitz an der Donau downstream past Weissenkirchen, Dürnstein and Krems and beyond to Traismauer, ... These motorboat...

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Motoryacht Wachau © Engelbert Maurer

Motoryacht Wachau

For a wedding, birthday, beach party with friends? How about experiencing Dürnstein, Krems, Spitz or other Wachau highlights from the water? Or simply enjoy a few memorable hours...

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Naufahrt © Lachlan Blair


This ride consists of rafting downstream from Melk or Emmersdorf into the Wachau, a World Heritage landscape.Danube tours are conducted in the Wachowia and the Hinterhaus, two 10 m...

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