MS Vindobona

Vienna by Ship and Boat

Sightseeing and themed rides with DDSG

Vienna can be explored in comfort from the water: From April to October, the DDSG Blue Danube offers sightseeing tours on the Danube Canal and the Danube on six boats. On board, the crew pampers guests with delicacies of Viennese cuisine. Tip for cool days: The Danube Canal tour (City Cruise) can be enjoyed 365 days year on board the comfortably warm MS Blue Danube. In addition, there are also special themed trips with live music and buffet from April to December. The Heurige Tour with Vienna Songs presents Vienna from its musical and culinary sides.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at being the captain? From April to October, you have the chance to be the helmsman on the MS Admiral Tegetthoff: after some technical training and a tour of the engine room, you can take over the controls for 15 minutes and then fill up on energy with a delicious skipper's snack.
The boat of DDSG Blue Danube moor either at the Reichbrücke, in Vienna Marina or the "Vienna City" landing stage on the Danube Canal. The two fast catamarans of the Twin City Liner also await you here, should you need a speedy shuttle service from Vienna to Bratislava.

Additional information: Twin City Liner

To the National Park by Boat

From the urban jungle to the "jungle of Vienna"? Traveling along the Danube Canal from May to October, the National Park Boat will bring you directly to the Lobau, which is part of the original and wild nature landscape of the Donau-Auen National Park.

Additional information: The Lobau - Vienna's jungle

Vienna boat taxi and Yellow water taxi

The first Vienna boat taxi is available for personal boat rides daily from 2.00 pm to 12.00 midnight (rides, parties, romantic evening rides) or for taxi rides between Schwedenplatz and the wine tavern town of Nussdorf. Also available at the same landing stage is the "Yellow Water Taxi", which also takes you from the city center direct to the Viennese wine in 30 minutes all through the day.

Rowing on the Old Danube

In theory you can rent a boat from eleven companies on the Old Danube. And your excursion can be filled with romance. You could embark on a romantic boat ride in the moonlight and explore the mysterious Old Danube. On the four evenings of full moons in the summer, all boat rental agencies organize "Full Moon Trips" with a boat of your choice.  There are also a few companies on the Old Danube that offer evening boat rides until 11 p.m. in nice weather from mid-July to the end of August. The rides have names like "Moonlight Party", "Moonlight Ticket", and "Boat Picnic".

Additional information: Summer days on the Old Danube

DDSG Blue Danube (DDSG Blue Danube) Schifffahrtszentrum

Handelskai 265, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • January - February Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 17:00
    • March Mo - Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • April - October Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 17:00
    • November - December Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sun, Dec 3: 9:30 - 15:30, Dec 24-26 closed, Sun, Dec 31: 9-16:00
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DDSG Blue Danube Vienna City landing stage

Schwedenplatz, Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • März Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 16:30
    • April Mo - Th, 08:15 - 16:30
    • Fr - Su, 07:45 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 16:30
    • Mai - Juni Mo - Th, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Fr - Sa, 07:45 - 19:00
    • Su, 07:45 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 19:00
    • Juli - August Mo - Su, 07:45 - 19:00
    • September Mo - Th, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Fr - Sa, 07:45 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 18:00
    • Oktober Mo - Th, 08:15 - 16:30
    • Fr - Su, 07:45 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 07:45 - 16:30
    • November - Dezember Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 16:30
    • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 16:00
    • closed from Sun, Dec 24 to Tue, Dec 26, 2017
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National Park Boat

Departure: 9:00 a.m., Salztorbrücke, take-off from Franz-Josefs-Kai
Registration required
Mai 2-October 26, daily

National Park Boat mooring point

Salztorbrücke/Franz-Josefs-Kai, 1010 Wien
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Vienna boat taxi and Yellow water taxi

Landing stage: Salztorbrücke / ramp at Franz-Josefs-Kai and Nussdorf
no fixed departure times
Taxi operation between Schwedenplatz and Nussdorf
Registration and further information:
1060 Vienna, Millergasse 1/14

National Park Boat mooring point

Salztorbrücke/Franz-Josefs-Kai, 1010 Wien
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Further information about the Danube

The Danube (Working Community of the Danube Countries: ARGE Donau)

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