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Historical boat trip Lake Constance
On board the dream ships Hohentwiel and Oesterreich

The 2019 shipping season on Lake Constance started with a sensation: The Art Nouveau bucket wheel steamer Hohentwiel and the Art Deco motor ship Oesterreich will be operated jointly from April 2019.

The Historische Schifffahrt Bodensee combines the two most striking ships of Lake Constance: The steamboat Hohentwiel is a historic paddle wheel steamer and the only steamboat on Lake Constance. The MS Austria was the first diesel-powered ship on Lake Constance and, after extensive renovation, will resume service in 2019.

For both ships there are wonderful cruises and a varied timetable to choose from. Always on board the two magnificent, historic ships is the excellent cuisine of the star chef Heino Huber, a first-class service and cultivated hospitality.

Charter the Lake Constance Dream Ships

Both ships can of course be chartered for special, unforgettable moments. Book a piece of luck and enjoy wonderful moments on board the historic Lake Constance cruise.

The Hohentwiel is an Art Nouveau steamship of fairytale beauty. Austria is the style queen of Art Deco. Both ships provide the perfect location for any kind of event, celebration or presentation. Celebrate wonderful celebrations, enjoy unforgettable moments privately, organize successful events or simply celebrate life. Whether wedding, big business or private celebrations, on board our ships Hohentwiel and Austria you and your guests are always welcome.

We recommend early booking for both ships. Together we will discuss your desired date, number of participants, departure times, route, on-board catering, musical entertainment and other details.

Here you get directly to the charter inquiry

The Hohentwiel can be chartered up to a group size of 135 persons from the end of April to the middle of October. The MS Austria can be chartered all year round up to a group size of 140 persons. All places are below deck and are weather-independent.

Give away joy

You want to give away a special dream journey? For our numerous trips like the round trips, sunset trips or Bregenzer Festival trips you can of course order vouchers. You can also purchase vouchers of any amount, so that the lucky recipient can choose the trip of his choice for himself.

Voucher order

A pleasure for all senses

Hohentwiel and Austria are two complete works of art, places with an extraordinary magic and history. One hundred years ago, the gentlemen on board already knew how to dine well. Heino Huber is a star in the kitchen of Hohentwiel and Austria. With his professional team, he has been conjuring up incomparable menus on board since 2011. All work steps are prepared in the kitchen directly on the landing stage of the ships. All meals are then completed in the galleys. Only what can shine at the table comes into the kitchen. Wherever possible, the ingredients for Hohentwiel and Austrian cuisine are therefore sourced from regional producers. Heino Huber and his team are happy to maintain personal contact with fishermen, meat suppliers, farmers for vegetables and fruit, and winegrowers around Lake Constance. The high quality and freshness of the products as well as the gentle preparation are important. The creative achievement of Heino Huber and his team is best described by himself: "We don't swim against the tide. We prefer to create our own sea of possibilities".

The entire crew looks forward to welcoming you on board the two ships. Come on board and let yourself be enchanted.

This destination is a member of the Verband der Tourismuswirtschaft Bodensee.
"The best of Lake Constance"

Historische Schifffahrt Bodensee
Hohentwiel Schifffahrtsges. m.b.H.& 
Museumsschiff Österreich GmbH
Hofsteigstraße 8
6971 Hard 
F +43 (0) 5574 63560 33