General

Mooring details, arrival & parking

As part of our ship trips, we dock at different locations. Please refer to the information below for important details.

You can also get more information by phone on +43 1 588 80 or info@ddsg-blue-danube.at.

DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH

“Moments of happiness on the ship” – this is the motto under which the red and white DDSG Blue Danube fleet, consisting of seven modern ships, sets off for countless day and evening cruises. Whether a leisurely trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, a sightseeing cruise on the Vienna Danube Canal or an evening trip with lots of entertainment and culinary delicacies, relaxation, recreation and adventure are the main focus on board our fleet. The friendly crew has made it their business to give you unforgettable hours on the water.

Vienna / Reichsbrücke (HEADQUARTERS)

Headquarters DDSG Blue Danube

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the shipping center:

LINE SHIPPING VIENNA 4A, 5
THEME BOAT TRIPS VIENNA 4A, 5, 6, 7
CHARTER 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (by arrangement)

Subject to changes!

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday closed

PARK

The shipping center area is a private property that is not owned by DDSG Blue Danube. The paid APCOA Reichsbrücke car park, approx. 150 m from the shipping center, has been managed by the private car park operator APCOA since spring 2012.

Reichsbrücke APCOA car park: 1020 Vienna, Handelskai 265
Operator:
Please only park your vehicle in the designated APCOA parking lot with a valid parking ticket.
Opening times: midnight – midnight.
Parking spaces: 200 car spaces, 6 bus spaces

a) Presale parking ticket
You can purchase inexpensive 24-hour tickets for the APCOA Reichsbrücke car park at our headquarters (please note the opening times). These parking permits can only be acquired in connection with a boat trip and cannot be returned or canceled. Please buy this parking ticket when booking the journey! The inexpensive parking ticket at a price of € 7.00 for 24 hours can only be purchased in advance within the opening hours of the ticket counter.

b) Parking ticket at the machine
A parking ticket can also be paid for at the APCOA Reichsbrücke car park directly at the machine at the entrance. The parking tariff can be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners Club) or with precisely counted coins in cash (ATTENTION! No return money possible – please insert precisely counted coins!). According to APCOA, payment by means of a debit card (Maestro) is not possible for technical reasons. Please note that the machine is unfortunately not illuminated and only the display itself is lit. We therefore recommend that you count the money in the car in advance when it is dark.

Parking tariffs
Short-term parking (according to APCOA website as of September 2019)
The first hour € 2.00 | Every additional hour or part thereof € 2.00
Daily max. € 10.00
Week max. € 25.00
Night rate from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Max. € 5.00

Bus tariff
€ 7.00 per hour
Day ticket € 35.00

Information provided without guarantee. Please inform yourself about any changes from the car park operator!

For the period of the ticket collection (10 minutes) 3 designated parking spaces are available in front of the building of the shipping center.

MAP

U1 (Vorgartenstraße), approx. 8 minutes’ walk. U1 (Donauinsel), approx. 10 minutes’ walk.

Headquarters

The central administration of DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH is located in the Vienna Shipping Center.

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+43 1 588 80

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1020 Vienna, Handelskai 265

Vienna / Schwedenplatz

shipstation Vienna / City

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the boat station:

LINE SHIPPING VIENNA Pier No. 2
THEME BOAT TRIPS VIENNA Pier No. 2
CHARTER Pier No. 1, 2, 3 (by arrangement)
TWIN CITY LINER Pier No. 1

Subject to changes!

OPENING HOURS

valid from 08/30/2021
Mon – Thu | 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Fri, Sat | 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
So | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

valid from September 6th, 2021
Mon – Thu | 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Fri, Sat | 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
So | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

valid from September 27th, 2021
Mon – Thu | 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Fri, Sat | 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
So | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PARK

Underground car park Franz-Josefs-Kai: 1010 Vienna, Franz-Josefs Kai, Morzinplatz 1.
Operator: BOE Gebäudemanagement GmbH.
Opening times: midnight – midnight.
Parking spaces: 850 parking spaces
Entrance height: 1.90 m

Parking fees for cars
€ 4.00 per hour or part thereof

We offer discounted additional tickets for the underground car park for parking from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Additional tickets can be purchased on board during the following cruises at a price of € 8: “Heurigen cruise with Viennese songs” theme cruise and all other theme cruises from the DDSG station in Vienna / Schwedenplatz and on the “Evening Tour” cruise.
You drive into the garage and buy a normal short-term parking ticket. Before or immediately after the departure of the ship, you can purchase the additional ticket from the purser. After returning to the garage, first feed the short-term parking ticket and then the additional ticket at the pay machine. The specified time period (6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.) is paid for with the additional ticket. Any overtime before and after the specified period must be paid in cash or by credit card at the standard rate of € 4.00 per hour or part thereof.

Information provided without guarantee. Please inform yourself about any changes from the car park operator!

APCOA bus parking lot: 1010 Vienna, Franz-Josefs-Kai
Operator: APCOA
Opening times: midnight – midnight
Parking spaces: 11 bus spaces
Entrance height: only for buses!

Information provided without guarantee. Please inform yourself about any changes from the car park operator!

MAP

U1, U4 (Schwedenplatz), approx. 1 minute walk

Vienna / City

Countless boat trips to experience the Danube Canal and the Danube start in the heart of the city of Vienna.

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+43 1 588 80

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1010 Vienna, Franz Josefs Kai 2

Vienna / Marina

Danube Marina

MOORING

There is a landing stage in the immediate vicinity. The DDSG Blue Danube uses this for the boat trips on board the MS Empress Elisabeth . Excursions to Bratislava and Dürnstein.

PARK

Parking lot Marina Vienna: 1020 Vienna, Handelskai 343. Operator APCOA.
Opening times: midnight – midnight
Parking spaces: 150
Entrance height: –

Parking fees for cars
3 hours free
€ 2.00 per hour, from the 4th hour
€ 15.00 daily maximum

Parking ticket presale
You can purchase inexpensive 24-hour tickets for the APCOA Marina Vienna car park at our headquarters (please note the opening times). These parking permits can only be acquired in connection with a boat trip and cannot be returned or canceled. Please buy this parking ticket when booking the journey! The inexpensive parking ticket at a price of € 7.00 for 24 hours can only be purchased in advance within the opening hours of the ticket counter (Reichsbrücke).

That Parking system of the Hilton Vienna Danube that is not in the area of influence of Marina Wien is marked by an entry barrier approx. 10 m in front of the concrete-covered parking lot and an exit barrier approx. 20 m after the 180 ° left-hand bend.

The following procedure must be observed when driving out:
Without having to leave your car, you can pull an exit card by pressing the acknowledgment button. After the open barrier allows you to pass, you can exit within a time window of 20 minutes just by holding the entrance card to the reader of the exit barrier, which is located approx. 200 m after the entrance barrier.

MAP

U2 (Donaumarina) walk approx. 3 minutes

Danube Marina

The Marina Wien jetty is not far from the Donaumarina U2 station. The MS Kaiserin Elisabeth starts from here.

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+43 1 588 80

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1020 Vienna, Handelskai 343

Krems / Stein

Shipping and World Heritage Center

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

LINE SHIPPING WACHAU Danube station no.25
THEME BOAT TRIPS WACHAU Danube station no.25
CHARTER Danube station No. 25 (by arrangement)

Subject to changes!

PARK

Parking lot Schifffahrtszentrum Krems / Stein

As of this year, the free parking ticket for the shipping car park is only valid on the 20 marked parking spaces with the boards on the south side along the Danube. For the other parking spaces at the shipping car park there is a daily fee from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first two hours are free of charge and the parking fee from the third hour for tourist areas is an absolutely inexpensive EUR 1.00 per hour or part thereof. The free parking ticket is not valid for the green toll zone of the city of Krems.

Charges apply for cars

Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The first two hours are free of charge (if you park for up to two hours, use the parking meter!)
Parking fee: EUR 1.00 / commenced hour from the 3rd hour.
Parking tickets are available from the parking ticket machine at the kiosk.

Free of charge

Guests of the liner shipping companies (buy a free parking ticket at our ticket counter!)
Guests of the “Wellenspiel” restaurant & café in the allocated parking spaces
Coaches

Parking facts

Opening times: 0 a.m. to midnight
Parking spaces: car spaces
16 bus seats

Bus parking fees

free

More parking spaces

Green zone

€ 0.50 per hour
Day parking ticket € 4 (available from the parking machine)

ÖAMTC site

There are 26 additional parking spaces available on the former ÖAMTC site. Here visitors can park for two hours free of charge at the same rate as in the ship’s car park, from the third hour onwards the parking fee is EUR 1.00 per hour.

Entrance to Steiner Donaulände, opposite number 21, next to the Shell petrol station.

Art Mile parking deck

In addition, the parking deck Kunstmeile was opened on January 1st, Yachthafenstraße. There are 92 parking spaces.

The daily parking rate is 2.00 euros per hour.
From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the night rate of 1.00 euros per hour applies.

OPENING HOURS

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
daily except Monday and Thursday

Monday and Thursday | 09:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

MAP

City bus line 1 | Stein – ship station
Wachau line WL 1 & WL 2 | Stein / Danube – Donaulände / Eyblgasse
Arrival by train to Krems / Donau + 20 min. Walk or by bus (city bus line 1 to “Stein – Schiffsstation” or Wachau line WL1 or WL2 to “Stein / Donau – Donaulände / Eyblgasse”)

Welcome to the Wachau

The newly built shipping and world heritage center is the ideal starting point for a boat trip through the Wachau.

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+43 2732 782 82

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3500 Krems, World Heritage Site 1

Dürnstein

Ticket sales directly in front of the Danube station

MOORING
The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

LINE SHIPPING WACHAU Danube station no.20
THEME BOAT TRIPS WACHAU Danube station no.20

Subject to changes!

PARK

Car park P1
700 m to pier no.20 / directly at pier no.21
The larger parking lot is located approx. 700 m downstream in the immediate vicinity of Danube station No. 21, at the Kuenringerbad. This parking lot is intended for cars and buses.

Parking lot P2
500 m to jetty no.20
East of the road tunnel, exclusively for cars.

Parking lot P3
50 m to jetty no.20
Coming from Krems to Dürnstein, west of the road tunnel. After the tunnel on the right there is a smaller parking lot for approx. 20 cars. Turning is prohibited when coming from Krems – you have to drive up to the next intersection and make a U-turn.

Buses that only pick up passengers from the ships, but do not stop for longer, do not have to pay parking fees. Entrance not through the barrier, but straight ahead, parallel to Danube station No. 22. Reversing lane available. Information provided without guarantee.

 

Car

BUS

Car park P1
east of Dürnstein
€ 1.00 for the first hour
€ 1.00 for each additional hour
€ 4.00 daily maximum
€ 15.00 for the first hour
€ 30.00 for up to 3 hours
€ 40.00 daily maximum
Parking lot P2
east of road tunnel
€ 1.00 for the first hour
€ 0.50 for each additional hour
€ 4.00 daily maximum
no parking
Parking lot P3
west of road tunnel
€ 1.00 for the first hour
€ 0.50 for each additional hour
€ 4.00 daily maximum
no parking

 

 

OPENING HOURS

open 30 minutes before departure.

MAP
Arrival by bus (Wachau line WL1) to the Dürnstein / Wachau West station + a 2-minute walk.

The heart of the Wachau

Discover the unique Dürnstein with the blue church tower and the ruin of the same name.

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+43 2732 782 82

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3601 Dürnstein, Donaulände, below the monastery

SPITZ

Experience a UNESCO World Heritage Site

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

LINE SHIPPING WACHAU Danube station no.16

Subject to changes!

PARK

Car
Since the flood protection dam was built, there have been fewer parking spaces. Cars can use the small parking lot by the ferry or on the opposite side of the street (a total of approx. 20 parking spaces).

bus
Parking not allowed. It is possible to stop for entry and exit at the point of sale. Approx. 30 free bus parking spaces at the flood protection camp near the outdoor pool (sign “Freibad” – 3620 Spitz ad Donau, Donaulände)

OPENING HOURS

approx. 30 minutes before departure

MAP
Arrival by bus (Wachau line WL1) to the Spitz train station (forecourt) + 5 min. Footpath.

The middle of the Wachau

Marillenkirtag, parish church, castle and maritime museum – Spitz is diverse.

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+43 2732 782 82

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3620 Spitz, Rollfährestraße, Donaulände

Melk

On a discovery tour

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

LINE SHIPPING WACHAU Danube station no.11
THEME BOAT TRIPS WACHAU Danube station no.11

Subject to changes!

PARK

Parking lot at the Melk / Altarm ship station
Operator: DDSG Blue Danube

Car
Redeem a free parking ticket when purchasing a boat ticket (approx. 20 parking spaces in total).

BUS
Free parking spaces for guests on scheduled and themed cruises (a total of 9 parking spaces)
Information provided without guarantee. Please inform yourself about any changes from the car park operator!

OPENING HOURS

daily 9.45 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

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Public transportation:
Melk train station – boat station approx. 2 km.

The gateway to the Wachau

A baroque masterpiece

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+43 2752 512 43

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3390 Melk, Pionierstrasse / Räcking 1

Tulln

The garden and trade fair city on the way to Dürnstein

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

EXCURSION TO DÜRNSTEIN Danube station no.26
CHARTER Danube station No. 26 (by arrangement)

Subject to changes!

MAP

Welcome to Tulln

Here is the largest river stage in Europe with many events.

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+43 1 588 80

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3430 Tulln on the Danube, Donaulände 1

Bratislava

The neighboring capital is always worth a visit.

MOORING

The following landing stages are in the immediate vicinity of the site:

EXCURSION TO DÜRNSTEIN Danube station Huma 4
811 02 Staré Mesto, Slovakia

TWIN CITY LINER Danube station Huma 6
Rázusovo nábrežie, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia

Subject to changes!

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Dobrý deň in Bratislava

Whether on board the MS Kaiserin Elisabeth or with the Twin City Liner, you will experience the castle, the old town and much more.

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+43 1 588 80

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811 02 Staré Mesto, Slovakia

Discover the “Queen among Europe’s rivers” with the DDSG Blue Danube. The Danube is the most sung about river, it crosses a world cultural heritage, glides majestically between vineyards, breaks through rock massifs, offers imaginative views and a lot of variety. For the curious and first-time visitors as well as for “repeat offenders” and connoisseurs.