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Liner shipping Wachau

On the way in the Wachau with DDSG Blue Danube

The two modern and fully air-conditioned ships MS Dürnstein and MS Wachau depart from Krems and Melk up to 3 times a day in each direction on an impressive and leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience the region from a different perspective

Food freshly prepared on board

Experience the seasons on the ship


High season Daily 07.05. – 09.10.2022

* Change to MS Wachau to continue the journey to Melk

* Change to MS Dürnstein to continue the journey to Krems

Limited scheduled services on Saturday, June 18th, 2022
Limited regular service on 18.06. due to the Wachau solstice.
The scheduled trip at 5:30 p.m. from Spitz to Melk is cancelled.
The scheduled service at 3:45 p.m. from Krems to Spitz and at 5:50 p.m. from Dürnstein to Krems will be cancelled.

All tickets “scheduled trips Wachau | there & back” are valid for 1 day each. You can interrupt any journey and continue the tour on the same day at a later departure. Please also buy a free stopover ticket.

Route map

Route K

The Tour starts in Krems / Stein at the shipping and World Heritage Center from where you have a beautiful view of the Benedictine monastery Göttweig Has. After passing the Mauterner bridge, it goes past Unterloiben and Oberloiben to the first stop Dürnstein . There the well-known is enthroned Ruin Dürnstein above the striking blue church tower. The journey continues along the typical terraced vineyards past Weißenkirchen and from there to the last stop in Pointed with the Ruin rear building .

Route map

Route M

The Tour starts at the Melk ship station where our guests already have the imposing view of what is within their reach Melk Benedictine Abbey expected. The next highlight leaves with the Schönbühel Monastery and Palace don’t wait long. Past the sandbanks, which invite you to swim in the summer, you go to the Aggstein ruins, followed by the inconspicuous Willendorf, the site of the “Venus” of the same name. Then you reach the destination of the journey – Spitz with the ruins of the rear building.

Combi tickets

Combine your boat trip with an additional offer at sensational prices!

Course listing

from € 29.00


Pork schnitzel freshly prepared on board with potato salad.


Pork schnitzel with potato salad

Course listing

only € 39.00


The cozy family afternoon on the Danube.

Small Wachau boat trip from Krems or Melk

Sundae with two scoops of ice cream and colorful Smarties for each child

Course listing

from € 45.00


Boat trip and 3-course seasonal menu as well as wine accompaniment.


3-course seasonal menu

A glass of Wachau wine (1/8 l)

Course listing

from € 27.00


Breakfast by top restaurateur Patrick Fürst while the ships explore the Wachau.

Small or large Wachau boat trip

Wachau breakfast incl. hot drink

Course listing

from € 26.00


Combine a boat trip with the NÖVOG Wachaubahn and discover the region. Bus transfer included.

Small or large Wachau boat trip

including bus transfer

Ride on the NÖVOG Wachaubahn

Course listing

from €52.30


A unique boat trip combined with Wachaubahn and Melk Abbey.

Great Wachau shipping

including bus transfer

Ride on the NÖVOG Wachaubahn

Entrance to the Benedictine monastery in Melk

landing piers

Shipping & World Heritage Center Krems / Stein

+43 2732 782 82

3500 Krems / Stein, World Heritage Site 1

landing piers


+43 2732 782 82

3601 Dürnstein, Donaulände, below the monastery

landing piers

Ship station at Spitz on the Danube

+43 1 588 80

3620 Spitz, Rollfährestrasse

landing piers

Milking / old arm

+43 2752 512 43

3390 Melk, Pionierstrasse / Räcking 1

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Experience the Wachau from the water!

Experiencing the Unesco World Heritage Site Wachau from the water is and remains unique.

The MS Wachau and MS Dürnstein represent a visiting card for the entire region and offer many passengers the opportunity to experience the “beautiful blue Danube” from the water side.

Stephanie Oberlechner

captain, DDSG Blue Danube

Boat trips in the Wachau

Discover UNESCO World Heritage

The relaxed way to enjoy the countryside

We don’t know of a more relaxed way than to discover Vienna on a ship. Come on board and enjoy a break!


Here you will find the answers to important questions about our liner trips in the Wachau.

Where can i buy tickets?

Tickets are available at our landing piers in Vienna and in the Wachau. You can also conveniently purchase your tickets via the obtain an online shop and print them out at home as Print @ Hometickets.

personally | in all sales outlets in Vienna or Wachau
in the online shop |
by email |
by phone | +43 1 588 80

Hygiene concept on the ships?

The safety and health of our guests is important to us. We have therefore developed a special hygiene concept. Information on this can be found under

In addition to the reduction of our passenger capacities and the provision of mouth and nose protection and disinfectants, the meals are also served in the form of a flying buffet or on the usual buffet basis – depending on the applicable regulation at the time of the journey.

Stay healthy!
Your DDSG Blue Danube team

Can i take my bike on board?

Transport as part of the Wachau liner shipping possible for an additional charge of € 2.00.


0–9 years free of charge
10–15 years 50% discount

Schoolchildren, students, military and civil servants (only with ID)
20% discount

60plus: 20% discount Sunday – Friday (from 60 years or with a pensioner ID)

10% discount from 20 people
Tour guides free, every 21st person free

Children’s groups from 10 people
50% discount, 1 accompanying person free of charge for every 10 students

Are the ships wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchairs must be registered for all journeys. You can find information on wheelchair-accessible ships and moorings under the following link and in the folder “People with special needs”.


In the case of boat trips with included bus transfers, transport for wheelchair users is unfortunately not possible.

Smoking on board?

The restaurant area is a smoke-free zone for all boat trips. Smoking is possible on the sun deck.

Table reservations

Table reservations for group bookings and menu orders possible. Otherwise free choice of seats.

Cancellation conditions
Cruises Vienna

free up to 2 weeks prior to departure
20% up to 24 hours before departure
50% from 24 hours before departure
100% no-show

Can I take dogs on board?

Dogs travel with us for free. However, a muzzle and leash are essential! Unfortunately, dogs cannot be transported on boat trips with included bus transfers.