Sailing on the Danube river has a long history before our time. For the Romans, the Danube was a border for the people from north. In the middle ages the Bavarian-Austrian Danouraum, the center of the East-West trade was formed.
Before the introduction of steamboats around the middle of the 19th century, ships and rafts were built exclusively from wood. The Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz offers visitors a wealth of insights into the technology and history of the historic Donauschiffahrt.
15 April – 31 October
Daily from 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 hours
Sundays and public holidays 10 am – 4 pm
The MS Marbach is stationed in the beautiful Nibelungengau. The route goes from Pöchlarn via Marbach to Ybbs (1 hour stay, city tour possible), then back over Marbach, under the Pöchlarner bridge through to the current kilometer 1940, after a look at the Melk Abbey it goes back to Pöchlarn. You will enjoy a beautiful view of Maria Taferl, experiencing the Ybbs bend and the renamed Ybbs estuary.
Wachau – Nibelungengau – Kremstal
The Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH markets the attractive holiday offers of the Lower Austrian Donauregion consisting of the subregions of Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal, Tullner Donauraum Wagram and Auland Carnuntum.
The BRANDNERs are a committed family that has been deeply connected to the Danube for generations. Today, the family business is divided into three areas: the hydraulic engineering, the Danube stations and the shipping industry.
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