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Travel like back in imperial times. From 29 June until 01 September 2024, the nostalgic paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I." will be sailing on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Kaisertage 16.08 - 18.08 2024

Around the birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph I, we celebrate three wonderful imperial days on board the nostalgic steamer "RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I" and travel between St. Wolfgang and St. Wolfgang on the nostalgic star of the fleet.

Look forward to nostalgic flair, musical entertainment and, with a bit of luck, a visit from the emperor himself!

Tip: Every year on 18 August, a big imperial festival is celebrated in St. Gilgen in honour of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

Nostalgia Rides with "Kaiser Franz Josef I."

Ferries have been running on Lake Wolfgangsee since imperial times. In 1873, the paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I." was launched. This 33-meter-long ship with its powerful paddle-wheels was regarded as a major technological achievement in its day. Now as then, this photogenic vintage ship shuttles between the towns of St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen, and is one of the fleet's main attractions.


Kindly note that the route will only be sailed by the "Kaiser" in good weather.


Use our timetable query and plan your Nostalgia Ride (from 01 July until 27 August 2023).

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