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The Fleet

The fleet operated by WolfgangseeSchifffahrt has been sailing between the towns of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl for over 147 years. Even today during the summer months, the iconic paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I." is cruising across the lake.

4 modern ships

MS Österreich

MS Österreich

The “Österreich” is the biggest ship on Lake Wolfgangsee and part of the fleet since 1984. It is used for regularly scheduled ferry service and, as a charter vessel, especially suitable for big events.

  • Built: 1984
  • Capacity: 365 people, including 120 indoor seats
  • Facilities: salon and bar, heated and covered upper deck



MS Salzburg

The “Salzburg” is the youngest ship in the Wolfgangsee fleet, in active use since May 2008. With its modern design, elegant decor and onboard restaurant, it is used for ferry service as well as special events.

  • Built: 2004
  • Capacity: 299 people, including 180 indoor seats
  • Facilities: salon, bar and kitchen, heated, covered lounge on the upper deck



MS Salzkammergut

The “Salzkammergut” was launched on Lake Wolfgangsee in 1973 to mark the 100-year anniversary of WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries.

  • Built: 1973
  • Capacity: 300 people, including 70 indoor seats
  • Facilities: salon and bar

MS Wolfgang Amadeus

The “Wolfgang Amadeus” has been part of the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt fleet since 1995. It is the smallest of the modern ships.

  • Built: 1990
  • Capacity: 200 people, including 60 indoor seats
  • Facilities: salon, bar and kitchen


1 nostalgic ship "RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I."

It is practically impossible to imagine Lake Wolfgangsee without the “Kaiser”, as it is affectionately known by the locals, with its powerful paddle wheel. On its 135th birthday in 2008, it received a bit of a rejuvenation treatment. Its appearance was lovingly brought back into keeping with how it looked in 1908, with painstaking attention to every detail.

Beautiful wood paneling and elegant seating convey the nostalgic flair of imperial times.

  • Built: 1873
  • Capacity: 100 people, however the interior seating on the lower deck doesn’t have windows
  • Facilities: open-air deck with awning

During the summer months, the paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I." will be sailing on Lake Wolfgangsee in good weather. All information about the Nostalgia Rides can be found here.

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