PS Stadt Luzern

Enjoy the large open decks, the spacious salons and the mighty steam engine of this truly unique vessel dating from 1928. It is noticeably different from its older steamboat cousins that were still built during the Belle Époque. Many famous personalities have sailed on the "Stadt Luzern" and added to its lore over the years.

This large paddle steamer can comfortably accommodate big groups for conferences, seminars, presentations, seminars or celebrations. 

Information about the ship

Special features

Art Deco salons

"Queen's Salon" on the upper deck, named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and her sail on the ship during a state visit to Switzerland 

Seating Capacity

Main deck bow40
Main deck - Salon108
Queens Salon66
Upper deck stern76
Number of salons4

Technical data

Capacity1100 passengers
Ship typeSalon steamer
BuilderGebrüder Sachsenberg, Rosslau, Germany
Maiden voyage23 June 1928
Overhauls1954, 1989, 2001
Engine3-cylinder steam (built by Sulzer)
Propulsion2 paddle wheels
Top speed29.8 km/h
Weight415 t
Performance1600 HP
Total length63.65 m
Total width15.20 m

Technical infrastructure

Audio:radio / CD
Wireless microphone:yes
Electronic presentation equipment/beamer:no

Charter prices

Start and finish in Lucerne - flat-rate prices for up to 280 people

1 hour:CHF   6'200.00
2 hours:CHF   8'700.00
3 hours:CHF 11'200.00
4 hours:CHF 13'700.00
every additional hour:CHF   2'000.00

Rates for passengers in addition to the quoted amount for the group:
CHF 18.00/person for the first hour + CHF 3.00/person for each additional hour


Wheelchair toilet:yes
Baby change:yes
Play table for kids:yes

Ground plan

  • Main deck bow
  • Main deck - Salon
  • Queens Salon
  • Upper deck stern
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