Built in 1913 by Escher Wyss in Zürich, PS Gallia carries the Latin name of France and represents a traditional homage to French guests in Central Switzerland. Powered by a massive two-cylinders steam engine and thanks to a sleek hull design, Gallia has always been the fastest lake steamer in Europe and can reach speeds up to 31 km/h.
The ornate dining salon is styled in a Francophone Empire style and is perfectly suited for fancy functions, such as weddings. Comprehensively refurbished in 2004, this popular steamboat is also a classic summer ship with its fresh-air upper deck with expansive sun awning.
Magnificent Escher Wyss steam engine
Elegant Belle Époque saloon in a French Empire style
The cozy cabin on the upper deck, ideal for intimate gatherings with seated space for up to 14 people
|Ship type||Salon steamer|
|Builder||Escher Wyss, Zürich, Switzerland|
|Maiden voyage||10 July 1913|
|Overhauls||1953, 1979, 2004|
|Propulsion||2 paddle wheels with 9 buckets each|
|Top speed||31.5 km/h|
|Total length||63.00 m|
|Total width||14.50 m|