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The steamship Schiller passes a dense forest.

Steamboat Schiller

The iconic steamer

Built in 1906 and named after the famed German poet, PS Schiller is one of the most beloved steamboats in Switzerland. With its elegant appearance, tall funnel and bright red paddle wheels it has a particularly graceful appearance. The 1st Class salon on the main deck features Art Nouveau decorations and marvellous wood paneling.

This beautiful steamboat is a classic summer vessel and best suited for medium-sized festive events or relaxed receptions during the warm season.

Special Features

Sulzer steam engine

Art Nouveau Dining saloon

Cozy upper deck cabin for 13 people


Seating capacity

Main deck bow 24
Main deck - Saloon 86
Total 110
Number of Saloon 2

Technical data

Capacity 900 passengers
Crew 6 people
Ship type Salon steamer
Builder Sulzer, Winterthur
Maiden voyage 21 May 1906
Overhauls 1952, 1977, 2000

Engine 2-cylinder steam
Propulsion 2 paddle wheels
Top speed 28 km/h
Weight 302.4 t
Performance 515 kW
Total length 63.00 m
Total width 14.05 m

Infrastructure / Audio

Wheelchair toilet yes
Baby change yes
Play table for kids no

Loudspeakers yes
Audio Radio / CD
iPod yes
Wireless microphone yes
Electronic presentation equipment/beamer no
Start and finish in Lucerne - flat-rate prices for up to 110 people

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.

1 hour CHF 4'900.00
2 hours CHF 7'000.00
3 hours CHF 9'100.00
4 hours CHF 11'200.00
additional hour CHF 1'600.00