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The steamship Stadt Luzern laterally in front of the Pilatus in fine weather.

Steamboat Stadt Luzern


The flagship

The stately steamboat Stadt Luzern is the flagship of our fleet. It is also the largest and most impressive passenger vessel on Lake Lucerne. With its maritime appearance and wide funnel, it mimics the great ocean liners of the early 20th century. Built in 1928 as the last paddle steamer for a Swiss lake and fitted with elegant Art Deco saloon, the vessel hosted Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit in 1980. This elegant ship is best suited for exclusive events from spring to autumn.

Special Features

Art Deco saloon

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

Dates for reintroduction

1 May 2021 Steamboat parade to celebrate the official relaunch of PS Stadt Luzern
2 May 2021 First public cruises with PS Stadt Luzern as part of our regular timetable
From May 2021 PS Stadt Luzern is available for exclusive private charter cruises
Spring & Summer 2021 Specially themed Wine & Dine cruises with an exquisite selection of fine wines. First such cruise on 29 May 2021

Seating capacity

Main deck bow 40
Main deck - Saloon 108
Queens Saloon 66

Upper deck stern 76
Total 290
Number of saloon 4

Technical data

Capacity 1100 passengers
Crew 6 people
Ship type Salon steamer
Builder Brothers Sachsenberg, Rosslau, Deutschland
Maiden voyage 23 June 1928
Overhauls 1954, 1989, 2001

Engine 3-cylinder steam (built by Sulzer)
Propulsion 2 paddle wheels
Top speed 29.8 km/h
Weight 415 t
Performance 1600 HP
Total length 63.65 m
Total width 15.20 m

Infrastructure / Audio

Wheelchair toilet yes
Baby change yes
Play table for kids yes

Loudspeaker 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 280 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 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
The steamship Stadt Luzern sails on Lake Lucerne.

Back on the lake from Mai 2021

Our flagship Stadt Luzern

Until 2021, the steamer Stadt Luzern will complete a comprehensive overhaul at our own shipyard. The historic features of the vessel are being skillfully repaired and revived, including the splendid lounges and salons. The ship is also being fitted with a new steam boiler and once it returns to the lake, it will be designated as a protected historic monument.