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Lateral aerial view of the steamboat Unterwalden in the Lucerne lake basin. The sky is cloudy.

Steamboat Unterwalden


A protected historic monument

Of the five paddle steamers on Lake Lucerne, the "Unterwalden" is the only one capable of sailing under the low Acheregg bridge and reaching Alpnachstad at the foot of Mount Pilatus. This is thanks to several technical innovations that allow the funnel and wheelhouse to be hydraulically lowered. Watch this spectacle on one of the regularly scheduled cruises to Alpnachstad in the summer season or experience it on a private charter.

As a charter vessel, the "Unterwalden" is well suited for elegant events, be they for family gatherings, weddings or corporate functions. Impress your guests with this authentic gem from the early 20th century.

Special Features

Panorama restaurant on the upper deck

Only steamboat that can sail to Alpnachstad

Cozy upper deck cabin with seating for 10 people

Elegant dining saloon with wood-carved panels and hand-painted ceilings

Seating capacity

Main deck bow 40
Main deck - Saloon 67
Upper deck Stern 64

Total 171
Number of saloon 3

Technical data

Capacity 700 passengers
Crew 5 people
Ship type Salon steamer
Builder Escher, Wyss & Cie.
Maiden voyage 18 May 1902
Overhauls 1949, 1961, 1985, 2011

Engine 2-cylinder steam
Propulsion 2 paddle wheels
Top speed 28 km/h
Weight 294.5 t
Performance 515 KW
Total length 61.00 m
Total width 13.70 m

Infrastructure / Audio

Wheelchair toilet yes
Baby change yes
Play table for kids no

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 170 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 5'300.00
2 hours CHF 7'600.00
3 hours CHF 9'900.00
4 hours CHF 12'200.00
every additional hour CHF 1'800.00