Steamboat Uri in front of the Seelisberg during a trip on Lake Lucerne.

Steamboat Uri

The oldest paddle steamer in Switzerland

Officially designated as a "Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark" by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the "Uri" has much to offer. Step aboard and watch the impressive steam engine drive the two red paddle wheels or feast your eyes on the ornate beauty of the 1st class dining saloon. Because of its refined elegance and enclosed upper deck, this steamboat is well suited for truly exclusive, year-round events.

The "Uri" is best suited for elegant private or corporate events with a high degree of grace and sophistication. It is also the ideal steamboat for weddings.

360° view

Special Features

Cozy upper deck cabin for 18 people

Only steamer suitable for winter operations

Enclosed panorama restaurant on the upper deck

Amazing 1st class saloon with decorative wood carvings and painted ceilings

Seating capacity

Main deck bow 24
Main deck - Saloon 78
Upper deck Stern 64
Total 166
Number of Saloon 3

Technical data

Capacity 800 passengers
Crew 6 people
Ship type Salon steamer
Builder Brothers Sulzer
Maiden voyage 8 May 1901
Overhauls 1949, 1961, 1981, 1994
Engine 2-cylinder steam
Propulsion 2 paddle wheels
Top speed 27.4 km/h
Weight 293.5 t
Performance 478 kW
Total length 61.80 m
Total width 14.00 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

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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 Sun-Wed/
CHF 5'600.00/
CHF 6'150.00
2 hours Sun-Wed/
CHF 7'900.00/
CHF 8'700.00
3 hours Sun-Wed/
CHF 10'200.00/
CHF 11'200.00
4 hours Sun-Wed/
CHF 12'500.00/
CHF 13'750.00
every additional hour Sun-Wed/
CHF 2'300.00/
CHF 2'300.00
In the evening, the Christmassy decorated steamship Uri stands at the pier in Lucerne.

Winter steamboat cruises

from November to December

Originally built in 1901, PS Uri is the oldest ship in our fleet and also the oldest paddler in Switzerland. The venerable vessel is in service from early spring to late autumn and then returns to operate popular winter cruises during Advent and the festive season in November and December. The ship is well suited for magical fondue cruises or exclusive gala dinners, thanks to the ornate Neo-Rococo salon with lavish wooden panels, carved sculptures and painted ceilings.