THE SÄCHSISCHE DAMPFSCHIFFAHRT
The Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt operates the largest and oldest fleet of historic paddle steamers in the world! Our nine authentic side-wheel steamboats date between 1879 and 1929 and provide you with a unique nostalgic experience! Enjoy the chime of the steam whistles, the rhythmic huffing of the hard working steam engines and the watery splashes of the paddle wheels. Our steamers are superbly restored in all their classic glory and provide you with a comfortable experience onboard. The fleet of the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt is additionally complimented by four modern motor vessels, featuring two small cruisers and two large salon ships.
Our ships operate amidst one of the most beautiful river landscapes in all of Europe, the gorgeous Elbe Valley. From the vineyards at Seusslitz, to the spectacular Baroque old town of Dresden, to the stunning cliffs and rock formations of Saxon Switzerland, the scenery along our ports of call is as diverse as it is enchanting! Our historic steamers provide you with one of the best ways to get to know this remarkable region.