The SDS Group is making tradition to future!


We have everything on board – the best employees, the most satisfied customers, the best partners.

SDS Group:

The SDS Group consists of the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrts-GmbH & Co. Conti Elbschiffahrts KG, the ElbeZeit GmbH (Ltd.) and the CrashIce Veranstaltungsservice GmbH.

The Fleet:

nine side-wheel paddle steamers under historical, technical preservation order; 2 modern, comfortably equipped saloon ships

Special Features:

It is the oldest and largest paddle steamer fleet (company foundation 1836) in the world. The steamer “Diesbar” is operated with the oldest, almost completely original oscillating twin steam engine (in part) in the world. The steam engines can be seen/viewed by the passengers while in motion where large sections of the decks have beeen removed.

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