Passenger ships

From the beginning of April, the White Fleet will be sailing from Bregenz to Schaffhausen

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: a cruise with the White Fleet means taking a time out. Or how about a refined gala dinner, dancing throughout the night, and a firework display? The fleet of the Vereinigten Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein (VSU) offers numerous opportunities to get away from the daily Routine for a while. The VSU is a consortium of Swiss, Austrian and German shipping companies. With a total of 31 motor-powered vessels, they take their passengers to the most attractive locations on Lake Constance.

 

Throughout the entire summer, a comprehensive program of cruises and excursions offers a range of experiences as diverse as the region itself. From any one of the major cities around Lake Constance, the region and its numerous attractions can be explored at will. Naturally, the daily cruises on Lake Constance and along the Rhine offer you the chance to get away from your daily routine on a mere whim.

Highlights all year round

Every season has its highlight – or several as is the case with the VSU shipping. Outstanding events are organised all year round, some of which boast a long-standing tradition. These include the international “Flottensternfahrt” which opens the season, during which boats from all the participating shipping companies come together at a specific location that changes every year. There, they form a star – an impressive manoeuvre that you won’t get to see every day. There is also a varied entertainment programme on the boats themselves and in the harbour.

The cruises to the Bregenzer Festspiele are also legendary, with the 2017 edition including performances of the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet. With the VUS offers, guests are taken directly to the lake stage on several dates in July and August. An on-board menu is in perfect harmony with the evening. Another crowd-puller is the Seenachtfest in Constance and Kreuzlingen with its colourful firework display. On 12 August 2017, youcan once again enjoy this experience at first hand. And the very best views of the magical fireworks is from the boat.

Winter season

Even when it’s a little colder outside, the boat trips don’t come to a complete standstill. In the period leading up to Christmas, Advent cruises are organised with Santa even making an appearance. And for anyone wanting to give the New Year a special welcome, what could be better than a New Year’s Eve cruise.

 

Further informationen

»The transport of bicycles is not included in the BodenseeErlebniskarte. On Mondays, bicycles can be   taken on the Obersee and the Überlinger See free of charge (except 26 June - 12 September 2017 and on public holidays).

» The Friedrichshafen – Romanshorn car ferry service is included in the BodenseeErlebniskarte. Pedestrians travel for free while motorists pay the cheapest price (up to 3 m).

»The BodenseeErlebniskarte does not include the Constance – Meersburg car ferry, the Constance – Friedrichshafen catamaran and the Bodman – Überlingen line.

Note

» Disabled and mobility-impaired passengers travel free of charge if they are carrying a valid token. Further information is available in the flyer entitled “Information for our disabled and mobility-impaired passengers” provided by the Vereinigten Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein.

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Öffnungszeiten

Ship season: 9th april 2017 - 15th October 2017

 

Price

Free travel with the BodenseeErlebniskarte SUMMER for Seebären and Sparfüchse on all VSU ships.

No free travel with the BodenseeErlebniskarte SUMMER for Landratten.

Additional information

Point of sale for the BodenseeErlebniskarte SUMMER

 

Bodensee-Schifffsbetriebe GmbH

Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH

Verkaufsbereich Konstanz
Hafenstrasse 6
78462 Konstanz
Germany
Telephon +49 7531 3640 0
Telefax +49 7531 3640 373

Verkaufsbereich Friedrichshafen
Seestraße 23
88045 Friedrichshafen
Germany
Telephon +49 7541 9238 0
Telefax +49 7541 9238 372

Verkaufsbereich Lindau
Schützingerweg 2
88131 Lindau
Germany
Telephon +49 8382 2758 40
Telefax +49 8382 2758 411

info@bsb.de
www.bsb.de

 

Walter Klaus Bodenseeschifffahrt GmbH & Co

Reichsstr. 3
6900 Bregenz
Austria
Telephon +43 5574 42868
Telefax +43 5574 42868 520

info@vorarlberg-lines.at
www.vorarlberg-lines.at

SBS Schifffahrt AG - Romanshorn

SBS Schifffahrt AG-Romanshorn

Postfach 77
8590 Romanshorn
Swizerland
Telephon +41 71 466 78 88
Telefax +41 71 466 78 89

info@sbsag.ch
www.bodenseeschiffe.ch

 

Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein

Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein

Freier Platz 8
8200 Schaffhausen
Swizerland
Telephon +41 52 634 08 88
Telefax +41 52 634 08 89

info@urh.ch
www.urh.ch

 

Bodensee-Fähre Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn

Bodensee-Fähre Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn

Telephon +49 7541 9238 389
Telefax +49 7541 9238 372

faehre@bsb.de
www.bsb.de

Contact

Vereinigte Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein

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