MS München on Lake Constance

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.

Daily cruises

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.

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Bicycles on Ships

Bikes may go aboard Lake Constance and Rhine ships and require a separate ticket. Daily, annual and multi-trip tickets are also available. 

On the Untersee and Rhine routes between Reichenau Island and Schaffhausen, there is limited bike access due to smaller ship size. 

Tip: On Mondays, bicycles can be taken on the Obersee and the Überlinger See free of charge (except 20 June - 8 September 2019 and on public holidays).

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. The cruises to the Bregenzer Festspiele are also legendary. 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. 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.

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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
1.6 l/m²
hours of sunshine
3h 36min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

Ship season: 14th April 2019 - 20th October 2019



The fares depend on the route.

Free travel on two or four days with the Bodensee Card PLUS Summer
With the 3-day-Bodensee Card PLUS Summer you can use the ships on 2 days.
With the 7-day-Bodensee Card PLUS Summer you can use the ships on 4 days.


  • The Friedrichshafen–Romanshorn car ferry service is included in the Bodensee Card PLUS for pedestrians. Motorists pay the cheapest price (up to 3 m).
  • The transport of bicycles is not included in the Bodensee Card PLUS.

Not included lines

  • Constance-Meersburg car ferry
  • Constance-Friedrichshafen catamaran
  • Bodman-Überlingen line
Additional information

Point of sale for the Bodensee Card PLUS

Barrier-free experience
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.

Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH 

Point of Sale Konstanz
Hafenstrasse 6 | 78462 Konstanz | Germany
Telephone +49 7531 36400 | |

Point of Sale Friedrichshafen
Seestraße 23 | 88045 Friedrichshafen | Germany
Telephone +49 7541 92380 | |

Point of Sale Lindau
Schützingerweg 2 | 88131 Lindau | Germany
Telephone +49 8382 2758 40 | |

Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschifffahrt GmbH & Co KG

Seestraße 4 | 6900 Bregenz | Austria
Telephone +43 5574 42868 | |

SBS Schifffahrt AG-Romanshorn 

Postfach 77 | 8590 Romanshorn | Switzerland
Telephone +41 71 466 78 88 | |

Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein

Freier Platz 8 | 8200 Schaffhausen | Switzerland
Telephone +41 52 634 08 88 | |

Bodensee-Fähre Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn

Telephone +49 7541 9238 389 | |


Contact address

Vereinigte Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und Rhein
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