LAKE  LUZERN

SUMMARY

Lake Luzern - Paddle Steamer Summary
5 Paddle Steamers
(see Fleet Lists)
In service
PS Gallia - PS Schiller - PS Stadt Luzern - PS Unterwalden - PS Uri

Laid up for the winter
none
 
Routes
(see map)
1) Luzern - Vitznau - Beckenried - Flüelen  (Spring, Summer and Autumn only)
      (also some short workings between these points)

2) Luzern - Stansstad - Alpnachstad  (Summer only)
3) Luzern - Küssnacht am Rigi  (Summer only)
 
Paddle Steamer Sailings
(see Timetable Index)
Based on early-September 2017 to start-September 2018
(with information updated where possible)
Any specific date where a paddle steamer is officially advertised to operate 
timetabled sailings which I have been pre-advised will be substituted by a
motor vessel is shown as a sepatate timetable - see the Lake Luzern Index page for further details.......
Always check the latest position direct with the SGV
Summer
late-May to
early-September
Mondays
 Extra early-afternoon timetabled sailings usually operate during the peak summer 
 Expect odd 'day to day' variations as a result of private charters, etc.)
 (see Timetable Index and Paddle Steamer details page for details of any changes advised to me 
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
  6) Luzern (dep 1712) - Vitznau (dep 1811) - Luzern
Tuesdays to Fridays
 Extra early-afternoon timetabled sailings usually operate during the peak summer 
 Expect odd 'day to day' variations as a result of private charters, etc.)
 (see Timetable Index and Paddle Steamer details page for details of any changes advised to me 
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
  6) Luzern (dep 1712) - Vitznau (dep 1811) - Luzern
  7) Luzern (dep 1912) - Beckenried (dep 2032) - Luzern
Tuesday 1st August - Swiss National Day 2017
  All five operational paddle steamers a special Naval Parade from Luzern to the annual fireworks at Brunnen
Saturdays
 Extra early-afternoon timetabled sailings usually operate during the peak summer 
 Expect odd 'day to day' variations as a result of private charters, etc.)
 (see Timetable Index and Paddle Steamer details page for details of any changes advised to me 
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
  6) Luzern (dep 1712) - Vitznau (dep 1811) - Luzern
  7) Luzern (dep 1912) - Beckenried (dep 2032) - Luzern
Sundays  also 'local' holidays
 Expect odd 'day to day' variations as a result of private charters, etc.)
 (see Timetable Index and Paddle Steamer details page for details of any changes advised to me 
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 0940) - Beckenried (dep 1135) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  6) Luzern (dep 1340) - Rütli (dep 1505) - Luzern
  7) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
Autumn
mid-September to
late-October
Mondays to Fridays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
Saturdays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
Sundays  also 'local' holidays
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
  3) afternoon "Tanz der Dampfschiffe"
Early Winter
end-October to
mid-November
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Saturday 11th November 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an evening Candlelight Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 2000
Advent
late-November to
mid-December
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Thursdays 7th to 21st December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an evening Advent Cruise from Luzern at 1920
Fridays 24th November to 22nd December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an evening Advent Cruise from Luzern at 1920
Saturdays 25th November to 23rd December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an evening Advent Cruise from Luzern at 1920
Christmas
mid to
late-December
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Christmas Eve - Sunday 24th December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an Evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 1930
Christmas Day Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate a non-landing Christmas Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130
Thursday 28th December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate non-landing Christmas Cruises from Luzern at 1130 and 1730
Friday 29th December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate non-landing Christmas Cruises from Luzern at 1130 and 1920
New Year
end-December to
start-January
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
New Year's Eve - Sunday 31st December 2017
   PS Uri is planned to operate an Evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 1930
New Year's Day - Monday 1st January 2018
   PS Uri is planned to operate a non-landing New Year's Day Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130
Late Winter
early-January to
mid-April

Mondays to Fridays
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Saturdays
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Sundays
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Spring
late-April to
mid-May
Mondays to Fridays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
Saturdays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern  #
   # - EXCEPT  Saturday 13th May
Saturday 13th May 2017
  Instead of the the above, all five paddle steamers are planned to operate a special evening Naval Parade from Luzern to mark the Entry into service of "MS 2017"
Sundays  also 'local' holidays
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern  #
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
   # - EXCEPT  Easter Sunday 16th April
Easter Sunday 16th April 2017
  In addition to the above, PS Unterwalden is planned to operate a non-landing Easter Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130
PLEASE check with the operator nearer the time, as it is often necessary to make late changes,   especially to the vessel operating a particular sailing
Note: Additional sailings are operated throughout the year by motor vessels
 
Fleet disposition All paddle steamers normally berth overnight at Luzern
Very occasionally one outstables at Flüelen or Brunnen in connection with special evening cruises
  PS Unterwalden is now the only paddle steamer still able to lower her navigation bridge, masts and funnel to sail under the Acheregg road and railway bridge at Stansstad and therefore normally operates sailings 65-66 to and from Alpnachstad from late-May to early-September


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