LAKE  LUZERN

SUMMARY

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

Laid up for the winter
none
Undertaking a major re-build
PS Stadt Luzern
 
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 mid-September 2018 to early-September 2019
(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
Spring
late-April to
mid-May
Mondays to Fridays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
   # - Good Friday and Easter Monday 19th and 22nd April - EXTRA sailings
Saturdays
  1) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
Sundays
  1) Luzern (dep 0912) - Flüelen (dep 1200) - Luzern
  2) Luzern (dep 1112) - Flüelen (dep 1400) - Luzern
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 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1212) - Flüelen (dep 1500) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - 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 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1212) - Flüelen (dep 1500) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
  6) 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 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  3) Luzern (dep 1212) - Flüelen (dep 1500) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1438) - Alpnachstad (dep 1637) - Luzern
  6) 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 1040) - Beckenried (dep 1200) - Luzern
  4) Luzern (dep 1200) - Kussnächt-am-Rigi (dep 1255) - Luzern
  5) Luzern (dep 1312) - Flüelen (dep 1600) - Luzern
  6) Luzern (dep 1340) - Beckenried (dep 1500) - 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
various Thursdays,  Fridays and Saturdays 2018
   PS Uri is planned to operate an evening Advent Cruise from Luzern - click here for details
Christmas
mid to
late-December
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
Christmas Eve - Monday 24th December 2018
   PS Uri is planned to operate an Evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 1930
Christmas Day Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th December 2018
   PS Uri is planned to operate a non-landing Christmas Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130
Thursday 27th December 2018
  PS Uri is planned to operate non-landing Christmas Cruises from Luzern at 1130 and 1730
Friday 28th December 2019
   PS Uri is planned to operate non-landing Christmas Cruises from Luzern at 1130 and 1920
Saturday 29th December 2019
   PS Uri is planned to operate non-landing Christmas Cruise from Luzern at 1920
Sunday 30th December 2019
   PS Uri is planned to operate a non-landing Christmas Lunch Cruise from Luzern at 1130
New Year
end-December to
start-January
Daily
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
New Year's Eve - Monday 31st December 2018
   PS Uri is planned to operate an Evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 1930
New Year's Day - Tuesday 1st January 2019
  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
Saturday 13th April 2019
   PS Uri is planned to operate a non-landing Evening Candlelight Dinner Cruise from Luzern at 2000
Sundays
  no paddle steamers advertised to operate timetabled sailings
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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