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Company vacation

We are on vacation from October 31 to November 11. From 14th November we are at your disposal again!

Culinary River Cruise

River Cruises and more
in the enchanting Wachau




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The desire

Who does not long for distant lands.
the desire to leave the usual shore behind.
To let oneself faithfully go into the “infinite lightness of being”.

The ship

As noble and genuine as the Wachau World Heritage Site, which the ship passes through respectfully during the season.
The decks of the MS Austria are lovingly prepared for your little “time out” – away from the usual terrain.

The crew

Experienced, competent and friendly. They will fulfill your wishes with pleasure.
“Joie de vivre” is program on board – in the middle of a region of sensual pleasure.

Our offer for you

Enjoy the Cruise through the World Heritage Site aboard the MS Austria, the Queen of the Wachau, from Wednesday till Sunday.

Sensual compositions of River Cruises aboard the MS Austria and culinary delights or regional attractions.

Our winery, with its surrounding vineyards, offers a unique view of the blue tower of Dürnstein.

Mag. Barbara Brandner
CEO of BRANDNER Schiffahrt

Frequently asked

There are various parking facilities available in the immediate vicinity of the Danube stations.
You can find a detailed overview here: Arrival and parking

Tickets are available at our ticket stations in Krems, Dürnstein, Spitz and Melk as wekk as directly on board when boarding in Weißenkirchen. If you already have an online ticket, you can use it to board directly.

Our MS Austria departs from Krems at 10:05 am. Boarding is already possible from 09:00. Our ticket office Krems is open from 08:30.

In case of combined tickets (boat trip incl. gastronomic service – e.g. “Culinary River Cruise”) and for
a la carte bookingswe reserve a table for you.
For all other cases you can chooses any seat you like.

Bicycle transport is possible with a valid ticket. (Also in the private bus shuttle on the return trip Spitz – Melk)

  • Adult bicycle: € 2,00
  • Children’s bike (10-15 years): € 1,00
  • Children’s bike (up to 10 years): free of charge
  • Bicycle trailer: € 2,00

NEW: Charging stations for e-bikes are on board


Lower Austria: 918 nextbikes | 201 rental stations | 62 municipalities
The bikes can be rented/returned via app or hotline call. It is possible to return bikes elsewhere then loaned out.

You can find all nextbike locations here:

Fee € 1,00 per hour | max. daily fee (24h) € 10,00
TIP: Discounts with NÖ.CARD, ÖBB
and VOR annual ticket

You can reach our departure/arrival stations Krems, Spitz and Melk by train (ÖBB). Buses and cab companies are available to take you from the train station to the Danube stations.
You can find all details here!