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“Leave the familiar shores of everyday life behind and board our ship of “joie de vivre”,
feel the gentle sway of the elegant ship and let your soul dangle completely in the here and now.”
This is River cruising on board the MS Austria in the Wachau.

MS Austria passes trough the Wachau World Heritage Site from Wednesday to Sunday.
You can choose from three tour options: Extended Wachau Cruise, Small Wachau Cruise and Trial Ticket.
The shipping cruise one way or in combination with another another mode of transport (Wachau train) can also be booked.
Hop-on, hop-off is possible at the stations Dürnstein and Spitz.

Schedule 2023

* Possibility of boarding or disembarking for groups only
**continuation of the journey from Spitz to Melk/Emmersdorf conducted with the BRANDNER private bus (free of charge)
(Arrival in Emmersdorf at 5:25 p.m.; Melk at 5:30 p.m.
You can find details here!

Extended Wachau Cruise

Krems – Melk | Melk – Krems
Melk – Krems | Krems – Melk**
Dürnstein – Melk | Melk – Dürnstein

per person
incl. Return cruise

Small Wachau Cruise

Krems – Spitz | Spitz – Krems (2x per day)
Spitz – Melk | Melk – Spitz

per person
incl. Return trip

Trial ticket

Krems – Rossatz
Krems – Dürnstein | Dürnstein – Krems
Dürnstein – Weißenkirchen

per person
incl. Return trip

Discounts for children

Children up to 9 years

accompanied by parents/grand parents

Children 10 - 15 years

accompanied by parents/grand parents

Other discounts

  • Guests 60+ (exempt Saturdays and holidays)
  • Pupils and students (with ID)
  • People with special needs

Book your Cruise with the MS Austria now

Niederösterreichs top Ausflugsziele

We are proud to have the quality label of "TOP excursion destination in lower Austria"

A day on board the MS Austria and more ...

“True wealth lies in making the most out of the time which is given to us”.
Lots of pictures in your mind’s eye and with a laughing heart you start this wonderful day on and around the Danube”

Combined tickets "ship and onshore"

We offer a variety of sensual packages. Our combination tickets on board include a ship cruise with the MS Austria and a culinary component. Die Kombitickets Schiff und Land bestehen aus einer Schifffahrt und einem speziellen Angebot an Land. Combined tickets “ship and onshore” consost of a ship cruise and a special offer on land.

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!