MS Austria vor Dürnstein
Train Journeys & River Cruises

Brandner Shipping

Contact & Informations

3500 Krems
Welterbeplatz 1

+43 7433 25 90 21


Pushchair Accessible Dogs Allowed Wheelchair Accessible Bistro / Restaurant E-Bike charging station E-car charging station Free entry with the NOE-card Groups Accepted with NÖ Card Children's program

Make the most of your visit to the Wachau Valley
with a BRANDNER cruise on the Danube

Enjoyment is guaranteed onboard the two gleaming white ships of BRANDNER Cruises as the journey, through the wild romantic Wachau, is transformed into a very special experience.

The MS Austria, the ship with the golden crown, is an extremely comfortable ship finished in gleaming white exceptionally large panoramic windows, spacious and light rooms, a stylish lounge and two sun decks.

“Nautical Spirit” and tasteful ambience, culinary delicacies, exquisite local wines from the own BRANDNER winery which is located in Rossatz, provide for daily pleasure on the river. The lounge atmosphere on the sundeck is the perfect place to relax, flat screens keep guests informed, and all decks and the interior areas are no-smoking. MS Austria cruises take place several times a day.

TIP: Aircondition and free Wi-Fi on board
NEW: Cozy Sundeck & outdoor-bar

  • Large panoramic windows, stylish modern design, refined ambiance with a friendly crew and an informal atmosphere
  • On-board restaurant, large wine list, varied choice of activities
  • A cruise is the ideal way of enjoying the Wachau
  • Options for children: earn your mini-captain’s licence,  genuine steering wheel on the sundeck,
    children’s play area with reading section and further more
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Cosy lounge on the main deck
  • NEW: Aircondition on board; sundeck & outdoor-bar
  • Delicious restaurants on all decks
  • On-board souvenir shop
  • Attractive children’s area
  • Main deck is wheelchair accessible (barrierfree toiletts)
  • Non-smoking interior

High season: 06 May – 08 October 2023
Cruises from Wednesday to Sunday

  • From Krems 10:05 + 15:40
  • From Melk: 13:45


Low season: 15 April – 05 May + 09 – 26 October 2023
Cruises from Wednesday to Sunday

  • From Krems 10:05
  • From Melk 13:45

Long Wachau Cruise, one-way                    € 33,00

Krems-Melk, Krems-Emmersdorf, Dürnstein-Melk,

Weißenkirchen-Melk, Melk-Dürnstein, Melk-Krems

Long Wachau Cruise, including return         € 39,00

Short Wachau Cruise, one-way                   € 25,00

Krems-Weißenkirchen, Krems-Spitz,

Spitz-Melk, Melk-Spitz, Spitz-Krems

Long Wachau Cruise, including return         € 29,00

Trial-Ticket, one-way                                € 19,00

Krems-Dürnstein, Dürnstein-Weißenkirchen,


Trial-Ticket, including return                      € 21,00

Children up to 9 years old travel free, if accompanied by parents and grandparents

Children between 10 and 15 accompanied by an adult – 50%

Seniors (scheduled trips, Sun. to Fri.) – 20%

Students (with valid ID) – 20%

Group discounts from 20 persons upon request

School groups upon request

Seniors (scheduled trips, Sun. to Fri.) – 20%

Reductions for wheelchair passengers and companion

Cycle conveyance
Adults € 2,-
Children from 10 years € 1,-
Bicycle trailers   € 2,-
Please be aware that the ship has a limited capacity.

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