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 Bilingual Cashiers (DE/E) Bistro / Restaurant Souvenirshop / Shop Bicycle Stands / Bicycle Boxes Parking Possibilities Free Entry with the NÖ Card Charge E-Bike Charge E-car

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 from the best onboard kitchen, exquisite local wines including a selection 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


TIP: The restaurant “Die Flößerei in Rossatz”, located on the right side of the Danube and in the middle of the luscious green vineyards, offers you a stunning view over Dürnstein. (Open: April –  October)


  • Large panoramic windows, stylish modern design, refined ambiance with a friendly crew and an informal atmosphere.
  • Outstanding 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

Current information (COVID19): Season start on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Extended Wachau Cruise from / to Krems – 10.05 a.m. – 15.25 p.m.


Please note the special timetable on May 30, May 31 and June 2020!


Season 2020: May 30th – October 31st



  • Extended Wachau Cruise from/to Krems 10.05 h
  • „Culinary River Cruise“, „Wachau Breakfast Cruise“ , „Pure.Austrian“, „Blue Monday for two” and „My Birthday.Ship“


Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

  • Extended Wachau Cruise from/to Krems 10.05 h
  • Extended Wachau Cruise from/to Melk 13.45 h
  • Additional Small Wachau Cruise from/to Krems 15.40 h
  • „Time for apricots“, „Pure.Wachau“, „Wachau.Delicacy – from/to Melk”, „Timeout.on the River“, „Wachau Wine.time“, „Ladies.Time“



Saturday and Sunday

  • Combined offers with our restaurant „Die Flößerei in Rossatz“

„Breakfast in the vineyards“, „The raftsman.lovestory“ and „Uncle Georg´s special“


Long Wachau Cruise, one-way                    € 26,50

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

Weißenkirchen-Melk, Melk-Dürnstein, Melk-Krems

Long Wachau Cruise, including return         € 31,50

Short Wachau Cruise, one-way                   € 18,50

Krems-Weißenkirchen, Krems-Spitz,

Spitz-Melk, Melk-Spitz, Spitz-Krems

Long Wachau Cruise, including return         € 22,00

Trial-Ticket, one-way                                € 14,00

Krems-Dürnstein, Dürnstein-Weißenkirchen,


Trial-Ticket, including return                      € 16,00

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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