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Have you ever thought about exploring Vienna’s beautiful surroundings by boat? Embark the excursion boat in Vienna and spend the day in vineyards, nature parks or exploring ancient ruins and castles.
The first Austrian shipping company, named DDSG, was founded in 1829 and in 1880, the DDSG was the world's largest river shipping company with more than 200 steamboat ships and about 1000 cargo tubs.

Nowadays the company offers a great variety of one-day cruises along the Danube: from sightseeing and evening cruises, to special themed cruises such as the Heurigen Cruise which is dedicated to music and culinary delights.

One of the highlights is the Wachau valley cruise. Along the way you pass the historic town of Krems and visit Dürnstein with its famous Ruin and the Abbey Church. Have a glass of wine while observing the picturesque landscape and learn more about Austria’s biggest Benedictine Abbey “Stift Melk.”

For those who look for a speedy adventure, the DDSG offers hydrofoil cruises from Vienna to Budapest and vice versa.

For more information on DDSG river cruises, please visit

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