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Hundertwasser’s ship Regentag in Tulln

A boat named Regentag in Tulln, Austria

On the ship Regentag lived and worked the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser for several years. The name Regentag is identical to the second name of Hundertwasser, who called himself Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser. Since 2004, the ship anchored in the harbour of Tulln. [German]

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MS Händel II in Halle (Saale)

MS Händel II, a ship for river cruises on the Saale river

With the MS Händel II, a ship named after composer Georg Frederik Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel), one can take relaxing tours on the river Saale around Halle. A highlight of these trips is passing Giebichenstein Castle. If you are interested in the works of the composer, the Handel House is worth a visit.

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Cruise vessel ‘Fröhliche Dörte’ (1888)

Cruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyCruise vessel 'Fröhliche Dörte' (1888) on the river Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

A steamboat from 1888 brings us along the Unstrut river from Freyburg to Naumburg. The cruise leads partly through a landscape conservation area. A few months later, I learn that these rides are no longer available. What a pity!

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Police boat FPB 25 (2001) in Rostock

Police boat FPB 25 in Rostock, Germany

This police boat was built by Fassmer in 2001. It is used by the German Police Authority Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The home port is Rostock. On this pic, it anchors next to the Hohe Dünne Yachting & Spa Resort.

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Icebreaker ‘Stephan Jantzen’ in Rostock

Icebreaker 'Stephan Jantzen' in Rostock, Germany

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Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund

Gorch Fock (1933) in Stralsund, Germany

The Gorch Fock was built in 1933 as school ship for the German Reichsmarine. Today it is a museum ship in Stralsund. The name origins form the author Johann Wilhelm Kinau, who used the pseudonym Gorch Fock for his works.

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Paddle steamer ‘Hohentwiel’ at Lake Constance

Ship 'Hohentwiel' at Lake Constance

The ‘Hohentwiel’ is a paddle wheel steamer built in 1913 still in use on Lake Constance.

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River cruise ship Kristallkönigin

River cruise ship Kristallkönigin

In the afternoon I had the chance to walk through the decks of a very special ship: The ‘Kristallkönigin’. This was a river cruise ship decorated with a lot of Swarovski elements.

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Paddle steamer ‘Gisela’ in Gmunden

Paddle steamer 'Gisela' on the Traunsee Lake

The maiden voyage of the paddle steamer ‘Gisela’ was in 1872. Operated by the Traunsee Schifffahrt it is still in use for cruises, weddings and having meals on Traun Lake (Traunsee). On the photo above one can see the steamer in front of Gmunden.

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Paddle steamer ‘Érsekcsanád’ in Regensburg

View of the tugboat in front of the cathedral

The steam tugboat was built in 1922/23 at the shipyard Ruthof in Regensburg. Originally named Ruthof, it was renamed as Érsekcsanád after World War II. Today it is part of the Regensburg Museum of Danube Shipping (Donau-Schiffahrts-Museum Regensburg) and can be visited not far away from the famous stone bridge of Regensburg.