The Paddle steamer “Leipzig”

The paddle steamer “Leipzig” was built in 1929 and is thus the youngest and also the largest paddle steamer in the fleet of the Saxon Steamship Company. As a sister ship of the PD “Dresden”, it too has elegantly furnished salons and spacious open decks.

“The ship is a so-called Rhine type. (…) The new steamer [wurde] built 1 m longer at the rear to compensate for the slight stern heaviness as in the PD “Dresden”. In 1928, the Pirna Tourist Association asked to give the new steamer to be built the name “Pirna”. However, the city of Leipzig was awarded the contract. “* In 2019, he celebrated his 90th birthday.

*Quotation from the ship chronicle, provided by the Historikerkreis Elbeschiffahrt Dresden

Equipment & Details

Available seats

indoor seats foredeck (table)
indoor seats reardeck (table)
indoor seats Bistro (table)
indoor seats Bordrestaurant (table)
outdoor seats foredeck (roofed & table)
outdoor seats reardeck (roofed & table)
outdoor seats sundeck (roofed & table)


4 stylish salons with a nostalgic flair
heating in all salons
public address system
equipment for conferences or presentations available upon request
toilets available
handicapped accessible toilet with a diaper changing table for babies features
onbord kiosk
roofed sun deck
wooden decks


open view of the historic steam engine and the impressive boiler
authentic steam whistle
tilting chimney (electric)
small windows to view the paddle wheels


electric wheelchairs – limited possible
wheelchairs – limitedpossible
carriage of bicycle – limited possible
buggy – limited possible