The paddle steamer „Meissen“

Built in 1885, the PD “Meissen” is the third oldest paddle steamer in the fleet. As a sister ship of the PD “Pillnitz”, it has cozy salons with elaborately finished wooden inventory available for your event.

“Due to the strong development of traffic around 1884, it became necessary to build new ships with more capacity to handle the large crowds at weekends. Thus, two larger newbuildings were planned, which were built and put into service in 1885 and 1886, respectively. “*.

* Quote from chronicle, provided by the Historikerkreis Elbeschiffahrt Dresden, M. Kaiser / M. Fichte

Equipment & Details

Available seats

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


4 stylish salons with a nostalgic flair
heating in all salons
public address system
equipment for conferences or presentations available upon request features
toilets available
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 splashing paddle wheels
former steam control machine for viewing in the central nave


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