The paddle steamer „Pirna“

Built in 1898, the PD “Pirna” is the sister ship of the PD “Kurort Rathen”. Cozy, small salons with nostalgic charm are available for your event.

“On May 22nd, 1898, with the start of the summer schedule, the steamer KÖNIG ALBERT was commissioned. The naming of the ship was done in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the throne and the 70th birthday of the Saxon King Albert. (…) [T]he steamer KÖNIG ALBERT [erhielt] the new name PIRNA on May 29, 1919. “*.

* Quote from the ship’s chronicle; provided by the Elbeschiffahrt specialist group.

Equipment & Details

Available seats

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


2 stylish salons with nostalgic flair and lovely wooden ceiling ornaments
heating in both salons
public address system
equipment for conferences or presentations available upon request
toilets available
onbord kiosk
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
former steam control machine for viewing in the central nave


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