“Diesbar”

Paddle steamer
“Diesbar”

Accessibility

electric wheelchairsimpossible

wheelchairspossible with restrictions

carriage of bicyclepossible with restrictions

buggypossible with restrictions

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This ship is ideal for:

  • sightseeing tours
  • anniversaries, weddings, birthdays
  • music tours

The Paddle Steamer “Diesbar” was built in 1884. Today it is the last steamer of the Dresden fleet still fired by coal. It is globally unique, in that it is propelled by the world´s oldest operating marine steam engine, an oscillating marvel built by John Penn & Sons in Greenwich, England in 1841. The engine of the “Diesbar” was designated a “Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2008. The steamer features two handsomely refurbished lounges below deck, which will be sure to charm you!

Capacity

84 inside places (tables) 120 outdoor places outdoor spaces without table 60 outdoor places without table (roofed)

Furnishing

  • 2 cozy lounges with nostalgic flair and lovely wooden ornaments
  • Authentic historic flair
  • Heating in both salons
  • Spacious fresh air decks with elegant wooden fixtures, partially sheltered
  • Public address system, equipment for conferences or presentations available upon request

Particularities

  • Open view of the historic steam engine dating from 1841
  • Authentic steam rudder and steam whistle
  • The steamer is still fired by coal
  • One of only two single deck steamers in the fleet
  • Designated a “Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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