PS Hohentwiel

Lake Konstanz
Date entered service -- 1913
Re-built -- 1990
Length -- 56.84
Breadth -- 13.00m
Passenger capacity -- 700
normally operates Special and Charter Sailings
- mainly from the German Piers on the northern shore of the lake

all advised Swiss sailings are listed below
 
2014 There are no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2014
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there are also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
13th August 2013 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Wasserburg at 1025 and 1315 on Tuesday 13th August
1st August 2013 Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Rorschach at 1900 on Thursday 1at August
7th July 2013 Operated two rare International Cruises from Altnau to Hagnau at 1150 and 1415 on Sunday 7th July
14th June 2013 Operated an International Cruise from Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen at 1155 on Friday 14th June
8th June 2013 Operated a morning Jazz Cruise from Rorschach at 1000 on Saturday 8th June
26th May 2013 Operated an evening Dinner Cruise from Rorschach at 1900 after three short charter cruises (open to the public) from Rorschach, Romanshorn and Arbon on Sunday 26th May
2013 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2012
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there are also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
9th September 2012 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Nonnenhorn at 1155 and 1450 on Sunday 9th September
1st August 2012 Operated a rare evening Jazz Cruise from Kreuzlingen on Swiss National Day at 1900 on Wednesday 1st August
Normally cruises start from nearby Konstanz harbour - just across the border
8th July 2012 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Romanshorn at 1900 on Sunday 8th July
2012 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2012
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there are also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
10th September 2011 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Rorschach at 1900 on Saturday 10th September
10th August 2011 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Langenargen at 1025 and 1315 on Monday 10th August
28th July 2011 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau at 1155 and 1450 on Thursday 28th July followed by an evening Jazz Cruise at 1900
10th July 2011 Operated an evening Dinner Cruise from Rorschach at 1900 on Sunday 10th July
23rd June 2011 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Meersburg at 1025 and 1315 on Thursday 23rd June
2011 There are no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2011
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there are also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
1st August 2010 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau at 1155 and 1450 on Sunday 1st August followed by an evening dinner cruise at 1900
1st May 2010 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen (Germany) at 1025 and 1315 on followed by an evening Jazz cruise from Arbon at 1900 on Saturday 1st May
17th April 2010 "Open Day" at Romanshorn Dry Dock
Plannedto be open to the public from 1100 to 1700 on Saturday 17th April
2010 There are no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2010
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there are also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
19th July 2009 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Romanshorn at 1900 on Sunday 19th July after some short cruises from Konstanz
21st June 2009 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau at 1155 and 1450 on Sunday 21st June
4th June 2009 Operated a special Charter from Rorschach for the Swiss society for the preservation of the "Hohentwiel" on Thursday 4th June
23rd May 2009 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated an International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichshafen (Germany) at 1315 on Saturday 23rd May
2009 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2009
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer also sailed from Bregenz (Austria) during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there were also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further information
 
13th July 2008 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau at 1155 and 1450 on Sunday 13th July
6th July 2008 Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Rorschach at 1900 on Sunday 6th July
1st May 2008 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated International Cruises from Arbon to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Tuesday 1st May
2008 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2008
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 23rd July to 22nd August during the local Festival
As well as limited sailings from Swiss piers, there were also some special sailings from Konstanz harbour - just a 3 minute train connection "across the boarder" - click here  for further details
 
10th September 2007 Operated two Cruises from Konstanz to Meersburg at 1150 and 1415 on Monday 10th September
1st September 2007 Operated a special 2 1/2 hour charter cruise from Romanshorn on Saturday 1st September in conjunction with a special steam hauled train from Luzern before......
...... operating an evening Jazz Cruise from Konstanz on Saturday 1st September
9th August 2007 Operated an International Cruise from Arbon to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 on Thursday 9th August
1st August 2007 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 followed by an evening an evening Jazz Cruise from Arbon at 1900 on Wednesday 1st August  (Swiss National Day)
7th June 2007 Operated an International Cruise from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1450 on Thursday 7th June
27th May 2007 Operated two Cruises from Konstanz to Meersburg at 1150 and 1415 on Whit Sunday 27th May
26th May 2007 Operated an evening Jazz Cruise from Konstanz at 1900 on Whit Saturday 26th May
1st May 2007 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated International Cruises from Arbon to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 followed by a single journey from Arbon to Rorschach on Tuesday 1st May
2007 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2007
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 19th July to 19th August during the local Festival
 
24th September 2006 Last sailings of the season from Konstanz
Operated three sailings from Konstanz harbour on Sunday 24th September
13th August 2006 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated an Evening Dinner Cruise from Rorschach to Bregenz (Austria) at 1745 on Sunday 13th August
1st August 2006 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 followed by an evening Jazz Cruise from Arbon at 1900 on Tuesday 1st August
25th June 2006 Operated an International Cruise from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 on Sunday 25th June
1st May 2006 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Arbon to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Monday 1st May
2006 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2006
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 20th July to 20th August during the local Festival
 
1st August 2005 Last Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruise from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Monday 1st August followed by an evening Jazz Cruise at 1900
19th May 2005 Operated a special Charter from Rorschach for the Swiss society for the preservation of the "Hohentwiel" on Thursday 19th May
14th May 2005 Operated a 'high-speed' Charter Cruise from Romanshorn in connection with a special steam-hauled train from Zurich on Saturday 14th May
1st May 2005 First Swiss sailing of the season
Operated two International Cruise from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Sunday 1st May
2005 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2005
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 21st July to 21st August during the local Festival
 
30th June 2004 Last Swiss sailings of the season
Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Wednesday 30th June
4th June 2004 Operated an evening non-landing Dinner Cruise from Romanshorn at 1900 on Friday 4th June
27th May 2004 Operated an evening Charter Cruise from Rorschach at 1800 on Thursday 27th May
1st May 2004 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1155 and 1450 on Saturday 1st May
2004 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2004
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 22nd July to 22nd August during the local Festival
 
29th August 2003 Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Friday 29th August
17th August 2003 Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichhafen (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Sunday 17th August
1st August 2003 Swiss National Day
Operated two International Cruises from Rorschach to Lindau (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Friday 1st August
13th July 2003 Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichhafen (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Sunday 13th July
19th June 2003 Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichhafen (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Thursday 19th June
29th May 2003 Ascension Day
Operated two International Cruises from Romanshorn to Friedrichhafen (Germany) at 1200 and 1455 on Thursday 29th May
2003 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2003
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 18th July to 16th August during the local Festival
 
1st August 2002 Operated a short Swiss Coast Cruise from Romanshorn on Thursday 1st August
22nd June 2002 Operated an International Cruise from Rorschach to Langenargen (Germany) on Saturday 22nd June
12th May 2002 Operated a short Swiss Coast Cruise from Romanshorn on Sunday 12th May
4th May 2002 Operated a short Swiss Coast Cruise from Rorschach on Saturday 4th May
2002 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2002
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 18th July to 16th August during the local Festival
 
16th September 2001 Operated a Swiss Coast Cruise from Rorschach on Sunday 16th September
1st July 2001 Operated an International Cruise to Germany from Romanshorn on Sunday 1st July
16th June 2001 Operated a Swiss Coast Cruise from Rorschach on Saturday 16th June
2001 There were no regular sailings to any Swiss pier during 2001
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 19th July to 21st August during the local Festival
 
2000 There were no sailings to any Swiss pier during 2000
However, in addition to a varied programme of sailings between various German piers throughout the Summer, the paddle steamer was also scheduled to sail from Bregenz (Austria) from 24th July to 19th August during the local Festival
 
1994 The paddle steamer made (at least) three sailings to Swiss piers during 1994
- see timetable index for details
 
17th May 1990 Re-entered service after major re-build
7th February 1990 First "test" run after major re-build
 
1962 Withdrawn from service
 
Following withdrawal from regular service with the German Fleet, this paddle steamer spent many years serving as a sailing club headquarters at Bregenz at the Austrian end of the lake
In 1990 (after a major restoration project) the vessel re-entered service and is now normally based on the Northern shore of the lake
The are no regular sailings - PS Hotentwiel operates either Charter Sailings or Special Sailings mainly between the German and Austrian piers - although some sailings do include occasional visits to some of the Swiss piers on the Southern shore of the lake
Any further details would be welcome


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