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Hohentwiel paddle steamer

Experience the Hohentwiel's own brand of magic on a round trip on Lake Constance. Relish the old fashioned flair, the maritime atmosphere on deck and the understated elegance in the salons. And gaze in awe at the mighty steam-driven engines.

Hohentwiel paddle steamer, Photo: (c) Hohentwiel, Gerhard Kassner

A real Lake Constance highlight

The Hohentwiel has enjoyed special status on Lake Constance from her earliest days. Belonging to the Württemberg National Railways, she was first choice when a ship was required by the Württemberg royal family, thanks to her superior décor. She subsequently became the official successor to the royal yacht „Queen Charlotte“. But the Hohentwiel's admirers were not limited to crowned heads alone. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, founder of the Zeppelin Luftschiffbau GmbH, was so taken with her that on 8th July 1913 he celebrated his 75th birthday on board, together with numerous guests.

A lot has changed since then. From the original days when she was generally regarded with awe and wonderment, the Hohentwiel has become one of region's best-loved highlights.

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