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Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
Chiemsee Schiffahrt Ludwig Fessler KG
Seestrasse 108, D-83209 Prien am Chiemsee
Tel +49 (0) 80 51 60 90

The private shipping company established in 1846 by Josef Fessler to inaugurate steamer services on this small lake in south-eastern Bavaria,continues in operation, with services from Prien-Stock and a number of other lakeside piers primarily to the islands of Herreninsel and Fraueninsel, although complete lake tours are offered. Herreninsel is the setting for the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Castle, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to which tourists are conveyed by the small but well maintained motorised paddler Ludwig Fessler or one of the screw propelled motor cruisers of the fleet.

In 1927, Ludwig Fessler joined the 1887 paddler Luitpold in providing the lake services. In 1969, Luitpold made way for new motor tonnage.

Motor paddle Ship
Ludwig Fessler
Historical Paddle Steamers

PS Luitpold

Engines have been preserved in the German Technical Museum in Berlin
Click here to see photos of the engines

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