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PS Gisela

Operating Area : Traunsee, Austria
Gisela at Altmunster O Bachmann.jpg

Gisela at Altmunster - by kind courtesy of Olivier Bachmann

Built : 1871
Builders : J Ruston (Vienna-Floridsdorf)
Length : 52 m
Engines : 2 cylinder compound oscillating by J Ruston (Prague)

Reboilered in 1939 and 1975, and now oil-fired
Withdrawn after the 1980 season as expensive repairs were necessary
Subject to preservation efforts by the "Friends of the town of Gmunden"
Slipped at Rindbach in 1981 and ownership passed to the "Friends" in 1982
Fund raising throughout Austria enabled the necessary hull re-plating and engine re-conditioning
Refloated in November 1984
Returned under her own power to Gmunden on July 5th, 1986
Operated as part of the tiemtable of the lake's commercial cruise fleet operator : Traunseeschiffahrt Karl Eder GmbH
Now operated by Karl-Heinz Eder

Above: Approaching Gmunden in 2003
From the archive




At her "home" port of Gmunden at the north end of the lake

Taking the first passengers aboard for her afternoon lake cruise

Approaching Traunkirchen, southbound, as the surroundings get decidely more alpine.




At the lake's southern end near Ebensee, the mountains rise steeply out of the lake

On the open deck forward whilst the steamer is still at Gmunden


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