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PS Kurort Rathen                                                                                           River Elbe at Dresden, Germany    

At Koenigstein on 4th September 2004
Length 55.52 metres
2 cylinder compound oscillating engine

Entered service in 1896 as Bastei 
Renamed Kurort Rathen in 1956
Major reconditioning in the winter of 1993-4

From the paddlesteamers.info Photo Archive

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Off Prossen on 4/9/04

A look aboard Kurort Rathen

At Koenigstein on 4/9/04



Click here to see the 2004 photo collection



Frequent services along the narrow River Elbe give arise to plentiful opportunities to encounter other ships at close quarters. Here (above and below), Phil Barnes caught a view of Kuorort Rathen on the 09:30 service from Bad Schandau on August 4th 2014 just upstream of Pirna


Photos of Kurort Rathen in 2004 (below) by kind courtesy of Nigel Clark


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