:  The Internet's leading website for Side-Wheeled Paddle Steamers

PS Stadt Rapperswil                                                                      Operating Area : Lake Zurich (Zurichsee), Switzerland
Stadt Rapperswil at Zurich in 2008.jpg
Stadt Rapperswil at Zurich, Burkliplatz in 2008
Built by Escher-Wyss, Zurich
Length : 59.1 metres : Breadth  7 / 13.5 m
Engines : Compound Diagonal : 500 HP
Entered service in 1914

Major reconstruction in 1972/3 after an enthusiasts' campaign persuaded the ZSG not to withdraw Stadt Rapperswil as they had originally planned
The affair led to the establishment of the "Aktion Pro-Raddampfer" Supporters' association and the raising of 1 million francs by public subscription..
Further refits took place in 1985/6 (with new boiler), 2005/6 and 2022

From the archive



At Wadenswil in 2001

On Stadt Rapperswil's main deck in 1999

On the front deck as she leaves Meilen in 1999

Go to the Photograph archive

Return to

Paddle Steamer List