In earlier times, salt (Salz in German) was transported by boat along the river to the city, thereby giving the River Salzach its name. The last ship to cruise on the river was closed in 1891 due to shallow water and weak engines. More than a century later, and since the year 2002 it is possible to cruise along the river.
The “Amadeus Salzburg” is a modern boat with seats for up to 80 passengers (including the outside deck) and has a draught of only 38 cm. The unique design with large windows allow for the magnificent panoramic view. The engines produce 1085 HP and allow the ship to reach speeds of 50 kmh.
The Salzach river boat offers you a range of tours to choose from. Whether it’s a romantic evening cruise, or a cruise and visit to the Palace of Hellbrunn and its facilities, this trip along the river offers fantastic views of the city of Salzburg and its many sights. You can also book a special package comprising a boat trip followed by a visit to the Salzburg Fortress with a unique concert high above the city, featuring works of Mozart and other composers. Another attraction is the combination a of boat-trip to Hellbrunn with its tricky fountains and the return journey with our original English double-decker bus. This combination (Tour 3) is unique in Salzburg. In the evening, the jetty of the “Amadeus Salzburg” then changes into into a well-attended Cocktailbar with a very special flair.