Experience the Hohentwiel
Europe's most beautiful historic steamship
For over a century, the Hohentwiel has been the place on Lake Constance that unites the past, the future and three countries. Its heart, the steam engine, beats in just the right place. The historic steam engine in the blue salon of the Hohentwiel with its 950 HP draws everyone's attention. Polished to perfection, the connecting rods, levers, cranks and valves all vibrate at full speed. The Hohentwiel travels across the entire lake at a maximum speed of 16.7 knots. Behind portholes, you can admire the huge, red-painted paddle wheels that
On the navigation bridge, you can delve into the noble school of shipping. In the centre, you'll find the wheelhouse. With every direction in view and the big steering wheel firmly under control, that's how captain Adolf Franz Konstatzky and his team steer the breath-taking steamship across Lake Constance – with incredible precision and tools from long ago. Functionality and beauty form a wonderful symbiosis here.
From the very beginning
Captain Adolf F. Konstatzky has already carried out 5,114 trips on the Hohentwiel across Lake Constance, transported 692,434 passengers and travelled a distance of 293,600 km – meaning he has already travelled around the world 8 times on this ship (as of the end of the 2018 season). Shortly before the second maiden voyage on 17 May 1990, he first joined the Hohentwiel as a sailor. His training and experience as a boat builder made him a perfect new addition to the Hohentwiel team.