: The Internet's leading database of Paddle Steamers past and present

Ludwig Fessler    (Diesel-hydraulic, ex-steam)                                                                    Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany
Ludwig Fessler back 2011 ZS.jpg
Above : Ludwig Fessler at Prien in April 2011 : photo by kind courtesy of Zsolt Szabo
Built : 1926 by Theodor Hitzler (Regensburg)
Length : 53 m
Engines : Compound Diagonal by J Maffei (Munich) replaced by Diesel-hydraulic equipment in 1973

Steam engines went into private ownership in the Netherlands
In 2004 they were sold to the Trivapor organisation for use in PS Neuchatel, at the time a restaurant at Neuchatel, Switzerland, and up for sale.
Neuchatel returned to service in 2014 after a complete rebuild and incorporating Ludwig Fessler's engine
See PS Neuchatel

Raddampfer Ludwig Fessler.jpg

Photos in the database : Click here : 2003 : Photos by Gordon Stewart

More photos by Zsolt Szabo in 2011

Ludwig Fessler Front 2011 ZS.jpg

Ludwig fessler back 34 2011 ZS.jpg

Return to

Paddle Steamer List
Preserved Paddle Steamers