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MPV Stadt Wien
Operating Area : River Danube, Austria

Above : Stadt Wien in Budapest on 23rd February, 2020. Photo by kind courtesy of Zsolt Szabo

Built in 1939 by Werft Korneuburg, Vienna, Austria
Engines : Diesel electric by Sulzer / Brown-Boveri
Length 77.7 metres - Breadth 8.4 m / 15.2 m over sponsons
650 Displacement tonnes
Fitted with 24 cabins for overnight accommodation for River Danube cruises from Vienna to Passau

Built for DDSG - Erste Donau Dampfschiffahrts Gesellschaft
Remained on the long cruises primarily from Vienna to Passau until 1995 except for a short time in the late 1980s
Sold to Mr Willi Stift, Burgermeister of Tulln  for use as a restaurant and hotel but providing cruises along the Danube's magnificent Wachau valley on Summer Saturdays.

Stadt Wien and her 1940 sister Stadt Passau were the mainstay of overnight cruises along the Danube from Vienna in Austria to Passau in Germany until their owners the DDSG (Erste Donau Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft) went out of business in 1995. Stadt Wien was bought by the Mayor of Tulln and underwent considerable internal refurbishment for service as a restaurant, also providing overnight accommodation at Tulln with cruising on summer Saturdays, offering a full day trip from Tulln to Aggstein and return through the Wachau Valley.
For 2009 it was announced that Stadt Wien would no longer operate scheduled servoces from Tulln into the Wachau valley, but three cruises were advertised for June and other dates in June offered as available for private charters
In early 2020 Willi Stift sold the ship. She moved to Budapest and it was reported that it was planned for her take up service from the Hungarian capital city.. However, she received a refurbishment in the Hungarian capital and returned to Tulln under its new ownership.

Above : Motor paddler Stadt Wien : Photo by Jessica Drescher

Above : Stadt Wien at Budapest, alongside sister-ship Grof Szechenyi on 7th April 2009. Photo courtesy of Zsolt Szabo. Is her future to be in the Hungarian capital ?

Above : Stadt Wien at Tulln on August 16th, 2010. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes
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