Starnberger See – shipping now also electric



Mountain – In the future, tourists will also be able to take an excursion on Lake Starnberg with an electric ship.

After Bayerische Seenschifffahrt has been using electric motors on the Königssee for more than 100 years, an electrically operated excursion boat is now also in the fleet on Lake Starnberg for the first time. The 35 meter long boat is the largest electric excursion boat on an inland lake in Germany.

“In addition to the ecological propulsion, the ship also offers its passengers state-of-the-art equipment,” said Finance Minister Albert Füracker (CSU) on the occasion of the ship’s christening on Tuesday. Passengers could surf the Internet via WLAN or charge their electric bikes.

The ship replaces two smaller excursion boats and was christened “Berg” after the place of the same name on the lake, where King Ludwig II of Bavaria died. A maximum of 300 people can ride on the open deck and in the saloon below.

19 largely identical electric motor boats are used on the Königssee, but these are significantly smaller than the ship on the Starnberger See. The boats there can only carry around 80 guests. The excursion boats have been using electric motors on the Königssee since 1909.

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