20 Schilling view of Semmering, © Niederösterreich-Werbung/ M. Liebert

Shipping Museum


This business is excellent…

  • Niederösterreich-CARD


Das modern gestaltete Schifffahrtsmuseum im Schloss Erlahof informiert über die Geschichte der Schifffahrt.

There was ship and boat traffic on the Danube back in prehistoric times. For the Ancient Romans the Danube served as the frontier between the Roman Empire and the peoples of the north; in medieval times it was the center of east-west trade in the Austro-Bavarian Danubian region.

Ships and rafts were built solely of wood prior to the advent of steamships in the mid-19 c.
The Shipping Museum in Spitz offers visitors diverse insights into the technology and history of historical Danube shipping.

Facility features

  • Toilet facility
  • Tours
  • Outdoor kid's playground


  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for bad weather
We speak ...
  • English
  • German
  • french
  • Spanish
  • Can be reached with public transportation

Location and how to get there