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Frequent questions

1. Before sailing

The paddle steamers are normally used on Line A (not guaranteed).

2. Onboard

Smoking has been prohibited onboard all boats of the Bayerischen Seenschifffahrt on scheduled sailings since 08.04.2012. This smoking ban also exists on the decks as well as in the interiors.

Smoking on the outdoor decks is allowed on special trips (charter trips, experience trips). Smoking is generally not permitted in the indoor areas.

What are charter trips? A private person or a company rents a boat exclusively for an event > Smoking on the outdoor deck is then allowed.

What are experience trips? Events that are held within Lakes Shipping programme and are not carried out within the framework of scheduled cruises. These are for example, dance trips, gourmet trips, gastronomic trips, church pilgrimage trips etc. > Smoking on the outdoor deck is then allowed.
However, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day trips are published in the sailing program but are held within the framework of regular scheduled sailings (big round-trip cruises) > Here the general smoking ban applies.

What are scheduled sailings? Any sailing carried out as part of a timetable > Smoking ban on the whole boat.

Passengers are allowed to disembark and re-embark once during the Southern and Northern tour and twice during the Grand tour. There are no stops on the single journeys. 

On Lines A and B there is a gastronomy on board, which offers all kinds of tasty food.

On Lines C and D, the boat’s kiosk is open for you.

You may consume any meals and drinks you brought with you outside the restaurant area. 

Bicycles can only be taken in limited numbers for reasons of space and safety (TÜV requirements for escape routes). The decision on taking bicycles is made by the boat's crew.

The bike ticket is valid once only and, on the date shown (Bike Day-Ticket).

The MVV Bike Ticket is not accepted.

The actual sailing durations are as follows:

Southern round-trip: about 1 hour 15 minutes

Northern round-trip: about 2 hours.

Grand round-trip: about 3 hours 30 minutes

The starting point for visiting the monastery is Herrsching. From here, you can reach the Andechs Monastery by bus or on foot with a beautiful hiking trail through the Kien Valley - about 1 hour. Our boats stop at the steamer pier in Herrsching several times a day. 

On Lake Ammersee, there is no general dog muzzle obligation (this is only the case on Königssee).