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ZSG Fleet 2011

Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft

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This page shows images of the Zürich fleet of ZSG (Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft) in 2011. The current fleet includes two magnificent paddle steamer Stadt Zürich  and Stadt Rapperswil , plus a fleet of impressive motor vessels both old and very modern, all beautifully maintained. Thee are fewer tourists on the lake compared to other major Swiss lakes, but the locals make extensive use of the services for both commuting and pleasure, and the company runs a wide variety of special excursions to keep people interested. Many of the smaller and older vessels in the fleet which run local circular trips were replaced with five smart new vessels between 1997-2001. In 2007 a large new triple-deck excursion vessel Panta Rhei was delivered, particularly for charter and special trips. Both the paddle steamers Stadt Rapperswil and Stadt Zürich have received substantial investment in recent years and are magnificent vessels to travel on. The motor vessels are also impressive and well worth investigating.


ZSG map of Zürichsee
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ZURICHSEE MAP - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk


 

Paddle Vessels on this Page:-
   Stadt Rapperswil - 1914-1973  (diesel)
   Stadt Zürich - 1909-

Motorships on this Page:-
   Albis (3) - 1997-
   Bachtel - 1962-
   Forch - 2001-
   Helvetia (2) - 1964-
   Limmat - 1958-
   Linth - 1952-
   Panta Rhei - 2007-
   Pfannenstiel - 1998-
   Säntis - 1957-
   Uetliberg - 1999-
   Wädenswil (2) - 1968-
   Zimmerberg - 2001-


ZSG Timetable Archive (PDF Files):-
   2011 Complete Timetables - 4.5MB PDF (German)
   2011 Round Trip Timetables - 2MB PDF (English)
   2011 Round Trip Timetables - 1MB PDF (German)
   2011 Passenger Ferry Timetables - 1MB PDF (German)
   2011 Fleet Factsheets - 12.5MB PDF


Other Simplon ZSG Pages:-
   ZSG 2011 - Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft
- This page
   Linth - ZSG (1952)
   Stadt Rapperswil - ZSG (1914)

 

Other Simplon Alpine Lakes Pages:-
   Alpine Lake Steamers Header Page
   CGN Header Page
   CGN Page 1 - CGN Paddle Steamers 1822-1886
   CGN Page 2 - CGN Paddle Vessels 1887-2004
   CGN Page 3 - CGN Screw Motor Vessels
   CGN Page 4 - The 2004 CGN Fleet
   CGN Page 5 - The 2005 CGN Fleet
   CGN Page 6 - The 2007 CGN Fleet 
   CGN Page 7 - The 2011 CGN Fleet 
   LNM - Lacs de Neuchâtel & Morat
   NLC - Lago di Como
   ZSG - Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft


Associated Simplon Pages

References
   Schiffahrt auf dem Zürichsee
        by Josef Gwerder, Erich Liechti & Juerg Meister
        Birkhauser Verlag, Basel 7 Stuttgart, 1976

Official Alpine Steamer Websites
   ZSG - Lake Zürich - Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft - www.zsg.ch
   CGN - Lake Geneva - Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman - www.cgn.ch
   BSG - Bielersee - www.bielersee.ch
   LNM - Lac de Neuchâtel - www.navig.ch
   NLC - Lago di Como - www.navlaghi.it

   L’Association des amis des bateaux à vapeur du Léman - www.abvl.ch  - Lac Léman supporters
   Trivapor Official Website - www.trivapor.ch - Restoring DS Neuchâtel



ZSG Fleet 2011

Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft

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1: Paddle Steamers


Stadt Zürich (1909- )

 Stadt Zürich was built in 1909 by Escher-Weiss of Zürich. She is very similar to the later Stadt Rapperswil but can be easily distinguished by the Rapperswil's impressive cross-tree on the foremast, and a different design of paddle box. She is 60m long and carries 750 passengers. Her engines were also built by Escher-Weiss and generate 368kW (500hp). She is due to have her engines fully dismantled for maintenance during the winter 2011/12 for the first time since building in 1909.

Stadt Zürich Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Stadt Zürich
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Paddle steamer Stadt Zürich arriving at Rapperswil from Schmerikon in a rainstorm
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT ZURICH 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Zürich leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz for the Wollishofen shipyard after her day trip to Schmerikon
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT ZURICH 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Zürich leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz for the Wollishofen shipyard after her day trip to Schmerikon
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT ZURICH 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle







Stadt Rapperswil (1914- )

Stadt Rapperswil was built in 1914 by Escher-Weiss of Zürich. She is very similar to Stadt Zürich but can be easily distinguished by the impressive cross-tree on the foremast, and a different design of paddle box. She is 60m long and carries 750 passengers. Her engines were also built by Escher-Weiss and generate 368kW (500hp).

Stadt Rapperswil Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Stadt Rapperswil
Photo: ©ZSG

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @ZSG



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil arriving at Zürich Bürkliplatz pier before her day's first sailing
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil at Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Rapperswil in heavy rain
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Rapperswil in heavy rain
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Rapperswil in heavy rain
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz on her afternoon trip to Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz on her afternoon trip to Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz on her afternoon trip to Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil leaving Zürich Bürkliplatz on her afternoon trip to Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil arriving ar Herrliberg on her afternoon return from Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil arriving ar Herrliberg on her afternoon return from Rapperswil
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STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil arriving ar Herrliberg on her afternoon return from Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Paddle steamer Stadt Rapperswil arriving ar Herrliberg on her afternoon return from Rapperswil
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

STADT RAPPERSWIL 1914 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle







2: Motor Vessels


Linth (1960- )

Linth was built in 1952 by Bodanwerft, Kressbronn, and is the oldest large motor vessel in service on Zürichsee. She is an extremely impressive three-decked vessel similar to vessels delivered by the same yard for the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) on Bodensee (Lake Constance), of which many have now been scrapped. Linth has been beautifully maintained and is a pleasure to sail on. She carries 1000 passengers, is 54m long and is powered by twin MAN diesels each of 365Kw (485hp). She has an impressive beam of 11.6m, almost the same as the paddlers, allowing a spacious promenade deck around the outside of the main saloons.

Linth Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)

More Images & postcards of Linth



ZSG image of  Linth
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 Linth at Zürich Bürkliplatz
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth at Zürich Bürkliplatz
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth leaving Herrliberg
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth leaving Herrliberg
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth - Top deck
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth - Upper deck promenade looking aft and forward on the port side
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LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle   LINTH 1952 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Linth - 1st Class saloon
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Säntis (1957- )

Säntis was built in 1955 by Bodanwerft, Kressbronn, on Bodensee. She carries 560 people and is 41m long, now powered by 440kW (600hp) MAN diesel driving a single screw.

Säntis Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Säntis
Photo: ©ZSG

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Bachtel (1962- )

The small Bachtel was built in 1962 by Bodanwerft, Kressbronn, on Bodensee. She carries 250 people and is 31m long, now powered by 275kW (390hp) MAN diesel driving a single screw.

Bachtel Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Bachtel
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Limmat (1958- )

Limmat was built in 1958 by Bodanwerft, at Kressbronn on Bodensee, and is another fine motor vessel delivered from this yard for service on Zürichsee. Limmat carries 700 passengers, is 54m long and is powered by a single MAN diesel of 485Kw (660hp) driving a single screw, as are the vessels which followed over the next 10 years.

Limmat Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Limmat
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 Limmat leaving Rapperswil
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LIMMAT 1958 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Limmat leaving Rapperswil
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LIMMAT 1958 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Limmat at Zürich Bürkliplatz
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

LIMMAT 1958 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle







Helvetia (2) (1964- )

Helvetia was built in 1964 by Bodanwerft, at Kressbronn on Bodensee. She is the largest vessel in the ZSG fleet, carrying 1200 passengers in 56m long hull which is 12.3m wide. Unlike the Linth, she does not have a third upper deck, but retains spacious promenade decks around the saloons. She is powered by a single MAN diesel driving a single screw, of 635Kw (842hp).

Wädenswil Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Helvetia
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 Helvetia at Zürich Bürkliplatz
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

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 Helvetia at Zürich Bürkliplatz
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HELVETIA 1964 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Helvetia at Zürich Bürkliplatz loading for an evening BBQ-Schiff cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

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Wädenswil (2) (1988- )

Wädenswil was built in 1968 by Bodanwerft, at Kressbronn on Bodensee. She is a smaller version of Helvetia carrying 700 passengers in a shorter 48m x 9.6m hull. She is again powered by a single MAN diesel driving a single screw, this time of 442Kw (600hp).

Wädenswil Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Wädenswil
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Wädenswil in service on Zürichsee
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

Wädenswil 1968 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Wädenswil in service on Zürichsee
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Wädenswil 1968 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



Wädenswil in service on Zürichsee
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Wädenswil 1968 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle







Albis (3) (1997- )
Pfannenstiel (1998- )
Uetliberg (1999- )


The three sister vessels Albis, Pfannenstiel and Uetliberg were built in 197/1998/1999 by Bodanwerft, at Kressbronn on Bodensee. They are intermediate vessels of 300 passengers. They have dimensions of 42.3m x 7.3m and are powered by twin MAN diesels, each of 250kW (340hp), driving twin screws.

Albis Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)
Pfannenstiel Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)
Uetliberg Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Pfannenstiel
Photo: ©ZSG

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 Albis (3) in service on Zürichsee
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

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 Albis (3) in service on Zürichsee
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 Albis (3) in service on Zürichsee
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 Pfannenstiel in service on Zürichsee
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

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 Uetliberg in service on Zürichsee
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 Uetliberg in service on Zürichsee
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Forch (2001- )
Zimmerberg (2001- )


The two sister vessels Forch, and Zimmerberg were built in 2001 by Bodanwerft, at Kressbronn on Bodensee. They are small vessels of 150 passengers used on local commuter services. They have dimensions of 31m x 5.8m and are powered by twin MAN diesels, each of 165kW (225hp), driving twin screws.

Forch Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)
Zimmerberg Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Zimmerberg
Photo: ©ZSG

Zimmerberg 2001 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @ZSG



 Forch in service on Zürichsee
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

FORCH 2001 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Forch in service on Zürichsee
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 Forch in service on Zürichsee
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FORCH 2001 - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @2011  Ian Boyle



 Zimmerberg in service on Zürichsee
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Panta Rhei (2007- )

Panta Rhei was built in 2007 by ÖSWAG, at Linz on the Danube, the newest large vessel in the 2011 fleet. She is the first triple-decked vessel since Linth and carries 700 passengers. At 56.6m x 10.7m she is the longest motor vessel in the fleet. Panta Rhei is powered by twin MAN diesels, each of 442kW (600hp), driving twin screws.

Panta Rhei Fact Sheet (1MB PDF File)



ZSG image of Panta Rhei
Photo: ©ZSG

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3: Wollishofen Shipyard

The shipyard for the ZSG fleet is based at Wollishofen. The composite image below shows the shipyard and vessels not in use.


Composite image of the Wollishofen shipyard
Vessels shown are Limmat, Bachtel, Albis, Uetliberg, Säntis, Panta Rhei and Helvetia

Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st July 2011

Wollishofen Shipyard - ZSG - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: @ZSG





















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