Boat and Ferry Travel

There's regular year-round service on the Bodensee through Schweizer Bodensee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft, though fewer boats run in winter. The Schweizerisches Schifffahrtgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein ship company offers a boat ride on the Rhine with romantic views of storybook castles, citadels, and monasteries. Boats run regularly up- and downstream, docking at Schaffhausen, Stein-am-Rhein, Gottlieben, Konstanz, and Kreuzlingen. Prices vary according to the distance traveled. A one-way trip from Schaffhausen to Kreuzlingen takes about 4½ hours. On both boat lines, you'll travel free if you have a Swiss Travel Pass.


Schweizer Bodensee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft. Friedrichshafnerstr. 55, Romanshorn, Thurgau, 8590. 071/4667888;

Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein. Freierpl. 8, Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, 8200. 052/6340888;

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