- Achim Mende
HOHENTWIEL STEAMBOATA JEWEL ON LAKE CONSTANCE
Europe’s third-largest freshwater lake is home to what might be considered the continent’s prettiest historical paddle steamer. With its gleaming white canopy, shiny brass and polished mahogany, teak and cherry wood, it is a masterpiece of art nouveau design. Every detail on board forms part of an authentic and perfect whole, and the faithful restoration brings to life the steamer’s heyday as a playground for royalty. In 1913, the Hohentwiel was launched as the seventh vessel of the Royal Württemberg State Railways. Count Zeppelin celebrated his birthday on her, and Wilhelm II of Württemberg invited the King of Saxony on a pleasure cruise on her. The Hohentwiel offers excellent cuisine and an on-board bar, and is ideal for a nostalgic cruise or event...
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