Pillnitz Kleinzschachwitz Ferry

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The Pillnitz Kleinzschachwitz Ferry.

The Pillnitz Kleinzschachwitz Ferry, also known as the Schlossfähre, is a ferry across the Elbe river in Germany. It crosses between the districts of Pillnitz and Kleinzschachwitz in the city of Dresden, close to the former's collection of palaces that give the ferry its alternate name. It carries both passengers and cars.[1][2][3][4][5]

The ferry service is operated by the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), Dresden's municipal transport authority, and carries the number F14 in the Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe route numbering scheme. It operates every 15 minutes throughout the day. It is the only vehicle ferry operated by DVB, although they also operate a fleet of smaller passenger ferries.[1][6][7]

The ferry boat used on the service is named Schloßfähre, is diesel powered, and is propelled using Schottel pump jets. It has a length of 29 metres (95 ft) and a width of 8.6 metres (28 ft). It can carry 140 passenger and 8 cars, or 350 passengers if no cars are carried.[2][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Elbe Ferries". DVB. Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Binnenfahren Deutschland" (in German). Kleinen Fahren in Europa. Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Getting Around (Public Transportation)". PUEBLO s.r.o., Prague. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Elbe Ferries". City of Dresden. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  5. ^ Burford, Tim (2007). Bradt City Guide Dresden. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 75–76. 
  6. ^ "Fährstelle Kleinzschachwitz - Pillnitz und zurück". DVB. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  7. ^ a b "Fährflotte" (in German). DVB. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

Coordinates: 51°00′37″N 13°51′47″E / 51.010393°N 13.862933°E / 51.010393; 13.862933