Tutzing (ship, 1937)

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Museum ship Tutzing on Lake Starnberg
Museum ship Tutzing on Lake Starnberg
Ship data
flag GermanyGermany Germany
Ship type Passenger ship
Shipyard Deggendorf shipyard
Whereabouts Decommissioned in 1995.
Ship dimensions and crew
32.74 m ( Lüa )
width 7.85 m
Draft Max. 1.45 m
displacement 105  t
Machine system
machine MAN diesel, built in 1962 (with charging )
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
310 hp (228 kW)
13 kn (24 km / h)
Transport capacities
Permitted number of passengers 225

The museum ship Tutzing is a former passenger ship on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria . It was built in 1937; it drove line continuously until 1995.

The Tutzing is moored in Tutzing on Lake Starnberg in the southern area of ​​the Kustermann Park near the Touring Yacht Club.


The Tutzing replaced a predecessor ship of the same name in 1937: the old Tutzing initially had the name "Ludwig", but was renamed in 1919 after the end of the monarchy. In 1935 the old paddle steamer was scrapped. The transition from steam to motor ships on Lake Starnberg didn't just begin with the Tutzing . In 1925 the first attempt was made with the converted Königssee steamer , which was supposed to operate as Schloss Berg on Lake Starnberg, but did not prove itself and was therefore given to the Ammerseeschifffahrt and used by them under the name Grafrath auf der Amper . In 1926 the second attempt to switch to motor ships was started, with the Leoni , which was sold to Traunsee shipping in 1972. These two first motor ships in liner service on Lake Starnberg were significantly smaller than the Tutzing , which remained in service as a passenger ship until 1996. After that it was used as a café-bistro.


The non-profit museum ship association "Tutzing" e. V. was founded on November 13, 1997 with the aim of preserving the passenger ship "Tutzing" as a technical monument for Bavarian shipbuilding. On February 5th, the association was included in the association register . On April 29th, the association was able to acquire the ship for a symbolic price of DM 1.- from Bayrische Seenschifffahrt and thus save it from being scrapped.

The association covers the costs of maintaining the ship from the rental income as well as membership fees and donations. The association has around 140 members (as of May 2009).


Museum ship Tutzing on the jetty

The restoration of the ship took place after less than three years by members of the association. The work included a thorough renovation of the ship from the inside and outside, ensuring a safe condition for traffic and the construction of new sanitary and kitchen rooms. A major part of the work was the construction of the connecting footbridge to the Tutzing in Lake Starnberg and the connection to the electricity and sewerage network. In summer 2001 the ship was opened to the public. The museum ship is a technical monument.

Events and usage

Today the ship houses a bistro that is open from spring to autumn . On board the Tutzing there is a stage on which matinee concerts and cabaret evenings are held in June and July . In addition, the association brings a lecture on a topic related to the lake and its surroundings in September.


In 2006 the museum ship association "Tutzing" e. V. awarded the Tassilo Prize . Matthias Helbig accepted the 2nd main prize, which is awarded by the local editors of the Süddeutsche Zeitung . The laudation was given by Wolfgang M. Heckl , General Director of the Deutsches Museum . From the reasons given by the jury for the award: "The jury awards the association the second Tassilo Prize for its extraordinary commitment to preserving a cultural monument, which has also become a unique venue."


  • Dieter Schubert: German inland passenger ships. Illustrated register of ships. Uwe Welz Verlag Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-933177-10-3 , p. 308

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Location of the "Tutzing". museumsschiff-tutzing.de, accessed on June 9, 2009 .
  2. Benedikt von Hebenstreit , History of Shipping , 2005 on schiffs-agentur.ch (PDF; 118 kB)
  3. ^ Museum ship Tutzing - Tassilo Prize for cultural program . In: Tutzinger Nachrichten . No. 7 , 2006.
  4. Unique cultural location - Second prize for Museum Ship Association Tutzing . In: Starnberger SZ . May 6, 2006.

Coordinates: 47 ° 53 ′ 55 ″  N , 11 ° 16 ′ 32 ″  E