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29 May 2019 | Passau

New XXL-size luxury river cruise ship drops anchor

The ‘AmaMagna’ pays first visit to bayernhafen Passau-Racklau

Flusskreuzfahrtschiffe bayernhafen Passau Racklau Ama Magna

„bayernhafen Passau / Ingo Maschauer“

28y May 2019 – At 22 metres wide and 135 metres long, the new river cruise ship ‘AmaMagna’ is almost double the size of “traditional” river cruise ships, with their standard width of 11.45 metres. Throughout the 2019 season, the luxurious ‘floating hotel’, operated by the US river cruise company AmaWaterways, will travel on a weekly schedule along the Danube between Vilshofen and Budapest. Ships of this width can not travel on the Main-Danube-Canal due to the size of the locks. Last week, the ‘AmaMagna’ paid its first visit to bayernhafen Passau-Racklau.

The ‘AmaMagna’ lives up to her name: The new luxury cruise ship operated on the Danube by the river cruise company AmaWaterways is impressively large and spacious and equipped with a whole host of features. Over half of the 98 staterooms are between 33 and 66 m² in size and the 196 guests have a choice of four unique restaurants where they can dine. Built in 2019, the floating hotel is powered by an innovative hybrid diesel/electric multi-engine configuration.

When docking at the pier in bayernhafen Passau-Racklau, the captain demonstrated consummate skill, elegantly “parking” the ‘AmaMagna’ at Racklau. Depending on how the mood took them, the guests had a wide variety of guided shore excursions to choose from including  a walk through the historic centre of Passau, a bicycle tour, or visit to the Veste Oberhaus.

With passenger ship piers in Bamberg, Roth, Regensburg and Passau, and a further pier in Aschaffenburg added at the beginning of the year, bayernhafen offers the river cruise sector docking facilities at five locations in Bavaria from a single source. Over 1,900 ‘floating hotels’ laid anchor in 2018, 238 of them at Racklau. bayernhafen Passau-Racklau already provides four berths for river cruise ships. For 2020/21, bayernhafen plans to increase the number of berths to seven, along with electrification and the prospective construction of a terminal building. In Aschaffenburg, bayernhafen is building a dedicated pier for passenger ships on the Main river in order to take pressure off the inner-city piers caused by ship-to-bus transfers.


Rail Services Passau

As a rail infrastructure company, bayernhafen maintains high-performance rail infrastructure at its Passau location and provides this infrastructure to rail transport companies (RTCs) on a non-discriminatory and fee-paying basis. The RTCs are responsible for managing freight train transfers from the station to the port as well as for shunting services within bayernhafen Passau’s railway infrastructure.

The following RTCs, among others, offer rail services at our Passau location:

DB Cargo AG
PZ München, Sto Passau
Heitzingerstr. 50
94036 Passau

Internationale Gesellschaft für Eisenbahnverkehr
Bahngelände 2 / II. Stock
91217 Hersbruck

LTE Germany GmbH
Rothenditmolder Str. 24
34117 Kassel

UEF Eisenbahn- Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH
Zehntwiesenstr. 31c
76275 Ettlingen

Leistungen Infrastruktur Schienen Gleise

Contact person

Stefan Ring
Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division


Cargo Transfer & Logistics Passau

A wide range of goods are moved at bayernhafen Passau. In addition to traditional cargo such as cereals, fertilisers and animal feed, the port also handles minerals, earths and cement. We provide you with expert advice and practical assistance for all manner of heavy-lift transport projects, from operational organisation to successful execution. For high-and-heavy loads, truck-mounted cranes can also be deployed.

Through the use of our state-of-the-art port handling technology, we ensure that your cargo is handled seamlessly. Our LHM 420 mobile harbour crane can be used to handle single loads weighing up to 120 tonnes.

The location can also be used for lightering operations. As a certified cargo and freight handling company, bayernhafen provides lightering services directly to shipping operators in Passau.

Would you like to find out more about our services or register your shipment for handling?

We would be more than happy to provide you with an individual offer.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact person

Stefan Ring
Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division

Handling facilities

High-performance cargo-handling machines ensure seamless cargo transfer. Bulky cargo and ultra-heavy-lift groupage freight are transferred via the port’s dedicated cranes or through the use of truck-mounted cranes. The roll-on/roll-off facility enables all types of road freight to be loaded and unloaded directly from ship to shore or vice versa without the use of cargo handling equipment. In addition, a railcar loading ramp is available for transferring freight onto rail.

For ultra-heavy-lift loads – groupage and bulk cargo – over large distances, with a reach of up to 48 m.

LHM420 Mobile Harbour Crane
Technical information:

    • Diesel powered - emissions level Tier 5
    • Undercarriage with 64 wheels (360° mobility); support base 12.5 m x 12.5 m (can be optionally reduced to 14.1 m x 10.8 m)
    • Jib length: 10.5 m to 48 m
    • Lifting capacity: max. 120.5 t on the hook
    • Accessories: hydraulic swivel hook; Heavy-lift cross-beam 6 m³ and 20 m³ motorised clamshell buckets

LHM250 Mobile Crane
Technical information:

  • Single level jib luffing crane
  • Undercarriage with 48 wheels; Support base 11 m x 11 m; single-reel double-cable winch; motorised grapple operation, pre-equipped for automatic spreader operations; diesel powered
  • Jib length: 8 m to 38 m
  • Lifting capacity: max. 64 t on the ropes, max. 43.3 t on the ropes when operated using motorised grapples
  • Accessories: hydraulic swivel hook; 6 mm³ and 20 mm³ motorised clamshell buckets

Material-handling excavator
Technical information:

  • Type: Liebherr A 944 C material-handling excavator, tyre chassis, total weight 58 tonnes, year of construction: 2008
  • Jib length: 13.5 m to 18 m
  • Lifting capacity: at a jib length of 13.5 m, approx. 7 tonnes on average
  • Accessories: hook cross-beam, clamshell buckets 3.5 m³, timber grapples 1.7 m³, orange peel grapples 1.1 m³ and 1.4 m³


The ro-ro facilities in bayernhafen Passau-Schalding (Danube km 2,233.450) are used to load road-going units, such as cars, trucks, trailers, and so on, directly on to barge. They have a rail connection with unrestricted loading gauges, and are connected directly to the inter-regional road network via the federal road B 8. There are no known restrictions due to clearance heights of bridges.

Technical information:

  • Width: 15 metres
  • Slope: 8°
  • Maximum load: 25 kN/m²

Passau-Schalding also provides a railcar loading ramp for so-called road-rail transport. This ramp enables road-going vehicles to be driven directly onto railway wagons without the need for cranes.

Scheduled ro-ro service:

Donau Star BG EOOD’s fortnightly scheduled StarLines service has linked bayernhafen Passau to the Bulgarian port of Ruse and other ro-ro-ready ports on the Danube since July 2015. The two catamarans, “Jumbo II” and “Jumbo III”, are capable of transporting up to 1,500 t. They need around seven days to travel down the Danube to Ruse and nine days for the return trip to Passau.

Heavy-lift handling

Bulky cargo and ultra-heavy-lift groupage freight are, depending on the tonnage, transferred via the port’s dedicated cranes or via truck-mounted cranes.

Cargo transfer using the port’s dedicated cranes

The LHM420 mobile harbour crane can handle up to 120.5 tonnes.

Cargo transfer using truck-mounted cranes

In addition, truck-mounted cranes can be deployed to handle up to 1,000 t.

Technical information:

  • Available shore length: 450 running metres
  • Max. load: outrigger load 4,800 kN distributed over 10 m²

Schwergutumschlag Heliumtanks im bayernhafen Passau

Storage capacity

bayernhafen Passau provides sufficient, suitably equipped storage capacity for storing bulk goods, groupage freight and heavy-lift cargo as well as the various combined transport unit loads.

Storage capacity:

  • External storage: 80,000 m²
  • Internal storage: 5,000 m²

Land and Real Estate Passau

Fully developed commercial sites, excellent infrastructure and trimodal connections to the three modes of transport – road, rail and inland waterway – guarantee the best possible conditions for basing your business in the region. bayernhafen Passau is the perfect location for companies operating in the logistics sector as well as for manufacturing companies who rely heavily on freight transport.

Our Land and Facilities Management service delivers the following solutions:

  • Development, leasing and rental of commercial premises, office buildings and warehouses
  • Support with planning and approval processes (building permits, etc.), as well as with financial matters

We will be more than happy to present our services to you in person.

Are you looking for land for your business that

  • is tailored to your particular needs,
  • is connected to road, rail and/or inland waterway networks
  • is close to a large number of major road networks
  • enables around-the-clock operations
  • can be used at fair conditions through rental or leasehold agreements?

Would you like to be in good company and

  • tap into the expertise of the companies operating from the port (ideal mix of industries)
  • leverage the regional benefits of the location
  • thanks to our services, concentrate exclusively on your core business?

Then feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to present our services to you in person!

Office and Administration Building Industriestr. 12

Covering an area of ​​1,350 m², these office and administration rooms are designed and furnished to the highest standard, and include a comfortable meeting room, recreation areas and ample parking spaces.

Key facts:

  • Office space on the ground floor: approx. 486 m²
  • Office space on the first floor: approx. 431 m²
  • Office space on the second floor: approx. 271 m²
  • Office space on the third floor: approx. 160 m²


Download the property brochure: Exposée Bürogebäude Industriestraße 12 (3 MB)
Please contact us for enquiries or to arrange a viewing appointment.

From time to time, some of the companies operating from bayernhafen Passau offer spare storage/warehouse capacity for a reduced rent. We would be happy to coordinate your enquiry.

Contact person

Michaela Wöhrl
Michaela Wöhrl
Head of Land and Property Management Division


Infrastructure Passau

Our high-performance infrastructure enables us to provide non-discriminatory and cost-effective access to the three equal modes of transport rail, road and inland waterway.

Should you experience any disruption or impediments when using our infrastructure, we can be reached around the clock via our location-wide hotline.

Central Disruption Management Infrastructure:
Tel: 0800 / 7240 320 (24 hr)

Luftbild bayernhafen Passau-Schalding. Quelle: Herbert Stolz
Aerial photograph of bayernhafen Passau-Schalding. Source: Herbert Stolz

bayernhafen Passau has a water surface area of 1.3 hectares

Total length of Passau-Schalding quayside (including ro-ro facility): 450 metres

Ro-ro pier: approximately 80 metres in length

bayernhafen Passau-Schalding has excellent conditions for rail traffic at its disposal. A stone’s throw away is the main artery of the European rail network: Frankfurt – Nuremberg – Linz – Vienna. Due to the direct access to electrified track, the port in Schalding can directly accessed by long-distance freight trains.

The expansion of the rail infrastructure integrating logistics concepts for block train traffic is a key component of the development concept for bayernhafen Passau-Schalding.

Road-going units such as cars can be loaded directly on to rail wagons via a ramp. The ro-ro facilities complete the links between the three transport modes of road, rail and inland waterway.

Contact person

Stefan Ring
Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division


Zollamt Passau

Zollamt Passau

Industriestraße 14
94036 Passau

0851 9 89 92-11


  • Services
  • Others

Company profile


Donau Star BG EOOD

Logo Donau Star

Donau Star BG EOOD

Wiener Straße 23 a
93055 Regensburg

0941 60 36 220


  • Shipping
  • Forwarding

Company profile

Binnenschifffahrtsunternehmen mit Schwerpunkt auf Projekt-, Schwergut- und Übermaßlogistik. Haupteinsatzgebiet ist die Wasserstraße Donau mit allen angrenzenden Binnenflüssen und Schwarzmeer Region, inklusive Vor- und Nachläufen auf dem Festland, sowie Umschlägen in allen Binnen- und Seehäfen.

BOLK Transport GmbH Austria

Logo Bolk

BOLK Transport GmbH Austria

Industriestraße 12
94036 Passau

Contact person:
Gerhard Wagner


  • Trade
  • Forwarding

Company profile

BOLK Austria ist Experte für Sondertransporte nach Osteuropa und Vorderasien. Wir stehen für die zuverlässige Abwicklung von komplexer Project Cargo z.B. für den Infrastrukturausbau in diesen Regionen. BOLK Austria setzt auf das Binnenschiff als wirtschaftliche Alternative zu immer schwieriger werdenden LKW Sondertransporten. River Cargo ist einfacher, günstiger und umweltfreundlicher. Ideal für multimodale RoRo-Transporte, große Volumen und komplexe Übermaßprojekte über lange Distanzen. Wir bieten regelmäßige Verbindungen von den ARA Häfen ans Schwarze Meer. Mit Büros in Attnang-Puchheim (AT), Passau (DE), Russe (BG), Istanbul (TR) und Teheran (IR) sind unsere Mitarbeiter und Partner für Sie vor Ort im Einsatz. Eine Top-ausgestattete Flotte, firmeneigene Lager und Umschlagplätze sowie 80 Jahre Know-how und ein bewährtes Partnernetzwerk der BOLK Transporte NL. Dafür steht BOLK Austria.

Member of AUSTRIAN LOGISTICS and WWPC World Wide Project Consortium

Intermodal Passau

Springboard Roll-on-Roll-off

… from bayernhafen Passau to European and Asian Markets

bayernhafen Passau optimally links the three modes of transportation – ship, rail and road – through trimodal accessibility. By implementing intermodal transport supply chains, we can guarantee the best possible connections - particularly downriver on the Danube towards Hungary and Bulgaria, but also equally in the opposite direction. Efficient integration allows us to implement sustainable and environmentally friendly transport concepts. Modern, scheduled roll-on/roll-off traffic guarantee fast, seamless cargo transfer. Rolling goods such as box wagons, tractors or combine harvesters roll on to ro-ro ships at the port of departure and roll off again at the port of destination. Non-rolling goods such as transformers or wind turbines are loaded onto ro-ro ships by truck.

Contact person

Stefan Ring
Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division
RoRo-Anlage im bayernhafen Passau-Schalding
Ro-ro facilities in bayernhafen Passau-Schalding


Scheduled ro-ro service:

Donau Star BG EOOD has been operating the new scheduled ‘Star Lines’ ro-ro service on the Danube from bayernhafen Passau to Ruse in Bulgaria and other ro-ro-ready ports since July 2015. The two catamarans, “Jumbo II” and “Jumbo III”, are capable of transporting up to 1,500 t. They need around seven days to travel down the Danube to Ruse and nine days for the return trip to Passau.

More Information and contact:

Donau Star BG EOOD

Wiener Straße 23 a
93055 Regensburg

+49 (0)941 603 6211
+49 (0)941 603 6220