Twin City Liner takes you from Bratislava, Slovakia directly to Vienna, Austria. You’re swimming up-current so the trip takes about 2 hours (the other way is just over an hour, I heard). This is an absolutely awesome—and relatively inexpensive—way to travel here. Amazing time and I have pictures to prove it, too. I highly recommend this route; and, if you are visiting one of the two cities, you can even make a day trip out of it with morning-there-evening-back kind of a thing.
Traveling speed is about 50 km/h so on the water the breeze feels amazing and, without traffic lights, we’ll arrive at the destination quite speedily.
Chill and watch the river bends.
Or jump off the boat and practice your canoe skills.
Current is relatively high here (just watch what it does a bit up river).
Wait, what’s that up there?
It’s a dog, watching his master test the water.
Old mining structures are pretty abundant here.
As are the castles.
And the fields. Looks like a very fertile land here.
Boat is called “Bratislava” and features that in both nicely-done English lettering and stenciled-on Russian.
I’m not the only photographer on this ride, for sure.
See the remains of a watch tower? Nicely-hidden, too.
The cabin is hot (even with the AC on) so I go back outside for some breeze and more photos—I’m trigger-happy today, especially with everything I see outside.
See what I mean about the currents here?!
And this boat is nearly completely in the water.
Just noticed: this looks like a peace sign, doesn’t it?
Planes are flying right over our heads here.
That’s the tiniest fishing house on the whole river, I bet.
Finally they ask us inside as we enter the canal into Vienna. Boring to take photos here.
Guided by the birds, we enter into the city; on to more adventures. I haven’t been on a boat in a while and I very much enjoyed this trip. I highly recommend water travel, when available, for a relatively fast and very much enjoyable ride.