Berths enable vessels a stay outside the fairway and constitute, therefore, an important infrastructure element of a waterway.

There are berths that serve general purposes (e.g. rest times) as well as berths that may only be used in specific cases (e.g. in case of an average). In addition, there are berths that are only available for specific vessels, such as small craft or administrative vessels. Moreover, a distinction is made between private and public berths. The terms of use of a berth are signposted.

Atlas of Berth – an overview of the available berths along the Austrian Danube

The Liegestellenatlas/Atlas of Berth, listing:

  • public federal berths that are available for usual, operational purposes (e.g. rest times, staff change, shore leaves) of cargo and passenger vessels. This excludes berths for small craft (such as administrative vessels or recreational craft).
  • berths that were constructed for specific purposes, such as waiting berths, emergency berths, high water berths or border control berths

The atlas includes those berths that are contained in the electronic navigational charts (Inland ENCs) or the paper charts of the Austrian Danube.

It displays maps as well as further information such as the location (river-km and river bank), length, main sign, additional information, width of the berthing area on the water, maximum time allowed for berthing, as well as the river bank construction. This overview is structured by the nine locks on the Austrian Danube.

The List of public berths for cargo and passenger vessels along the Austrian Danube providing an overview table covering the aspects under point 1 above.

Further Danube countries provide their Atlas of Berth documents on the Danube FIS Portal.