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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.

viadonau offers an overview of available berths with the List of public berths for cargo and passenger vessels along the Austrian Danube. It displays, in the form of a spreadsheet, the most important 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.

This list includes those public federal berths that are available for usual, operational purposes (e.g. rest times, staff change, shore leaves) of cargo and passenger vessels.

Berths that were constructed for specific purposes, such as waiting berths, emergency berths, high water berths or border control berths were not included. More information on those berths can be found in the electronic navigational chart (Inland ENC).

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