This diploma thesis deals with the liability of Austrian freight forwarders and its limitations. The rapid development of the transportation business does also affect the freight forwarders. For decades, the liability of Austrian freight forwarders was characterized practically exclusively by the “General Austrian Freight Forwarders Terms and Conditions” (AOESp). Because of the common practice of signing fixed costs forwarding agreements and the simultaneously appearance of international conventions dealing with all means of transport, the liability of Austrian freight forwarders has changed considerably. With this diploma thesis, the liability in these often unclear cases should be properly presented. In particular, the large numbers of possibly applicable legal regulations have to be considered. First of all, the liability of freight forwarders based on current Austrian law is discussed, followed by a chapter which deals with the liability in cases the AOESp are applicable. Especially the often unclear interaction between AOESp and the freight forwarders insurance established by the system of the AOESp will be discussed there. Afterwards, the already mentioned fixed costs agreements are dealt with. The changes in applicable law by these agreements make it necessary to describe the international conventions in these cases as well as Austrian special law. In order to provide a proper overview, the applicable law and its corresponding liability for every mean of transport is described individually. Those kinds of damages, which occur frequently during transport, so as damages and loss of goods and delayed deliveries, are discussed step by step and individually. As part of this discussion, the single limitations of liability will be handled there. Finally, a conclusion will help to examine the results and put them together in an understandable context.