MR elastography can provide high-resolution stiffness maps of abdominal organs. However, MRE – in particular when applied with multiple drive frequencies – requires measure times which significantly exceed single breath holds. Therefore, reduction strategies for motion artifacts are required including breath-holds, navigators and image registration, which all were consistently applied and analyzed in this in-vivo study. Our results show that displacement of organs is smallest during breath-hold MRE while, remarkably, mean stiffness values are not significantly affected by breathing. Overall image quality is comparable between breath-hold and free-breathing MRE when the latter is corrected by 2D-image registration during post processing.