Friedrichshafen is famous for zeppelins and aircraft building. Today it is a wealthy industrial city with more than 50,000 inhabitants, and the longest promenade on Lake Constance. Its two museums – Zeppelin and Dornier – are both well worth the detour.
This town is not just another tourist Mecca, it is famous as the city of zeppelins. Among its attractions are, for example, the zeppelin monument, the school museum and the palace church, as well as various other fascinating museums.
Take a stroll along the lakeside promenade past the Zeppelin museum, the harbour and the many hotels and shops. It’s a great walk with fabulous views out across the waters of the “Swabian Sea”. A car ferry links Friedrichshafen with Romanshorn on the Swiss side of the lake.
The Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen is the only one of its kind in the world. It houses the world’s largest collection of exhibits about the history of airships.
The Zeppelin collection tracecs the history and technology of airship travel. Experience and marvel at the sheer size and presence of these "titans of the air". The main attraction is the accessible reconstruction of a 33 metre long section of the LZ 129 Hindenburg. The collection would not be complete without a section dedicated to the life of Count Zeppelin himself. His airships were responsible for the subsequent launch of entire sections of industry.
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen GmbH
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This exhibition brings 100 years of the history of aviation and space travel excitingly to life. Visitors are fascinated by the radical architecture and unusual exhibits; gripped by the variety of organised events and special tours. It is also a place where futuristic vision and the creative pioneering spirit come alive. The Dornier museum not only unites the past and the future, it also connects experience to creativity, science to life.
Come and experience air travel and space exploration from your own personal perspective. Learn more about the political, economical and social interrelations in the context of contemporary history. Discover Dornier’s most ground-breaking innovations in the fields of environmental and defence technology and medicine.