Cities & Culture
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
Boasting over 1,500 original exhibits and historical photographs, videos and audio recordings, the exhibition at the Zeppelin Museum brings the history of airship travel to life with the help of multimedia installations.
The Zeppelin Museum is located in the former harbour train station on the banks of Lake Constance. Many different aspects of airship travel are covered across the exhibition space of 4,000 square metres, which is home to no end of special displays. The permanent exhibition clearly demonstrates the process of flying in line with the "lighter than air" principle and gives visitors the chance to feel what it's like at experimentation stations. The successful past of the Zeppelin Group is touched upon too. For example, visitors are told how the technical innovations came about back in the day and how the Zeppelin gained a cult following.
The highlight of the museum has to be the partial reconstruction of the Hindenburg Zeppelin. Visitors can enter the recreated passenger areas of the LZ 129 and get a feel for what it would have been like to travel on board this luxury liner in the sky. Another special attraction at the Zeppelin Museum is the large art collection in the former harbour train station, which reflects the work of the major players from the south of Germany between the Middle Ages and modern times. Opening times: May to October: Every day 9 am–5 pm, November to April: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am–5 pm