Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
Seestraße 22, Friedrichshafen, Germany
www.zeppelin-museum.de - +4975413801-0
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen Reviews
Nice museum for aviation freaks Sep 06, 2009
Friedrichshafen is a nice town with about 60000 inhabitants on the banks of Lake Constance. Lake Constance is located in the southernmost part of Germany and also borders on Austria and Switzerland. The area is very nice down there. They have the most beautiful landscape and are famous for their high quality hops and fruit.
Friedrichshafen also used to be the Capitol of airship development and manufacturing about 100 years ago.
The famous LZ129 Hindenburg, which crashed on May 6th, 1937 on the airfield of Lakehurst, New Jersey was built here.
They have a nice Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen.
If you happen to be around there, and you're into aviation and technical stuff, you'd most definitely enjoy this museum!
The museum is conveniently located close to downtown on the banks of Lake Constance, opposite ferry pier and railway station. Just take a walk on the beautiful boardwalk to get there, you can't miss it! :-)
Well, the museum itself isn't that big, so don't expect too much.
But they have some very rare exhibits in there, like an old Maybach 16 cylinder engine or a genuine engine pod. You know, most of the original parts were destroyed decades ago in WW1 & WW2.
A replika of a part of a Zeppelin shows how life on board was back then: Dining room, the passenger cabins...very stylish with all that shiny aluminum!
You also see technical details like the outer shell with the hydrogen tanks.
It so interesting to see what sophisticated engineering people were able to perform over 100 years ago...
Bottom line: If you're in town and you like technical stuff, go visit Zeppelinmuseum!
They charge 7,50€ for adults, 6€ for senior citizens, and 3€ for students and kids.
Opening hours are 9am/10am to 5pm daily, depending on season.
Check the website to be sure
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