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"Hello, I am currently in Friedrichshafen - I would like to do a trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and then from there make my way to Munich. What is the best way to do this? I don't speak German by the way." (posted 09/05/2014)

... The best way to Neuschwanstein is the direction Sonthofen the rest is signposted tours are also available in English
Answer provided by Nikolaus Freericks on 09/06/2014
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There is a train from Friedrichshafen to Fuessen. From there the bus to Neuschwanstein. From Füssen then by train to Munich.
Answer provided by Joachim Bertsch on 09/06/2014
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Dear Mr Richard you reach the Neuschwanstein Castle on your way from Friedrichshafen to Munich. The two castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are close to the town of "feet", which you can access via the A7 / A8 from Friedrichshafen to Lindau and Munich. Then take either the A8 or A81 towards Munich. You can also visit the castles on your way back from Munich. The visit to Neuschwanstein takes my knowledge at least 1 hour. I hope to have helped with this. Maybe we can offer you a holiday tour guide on your next visit. Much love from Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance Martin Rauch Friedrichshafen www.rauch-ferienwohnungen.de
Answer provided by Martin Rauch on 09/07/2014
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"Its possible cross the lake in a ferry by car to Romanshorn? If so, please inform the price and if possible send a timetable. thanks in advance for the help" (posted 04/13/2015)

Yes, it is possible to Friedrichshafen to Romanshorn (and vice versa) by car ferry to cross the lake. The prices depend on the number of passengers and the length of the vehicle. A link - in which the schedule is also linked as a pdf file - I will send you: http://www.bsb.de/bodensee-faehre.html please just let me know If you have further questions. Regards Markus Hartmann
Answer provided by Petra Hartmann on 04/13/2015
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Yes, that is possible. The car ferry constantly oscillates between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn back and forth. This is the link for timetables and fares: http://www.bsb.de/bodensee-faehre.html This can also be downloaded as a PDF file.
Answer provided by Joachim Bertsch on 04/14/2015
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Hi yes it is possible from Friedrichshafen to come up with a car ferry to Romanshorn. Prices and schedule: I http://www.bsb.de/bodensee-faehre.html hope to have fully answered your question. Greetings from Germany Martin Rauch www.rauch-ferienwohnungen.de
Answer provided by Martin Rauch on 04/13/2015
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"I am planning to make a trip to Friedrichshafen at the beginning of November, for my birthday. Is it a good time for visiting your city? Or would it be too cold? Are the museums open?" (posted 09/11/2014)

In November typically it is already very foggy and often cold in Friedrichshafen. However, it can also be relatively warm autumn day. Most museums have to my knowledge still open. Please inquire for safety's sake again exactly at the tourist center in Friedrichshafen. Tel .: 0049 7541 3001 0 or info@ti.friedrichshafen.de. Sincerely, Dr. Joachim Bertsch Regenerstr. 8 D-88045 Friedrichshafen Tel: 0049 7541 28016 0049 172 8454927 Mobile .: eMail: info@bertsch-fn.de Internet: www.super-rentals-on-bodensee.de
Answer provided by Joachim Bertsch on 09/15/2014
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The weather is ok Everything is on
Answer provided by Nikolaus Freericks on 09/11/2014
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Dear Ms. Julia Ukraine is in November in our course a bit colder than in summer. We stayed there in Friedrichshafen autumn. The leaves of the trees are colored and I pers. Think it's a good time to come to Friedrichshafen. The summer rush is over and it is of course all a bit quieter than in the summer. The Ice will, however, have already closed. :-) Our Museums (Dornier Museum, Zeppelin Museum as well as the school museum are open year round, so no problem I hope you have hereby further help and would be glad if we can in November, if necessary, accommodation in our home in Friedrichshafen-Fischbach. could offer. Much love from Friedrichshafen-Fischbach on Lake Martin Rauch www.rauch-ferienwohnungen.de
Answer provided by Martin Rauch on 09/11/2014
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"I would like to know if you can book in F.hafen a cooking class, in which then jointly spend a cozy evening while eating the whole. We are 6 people and come in September 2017th" (posted 10/07/2016)

Unfortunately I do not know it. regards
Answer provided by Dietmar Manz on 10/08/2016
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Friedrichshafen

  • Zeppelin Museum

    The Zeppelin Museum chronicles the history of the Zeppelin airships in the city where they were born. The museum, housed inside the former Hafenbahnhof (Harbor Train Station), opened in 1996. The centerpiece of the museum is a reconstruction of a 33-m section of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, created by Zeppelin GmbH. The lower level (B-Deck) of the reconstruction includes restrooms and the smoking parlor (not accessible by visitors). The upper level (A-Deck) includes the lounge, writing room, promenade, and some passenger rooms. Airship artifacts on display include an engine gondola of the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin and the frontmost portion of the bow of the LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin. Items salvaged from the fire at Lakehurst are also on display. The top floor of the museum displays artwork not related to Zeppelin history, including paintings by Otto Dix.

    Hours: May - October: Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. November - April: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.

    Admission: Adults 7.50 €, Concessions 6.50 €, Children 6-17 years 3 €.

  • Dornier Museum
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    Dornier Museum

    Claude Dornier was a German airplane builder and founder of Dornier GmbH. His legacy remains in the few aircraft named after him, including the Dornier Do 18 and the 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat, for decades the world's largest and most powerful airplane. Friedrichshafen is where the Dornier company was born. The Museum’s physical proximity to the Friedrichshafen Airport brings home to every visitor the real-life connections between the launch of aviation and air traffic today.

    Experience the history of aviation and aeronautics from your own individual perspective. Find out more about the political, economic and social contexts. Discover Dornier’s major innovations in the fields of environmental, defence and medical engineering. Numerous historical aircraft can be viewed up close. Parts of an original space lab and a walk-through solar system enable visitors to nearly reach the stars.

    Hours: May - October: Daily from 9am - 5pm. November - April: 10.am - 5pm (closed Mondays).

    Admission: Adults 9 €, Concessions 7.50 €, Children up to 12 years 4.50 €. Combination tickets with the Xepplin Museum are available.



What is your insider travel tip for Friedrichshafen?

Travel Insider Tips for Friedrichshafen

Friedrichshafen is located on the north shore of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Stroll and eat along the lake, visit the famous Zeppelin Museum, or take a day trip to Neuschwanstein—the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella castle.

Friedrichshafen is located on the northern side of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in the South of Germanys state Baden-Württemberg. The city with its 58,000 people borders with Switzerland and Austria. Friedrichshafen is best know for being the home of the first zeppelin, and is still home of many aviation businesses.

There are numerous things you can do from Friedrichshafen. Enjoy its location near beautiful Lake Constance (Bodensee), go on a boat tour, stroll along the lake, have a good dinner with lake view, visit cultural attractions (e.g., the Zeppelin Museum.)

More about the History of Friedrichshafen

Town of the Zeppelin airship

Since it's maiden flight around Friedrichshafen in 1900, the name of the birthplace of this flying giant has been made known around the world and numerous people have become excited followers of this era which was revived almost 100 years later.

1997 was the year when Friedrichshafen started building the zeppelins again.The principle of a supporting interior structure which was designed by Graf Ferdinand vom Zeppelin was taken up by the state-of-the-art airships. Zeppelin NT (new technology has a length of 75 meters and is therefore the largest flying airship in the world. Since it's official authorization in 2001 round-trips are offered on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the third Zeppelin has already flown it's first few flights.

Thanks to Zeppelin Museum, the city has now created the most significant exhibit regarding the history of aviation. The exhibition area is over 4000 square meters and a reconstructed piece of exact size of the legendary airship LZ 129 „Hindenburg“ can be viewed. Today, Friedrichshafen and Zeppelin are unseparable names.

A good historic overview with lots of details can be found at the town of Friedrichshafen web site.

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Friedrichshafen is located on the north shore of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The city is best known for being the home of the first Zeppelin, and is still the home of many aviation businesses. Stroll and eat along the lake, visit the famous Zeppelin Museum, or take a day trip to Neuschwanstein—the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella castle. There are numerous things you can do from Friedrichshafen. Enjoy its location near beautiful Lake Constance, go on a boat tour, stroll along the lake, have a good dinner with lake view, or visit its numerous cultural attractions.

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