The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen

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Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

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On 44,000 square feet of space awaits you the worlds largest collection of the history of aviation.

The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen (Friedrichshafen vacation rentals | Friedrichshafen travel guide) at the Lake Constance (Bodensee) 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 museum contains an archive and a research library. The top floor of the museum displays artwork not related to Zeppelin history, including paintings by Otto Dix.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Seestraße 22, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany

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Additional travel info

The Zeppelin Museum is located in Friedrichshafen near Lake Constance. If you go by car there are signs posted, and plenty of parking available in the adjacent public parking garages. It can also conveniently reached using public transportation.


  • Adults: 7.50 Euros
  • Seniors: 6.50 Euros
  • Kids 6-16 and students: 3 Euros

Opening Hours

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

Contact Information

Phone: +49 (0) 7541-38010

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