Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
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ABOVE: The nose section from a Zeppelin's frame,
showing the anchoring device that fits into a receptacle on a mooring pylon..
Location: The Zeppelin Museum is a large white
1930s-style building (see photo on page 1) at
Seestrasse 22, close to the car-ferry piers, bus
depot, and Hafenbahnhof railroad station in downtown Friedrichshafen. For a map
and directions in German, see the museum's
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. November-March: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission fees: Check the
Entrance Fees page for current ticket prices. (The first five price
categories on the page are for adults, pensioners, children, handicapped
visitors, and family tickets. Children under 6 are admitted free of charge.) If
you're pressed for time and money, you buy an inexpensive "taster's ticket"
after 4 p.m.
Audioguides: For a few
euros, you can rent a telephone-style audioguide in English, German, or French.
The museum's official Web site has an
to help you plan your visit.
The online encyclopedia offers a history of the Zeppelin's development, demise,
and rebirth, with sections on military and civilian uses of Count Zeppelin's
In recent years, a new generation of semi-rigid Zeppelins has been developed
in Friedrichshafen. You can book an air tour at several locations around the
world (including Friedrichshafen) or take a guided hangar tour at the company's
This color-enhanced footage shows the airship's departure from Germany, a
voyage, and the disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Also see a YouTube video of a
Zeppelin NT Landing.
Continue to page 3 for more
captioned pictures from the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen.
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