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Zeppelin nose photo

ABOVE: The nose section from a Zeppelin's frame, showing the anchoring device that fits into a receptacle on a mooring pylon.

Visitor information

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 Anreise page.

Hours: April-October:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. November-March: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Admission fees: Check the museum's German-language 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.

Web links:

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
The museum's official Web site has an English-language section to help you plan your visit.

Wikipedia: Zeppelin
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 airships.

Zeppelin NT
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 home base.

YouTube: Hindenburg (1937)
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 recent Zeppelin NT Landing.

More photos:

Continue to page 3 for more captioned pictures from the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen.

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