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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 Lage & Anfahrt page.

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

For holiday exceptions to the hours above, and to check ticket prices, see the museum's Opening times and prices page (German only).

Audioguides: For a few euros, you can rent a telephone-style audioguide in English, German, or French.

Web links:

Zeppelin Museum
The museum's official Web site was in German only when we last checked, but it has plenty of information and photos that don't require translation.

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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In this article:
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen - Introduction
Visitor information, Web links
More photos

Also see:
Lake Constance Sightseeing Boats and Car Ferries
Mainau - The Flower Island