The collection's highlight is an exact scale replica of the infamous Hindenburg's passenger and panoramic cabin that caught fire in Lakehurst, New Jersey in1937. Just like passengers of yesteryear, you too can cross the gangway and step aboard the airship exactly as you would have 81 years ago. Based on historic blueprints, you can see a section of LZ 129 including the dining salon, smoking lounge and passenger cabins, as well as the memorabilia associated with life on board this illfated luxury airliner. Every year, up to 250,000 international visitors come to learn and feel inspired by the visionary pioneers. Interactive stations clearly explain the physics of the “lighter than air” exhibit. The continued success of the Zeppelin Group clearly demonstrates how technical innovation has evolved and how people still honour the Zeppelin legacy a century later.
The Zeppelin Museum was built during the 1950s, in a Bauhaus inspired architectural style. Within this former harbourrailway station, you can explore a significant collection of artwork, ranging from southern German masters from the Middle Ages to internationally renowned contemporary artists. There is a focus on artists who retreated to Lake Constance during the 3rd Reich, in a movement known as “Inner Emigration” including Otto Dix, Max Ackermann and Willi Baumeister. The museum's collection hosts over 400 works by Dix and the most extensive collection of Ackermann works in public ownership.
daily, 9 am–5 pm
Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Experience the Zeppelin Friedrichshafen barrier-free
Visitors with reduced mobility can visit the museum without restriction.