Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

In the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen, impressive landscapes and a vibrant life blend seamlessly with Swabian homeliness. Enjoy the view from the attractive lake shore over the unique lake and Alpine panorama or float over towns and cultural landscapes alongside the Alps in a Zeppelin airship. In the Zeppelin Museum, you can discover the history of airship travel while the Dornier Museum brings 100 exciting years of air and space travel to life. Idyllically set against Lake Constance, the city's emblematic baroque Schlosskirche is well worth a visit.

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Friedrichshafen lakeside promenade

The Friedrichshafen lakeside promenade is one of the longest and most attractive on Lake Constance. The extensive harbour complex exudes a maritime holiday atmosphereandnumerous street cafés encourage visitors to linger. The view from the lakeside promenade or from the 22-metre-high observation tower on the pier over the city and the Schlosskirche, the orchards in the hinterland and the sweeping views over the lake and Alps is unique on Lake Constance.

Culture in Friedrichshafen

Standing idyllically on the shores of Lake Constance is the baroque emblem of the city, the Schlosskirche. In addition to the world's largest exhibition on the history of airship travel, the Zeppelin Museum also includes an impressive collection of are from south-west Germany. Recreated as an aircraft hangar, the Dornier Museum brings 100 exciting years of air and space travel to life. In the School Museum, you can learn how schools came into being and what classrooms looked like in 1850, 1900 and 1930.

High up with a Zeppelin

Or discover the Zeppelin city from an entirely different perspective:

gently float along the Alps, over towns and cultural landscape in the Zeppelin NT - a unique flying experience offering a birds-eye view. Huge panoramic windows offer an impressive view from every seat. Look forward to a very special flight!

Must-dos in Friedrichshafen

  • enjoy the view from the Haldenberg chapel and the pier tower
  • visit the Stärrschorsch (beer garden overlooking the lake) to enjoy a beer at the end of the day and the sunset
  • visit the Schlosskirche and stroll along the Königsweg
  • take a tour of the Zeppelin hangar
  • take a flight in a Zeppelin


The right place at any time of year:

  • Spring tip: 
    take in a concert during the International Lake Constance festival
  • Summer tip: 
    get away from the heat and take a dip in the Friedrichshafen lido, Fischbach or in the Ailingen indoor pool
  • Autumn tip: 
    Stroll along theAilingen panorama wayor discover the fascinating history of Friedrichshafen on thehistorical themed trails
  • Winter tip: 
    enjoy the peace and quiet of lake Constance with a view over the snow-covered Alps and visit the Zeppelin and Dornier museums in a relaxed atmosphere

Experiences in Friedrichshafen

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Lake Constance ferry Friedrichshafen—Romanshorn

The most beautiful connection between the German and the Swiss shore of Lake Constance is the ferry that runs between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn. The 41-minute crossing is always a special...

Friedrichshafen | © Stadtarchiv Friedrichshafen

Themed tour of Lake Constance shipping - then and now

Did you know that until 1976 railways were loaded onto ships? This so-called trajectory traffic existed between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn. Learn curious stories like these and interesting facts...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: A cruise with...

Events in Friedrichshafen

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

30. July until 08. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

++ cancelled ++ Holiday magic spreads throughout the cozy Christmas village next to the Zeppelin Museum, inviting you to stroll, enjoy and shop along the lakeside promenade with its spectacular...

Holiday offers including Friedrichshafen

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Contact address

Tourist-Information Friedrichshafen, Bahnhofplatz 2, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany