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


Passenger ships

A short break on-board. 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...

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Dornier Museum, Friedrichshafen

The dream of flying comes true – on a journey through 100 years of aviation and space travel history! Huge flying boats, nostalgic passenger aircraft and exciting exhibits from the field of space...

Front of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Interested in how Count Zeppelin had his airship built? Curious to know about his greatest achievements – and how such terrible tragedies could have occurred? Discover the museum of technology...

Events in Friedrichshafen

Top event

Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

26. July until 04. 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...

Weihnachtsmarkt Friedrichshafen

Christmas Market in Friedrichshafen

30. November until 21. December

The cozy hut village of Friedrichshafen's Christmas market comes to life in a festive and seasonal atmosphere, located next to the Zeppelin Museum. Over 60 lovingly decorated stalls, a life-sized...

Tours including Friedrichshafen

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days

Holiday offers including Friedrichshafen

Tennis in the Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Tennis arrangement

2 nights from €196.00 per person

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from €186.00 per person

Winter-Special at Hotel Knoblauch

From 1 night from €84.00 per person
St. Gall close to Lake Constance
two days from €519.00 per person

Contact address

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