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Like a sparkling jewel, Friedrichshafen lies on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance surrounded by magnificent mountains. The untouched nature all around helps lean back and relax while explorers appreciate Friedrichshafen’s undisputed position as the birthplace of the Zeppelin. Come and discover a variety of leisure facilities, the wealth of cultural attractions and the exciting aviation history. Enjoy the Swabian cosiness associated with urban flair, plus the chance to hop over the border to Switzerland in less than an hour.

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The Zeppelin Museum
Seestraße 22, Friedrichshafen

The Zeppelin museum is a must-see for all aviation fans, as it boasts the world’s largest selection of airships, including full-scale reconstruction of parts of the famous Hindenburg Zeppelin.

Zeppelin Well
Friedrichsstraße, Friedrichshafen

Friedrichhafen’s Zeppelin Well was rebuilt in 2000, basing on the original model of 1909 that had been destroyed in the Second World War. Close by lies the Zeppelin Monument, which commemorates Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.

Restaurant Hotel Maier
Poststrasse 1-3, Friedrichshafen-Fischbach

This restaurant serves a variety of both international and local dishes, which are all prepared with attention to details. In addition to its high quality menu, this restaurant is only 100 metres away from Lake Constance, and sitting down on their lovely decorated summer terrace is highly recommended.

SEEhotel Restaurant
Bahnhofplatz 2, Friedrichshafen

In this restaurant, you can enjoy specialities from the regions around Lake Constance. The dishes are always well prepared, basing on regional and fresh ingredients, and influenced by a creative touch – also, treat yourself with a glass of Lake Constance wine, or a colourful cocktail at this hotel's own bar afterwards.

Fiederer Bookstore
Wilhelmstraße 19, Friedrichshafen

The nice little bookstore Fiederer is a veteran of the Häfler shopping world. On the corner of Eugen Bolz Road, it is easily accessible from your shopping route in Friedrichshafen, and bookworms from various literature directions will surely find something interesting.

Schanzstraße 4, Friedrichshafen

The Weltladen, which – so far – means "world store", is the contact point for all who have fair trade close to their heart. The goods offered here come from all over the world, like coffee, wine, tea, spices, chocolate, and fruit but also bags and clothes.

Bodensee Airport
Flughafen Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen

Bodensee Airport is located three kilometres north-east of the city. By far, the easiest way to travel to central Friedrichshafen is by train, and the journey takes approximately 5-10 minutes depending on your final stop. A taxi ride will take about 8 minutes, and there are also car rental companies and shuttles available at the airport.

Passport / Visa

Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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