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 flight in a Zeppelin
  • Cycle through the blossoming fruit groves


The right place at any time of year:

  • Spring tip: 
    Enjoy a coffee on the lakeside promenade and then attend a concert at 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

Dornier Museum - Faszination Luft- und Raumfahrt im größten Technikmuseum am Bodensee

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

The dream of flight comes true! This is truly a journey through 100 years of aerospace history. Gigantic flying boats, passenger planes of bygone times and exciting exhibits related to space flight...

School Museum Friedrichshafen

The Schulmuseum (school museum) Friedrichshafen takes you back to school ... literally. During your visit, you will discover how schools developed and what classrooms looked like in the 1850s, 1900s...

Guided tour of the Zeppelin Town

Friedrichshafen stands for pioneering spirit and lively culture. Join us on a journey through its history. Our guides tell of times full of aspirational mindset and hidden secrets. Along the...

Events in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Bodensee-Weihnacht Friedrichshafen

29. November until 22. December

For 27 days, festive magic fills the cosy village of christmas market cabins in Friedrichshafen. With its life-size crib and panoramic view over the lake, it is the ideal place to stroll, enjoying...

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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...

Holiday offers including Friedrichshafen

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Contact address

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