- Zeppelin Museum
- Dornier Museum
City Name: Friedrichshafen
Direction from City Center to Hotel: North East
Distance from Hotel: 1.24 MI/ 2 KM
Outdoor Tennis: 3.6 MI/ 5.8 KM South West
Check out the Dornier Museum, dedicated to aerospace and aviation. Next to the airport and just a seven-minute drive from the hotel, the museum showcases the groundbreaking 1920s-era aircraft designs of Claude Dornier. In the hangar, get up close to an original Do 31 plane and Fiat G 91 jet fighter. Various spacecraft models explore space travel, alongside an original piece of a Spacelab.
A short drive from the hotel, the vast Bodensee (Lake Constance) is an unmissable sight when visiting Friedrichshafen. A stroll along the café-dotted waterfront offers far-reaching views over the lake and its pebbled shores. Keen cyclists and hikers can explore the area's extensive network of trails. For a delightful, country-hopping excursion, take a ferry across to Romanshorn in Switzerland.
Don't Go Home Without
Friedrichshafen is known as the birthplace of the Zeppelin, the colossal blimp-like airships used in WWI bombing raids. Overlooking Lake Constance, the Zeppelin Museum features historical exhibits such as a recreated LZ 129 Hindenburg airship and displays about the infamous 1937 disaster. A gallery showcases south German art from the Middle Ages to the present, including an Otto Dix collection.
Locals know the best way to experience the beauty of Lake Constance: the Pfänderbahn. After a 35-minute drive to the Austrian town of Bregenz, you'll arrive at the base of Pfänder mountain to board its gondola. This glass-box cable car ride takes you high above surrounding towns for spectacular views of Lake Constance. Afterwards, visit ibexes, deer and wild boars in the Alpine Wildlife Park.