May – October
daily 9:00 – 17:00

November till April
Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00


Bus parking at the city train station (in front of the Seehotel), Friedrichsstraße

Only about half an hour away from Lindau, the Zeppelin Museum invites you to visit. Directly on the shore of Lake Constance, in downtown Friedrichshafen, you can learn many exciting things about the history of German and international airship travel and the classic zeppelins. The visit is not only worthwhile for families or individual travelers, but also for groups or school classes.

Unique collection for zeppelin enthusiasts

The Zeppelin Museum is housed in a listed building in the style of Bauhaus architecture and houses around 1,500 historically significant exhibits on an area of over 4,000 square meters. This makes the exhibition the world’s most important and comprehensive collection on all aspects of airship travel from its beginnings to the present day. The highlights undoubtedly include the walk-through passenger compartments of the famous LZ 129 Hindenburg: the true-to-the-original replica is around 33 meters long and offers fascinating insights.

Object collection with international exhibits

In the object collection, the focus is naturally on Zeppelin airships. However, the development of other countries, such as Parseval and SchĂŒtte Lanz airships, are also on display. There are large technical objects such as skeletons, propellers, nacelles, high-altitude engines, gearboxes and the like on display. The historical exhibits are completed by technical drawings, construction documents, personal bequests, posters, postcards and newspapers. Informative film documentaries on the big screen provide insider information about the exhibits. You can learn even more interesting facts during one of the exciting and educational museum tours.

Technology and art from five centuries

The Zeppelin Museum’s main aim is to collect, preserve, research and communicate the technology and history of airship travel. In addition to the technical exhibits and research results in regularly changing exhibitions, however, art also plays a large and important role. Starting with works from the Middle Ages, through the Baroque period, to contemporary art, the Aviation Museum mainly features works by artists who had retreated to Lake Constance during the Third Reich. Among them are German painters such as Otto Dix, Max Ackermann and Willi Baumeister, as well as photographer Andreas Feininger. The works of art from five centuries are set in relation to Zeppelin history.

Technology and art at a glance

  • 10 – 20 persons per group
  • from 75 € per group plus entrance fee of 10 € per person
  • 1,5 hours
  • German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (foreign language at extra charge)
  • Overview tour through the areas of technology and art to the highlights of the two-section house with the world’s largest collection on airship travel and top-class art from the Lake Constance region

Zeppelin history

  • 10 – 20 persons per group
  • From 75 € per group plus entrance fee of 10 € per person
  • 1,5 hours
  • German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (foreign language at extra charge)
  • Guided tour focusing on the topic of airships in the context of technical and cultural history, tour of the museum,
  • Entry into the reconstructed passenger compartments of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, exploration of the Zeppelin

Art and architecture

  • 10 – 20 persons per group
  • from 75 € per group plus entrance fee of 10 € per person
  • 1,5 hours
  • German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (foreign language at extra charge)
  • Guided tour with focus on the special Bauhaus architecture of the Zeppelin Museum (former harbor station from the 1930s) as well as the modern design of the furniture and the wall paintings in the “Hindenburg”, viewing of selected works from the art collection of the Zeppelin Museum

Guided tour of the respective temporary exhibition

  • 10 – 20 persons per group
  • from 75 € per group plus entrance fee of 10 € per person
  • 1 hour
  • German, English, French, Italian, Spanish (foreign language at extra charge)
  • Guided tour through the current special exhibition on socially relevant issues, focusing on individual artists, technical developments or social issues

opening hours

May – October
daily 9:00 – 17:00

November till April
Tue – Sun 10:00 – 17:00


Parkmöglichkeit

Bus parking at the city train station (in front of the Seehotel), Friedrichsstraße