Friedrichshafen

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This card came from my dearest pen pal Katharina. 🙂

Friedrichshafen is located at the northeastern corner of Lake Constance (Bodensee), near the lake’s widest point in the German federal-state of Baden-Württemberg. This mostly modern city was almost completely rebuilt after bombing in World War II. It has one of the longest waterfront promenades of any town along the lake. It also has a nice view of Austria and Switzerland and the alps across the lake on a clear day. In addition, the town’s other highlights are three interesting museums and the dome-capped Schlosskirche, the premier remaining reminder of Friedrichshafen’s baroque past.

The most important of the three museums is The Zeppelin Museum. Situated in the historic harbour station building this museum presents the world‘s largest collection on the subject of airship history, construction and travel. Under the same roof you can visit an important collection of art dating from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The main attraction is the 33m long reconstruction of part of LZ 129 Hindenburg in its original size, which visitors can board just as the original passengers did in the 30‘s. The authentically fitted passenger rooms give an impression of how people travelled during the period of the “silver giants”. Two entire storeys of the Zeppelin Museum are dedicated to different aspects of Zeppelin history and technology. In addition to the permanent exhibition the museum organizes special events and temporary exhibitions.

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