On the shores of Lake Constance in southern Germany, lays the beautiful city of Friedrichshafen. The Zeppelin Museum there represents the rich and famed aviation history in this city. There is a steel tower at the harbor dam offering wonderful views of the landscape. There is a great lake promenade, which is lined with many cafés for your enjoyment. You will find the vaulted baroque towers of the castle church dominating the cityscape. Therefore, you can see that Friedrichshafen offers many prospects for a brilliant vacation. Friedrichshafen is considered a major commercial hub for business thanks to the busy international fair grounds there.
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Kindly find below our Top 10 recommendations to enjoy Friedrichshafen:
1. Zeppelin Museum
The Zeppelin Museum describes the past of flight, and attracts over 250,000 guests of all ages per year. Featuring over 1,500 original displays, historical songs, picture and photos, interactive family experiences, and a walk-in partial replica of Hindenburg. The Friedrichshafen Museum has a wide assortment of artworks from the Middle Ages to the present day and is not just a source of expertise on the artifacts of Zeppelin’s history.
The highlight of the town is the church of the castle with its two high unique dome pillars. It is one of the most famous Upper Swabian architecture in the Baroque period designed between 1695 and 1701. After 1812, the Schlosskirche became Lutheran. After being destroyed partly in the Second World War, the church was repaired during the years 1947 to 195 then returned to congregation.
One of the most beautiful and longest walks on the Bodensee Lake is the Friedrichshafen Waterfront sidewalk. There is a spectacular viewpoint of the lake and the Alps in the background from the mouth of the Rotach to the castle. A place of comfort is the square on the lakeside with its relaxed street cafes and the glittering lake water. From the port, vessels from the "Gray Force", catamarans and lake ferries can carry you on a calm cruise ride. You can have unrestricted views from the 22 m high view tower on the harbor pier and casual sea voyages are provided by gondola pedal vessels, motorboats, and sail boats.
4. Hafenmole Observation Tower
Once you visit the shoreline of Friedrichshafen, you ought to climb the Hafenmole Observation Tower. You can enjoy the view of the city and the cathedral, the hinterland orchards and stupendous Alps cityscape from the 22-meter-high tower on the quayside Pier.
5. Dornier Museum
You can schedule a visit to the Friedrichshafen Dornier Museum to explore the aviation heritage. You can feel the vision of aeronautical travel over the last 100 years. There are Giant flight planes, vintage commercial aircrafts, and visual perspectives, which are a rare opportunity. The museum presents a variety of discoveries and inventions spread over 6,000 square meters in the immediate proximity of the Bondensee airport.
The Friedrichshafen School Museum is located on the banks of Lake Constance and provides a fascinating journey through school history in Germany. The eclectic tour continues in the middle ages and provides antiquated school tables, pencil sets, slates and much more. At the heart of the exhibition are three originally furnished classrooms which return visitors to school days in 1850, 1900 and 1930s.
Located in Lake Constance, Mainau
Island spreads over with parks and attractions, which makes it the ideal setting for a day trip. It's a half hour drive from Friedrichshafen to Meersburg on your Coach Charter Germany Tour Bus. You will take the ferry to Mainau from there. You will travel to the Teutonic Baroque Castle, built in 1739; it belongs to the gracious family that manages the upkeep of the island. There is a butterfly house and a large arboretum, including over 500 plants of their own, in several parks and gardens. The park is granted its tropical look by a wide array of uncommon and exotic plants such as orchids and tulips.
8. Haldenberg Kapelle
In 1892 carpenter Johann Heinzelmann built and installed the Haldenberg chapel in Ailingen. This was conveniently dismantled and restored on the Haldenberg in 1921 in the Reinachmühle. The chapel was refurbished in 1996. There is an evening oration each Thursday at 8 pm from June to August in summer. The Haldenberg is a popular place for day trips. Most walks allow you to explore this special landscape. The walker can enjoy a beautiful view on a clear day: Lake Constance lies at the feet of the Haldenberg visitors. The Alps majestically climb to establish a breathtaking vision.
Originally founded in the 14th century as a church and became the Church of Nikolaus. The parish rebuilt the church from 1946 to 1949, which was burnt down in 1944 during WWII. Throughout the 1980s and 2011, the interior architecture was revamped.
Since 2001, the Adenauerplatz is illuminated directly in front of the city hall by Buchhornbrunnen, which was designed by the artists the Rumpfs. In 1811, Friedrichshafen was founded from the former imperial town of Buchhorn, combined with the surrounding village and the Hofen monastery. The stylized forest, the beech, and the kidney shape sitting diagonally on a fountain pool, are the term "buchhorn".
The beautiful city of Friedrichshafen is a great destination to devote few days’ vacation. The city provides many sites to explore, as well as the surrounding area is amazing. Our tour bus company Coach Charter Germany is ready to assist with your transport plans. You can hire an airport shuttle, or a private charter bus for sightseeing Friedrichshafen, or a comfy tour bus for discovering the Lake Constance surroundings. You can depend on our professional and friendly chartered bus drivers and obliging bus rental operations team to realize a great journey to Friedrichshafen.