Friedrichshafen – Port City famous for the Zeppelin Factory
Location: Easy to Access City on Lake Constance
Located on the northern shore of the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany near the borders of Austria and Switzerland, this city is easy to get to with its own airport offering daily international connections. There is also car ferry service to Romanshorn in Switzerland and other cities along the lake, as well as a regular train service from the city's station.
Business: Hold a Conference in a city rich in Aviation History
Although the aeronautics industry was banned after both world wars, aviation remains a strong industry in Friedrichshafen. Every year, there is an annual aviation conference, AERO Friedrichshafen, where the latest European aircraft designs are revealed. One of the other major industries is tourism, including periodic commercial exhibitions. The Graf-Zeppelin-Haus cultural center holds many events, conferences, and congresses.
Culture: Take Flight in a Historical Zeppelin
One of the major sites drawing tourists to the city is the Zeppelin Museum. This institution displays the largest collection focused on airship aviation history, as well as German art from the late medieval period to modern day. Visitors can do more than just visit the museum, they can also take flight in a Zeppelin. The Graf Zeppelin Haus provides an important cultural center in the area, featuring performances of theatre, concerts, and ballet.
Activities: Bike or Hike around the Lake
Cyclists can enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the lake on a network of connected paths, and the Weiße Flotte shipping line takes one safely across the waters. There are also beautiful hiking trails that provide the opportunity for visitors to take in the unique sights along the beautiful lake. Visitors can also enjoy canoeing in the river Schussen.