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Friedrichshafen Travel Guide, Germany

Friedrichshafen Travel Guide – Geography and Transportation

This Friedrichshafen travel guide will tell you all you need to know when you plan your visit to the legendary city. Friedrichshafen is a small city located in the extreme south of Germany, near the borders with Austria and Switzerland. It was raised on the northern banks of Lake Constance and this gives it a lovely natural surrounding and atmosphere. It has a population of 58.000 and good transportation and connectivity to the rest of Germany. There are regular trains to Lindau and Ulm and most of the cities on the lake can be reached by ferry. Surprisingly Friedrichshafen also has its own airport that provides regular flights to London and Dublin and significantly contributes to the growth of the city.

Friedrichshafen Travel Guide – The Zeppelin City

If you were to define this city by one word in any Friedrichshafen travel guide, that word would definitely be Zeppelin. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was born in Constance and founded the Zeppelin Corporation which was one of the first considerable boosts in southern German economy. Friedrichshafen itself was home to the Zeppelin Airship Company and the whole story of the flying machines and their inventor can be learned by visiting the popular Zeppelin Museum. Modern technology helped improve the construction of Zeppelins and today there are several small airships available for rental and sightseeing tours in and around Friedrichshafen. The aviation industry is what made this town prosper and brought in many investors from similar fields, but this also made Friedrichshafen one of the main targets of the Allied Forces during WWII, when the city was bombed and most of its historical centre was destroyed.

Friedrichshafen Travel Guide – The Cultural City

Its immediate proximity to Lake Constance makes Friedrichshafen a very popular tourist destination, with over 500.000 stays per year. The lake offers various activities from a walk on the largest boardwalk Lake Constance has to offer, to boat rentals and various water sports, or just a chilly swim – you can do it all on Lake Constance. And the view there is amazing, the lake overlooks the Swiss and Austrian Alps and offers you the atmosphere of a lifetime. Friedrichshafen also thrives culturally and it becomes a more and more important spot on the conference map of the region. The Graf-Zeppelin House, a mahor culture and convention centre, attracts over 210.000 visitors a year at 1.200 events, and it is all located on the lakeshore. Friedrichshafen also has an International Exhibition Centre with over 70.000 sq meters of exhibition area, everything done with the latest technological and functional standards.

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  • WazlingCheck the Zeppelin museum in Friedrichschafen
    review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Friedrichshafen is a nice city, that lies at a great view over the lake of constance. At the beach promenade you can find a lot of bars and restaurants nearby. Also a lot of ice bars can be found there during the summer time. Close to that is the beach, where you can enjoy the weather or just...
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Read our members' travel tips about Friedrichshafen

  • MadSuhFriedrichshafen Promenade
    travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    While in Friedrichshafen, don't miss out on visiting the Promenade. It's basically the street that's right by the Lake Constance. There are a ton of shops, coffee shops, restaurants etc. This is really nice during the day and always good...
  • WazlingTake a look what the city has got to offer
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Take a look at the 'Zeppelin museum' in the city center, at the lake of constance. Afterwards you can enjoy the promenade at the lake.
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Friedrichshafen City Ratings

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  • History & Culture: rated for 37%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 33%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 50%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 43%
  • Food: rated for 53%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 43%
  • Shopping: rated for 45%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 57%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 28%
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