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Weekend Breaks to Friedrichshafen

Planning a short break to Friedrichshafen? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Friedrichshafen. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Friedrichshafen. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.


Seestrasse 22, in the Hafenbahnhof. This museum is a tribute to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who in around 1900 invented and tested the aircraft with the same name.

One of the highlights of the museum is the re-creation of the giant and historic Hindenburg, which includes a full-scale replica of its passenger cabins. It also features memorabilia associated with zeppelins and their inventor.

The museum is open May to October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 - 18h00 and November to April, Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 - 17h00. Admission is $7.80 for adults and $3.60 for children 16 and under.

Seehotel Friedrichshafen

Bahnhofplatz 2, near the railway station. This is one of the most popular and appealing hotels in Friedrichshafen, located next to the Seepromenade. The hotel has a wide range of facilities including a restaurant; bar; health spa; sauna; steam room; and room service. The smallish rooms are stylishly decorated and have a TV; mini bar; safe; hairdryer; telephone; air conditioning; and midsize bathrooms.

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Schlossstrasse 33. This 17th century church is Friedrichshafen's architectural highlight, and were part of the church's monastery, which were converted in the 1800s into a palace for the kings of Wurttemberg. The palace is privately owned and is not open to the public. The church is open to the public and is well worth a visit. The church is open from Easter to October, everyday from 08h00 - 18h00.

Hotel-Restaurant Maier

Poststrasse 1-3, in Fischbach. This is one of the best restaurants in Friedrichshafen, and is located in Fischbach just out of town at the edge of the lake. The restaurant has two dining rooms, one is modern and contemporary and the other is a more traditional mountain stube; both have amazing views of the lake. They serve a wide variety of internationa nd German cuisine, including marinated herring; venison in red-wine sauce with mushrooms; salmon-trout or pike-perch from the nearby Bodensee; and schnitzels. The restaurant is open everyday from 11h00 - 14h00 and 17h30 - 23h00.

Zeppelin Flights

Lake Constance. Taking a sightseeing trip around Lake Constance in one of the Zeppelin Airships is one of the most popular activities in Friedrichshafen. The airship, Bodensee, can climb to a height of 2,363m and can reach a speed of 54 kmph. The airship takes passengers on an hour long sightseeing trip around the lake, and is an activity not to be missed. Tours are operated daily and cost $404.

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Friedrichstrasse 14, in the historical centre of town. This is one of the most interesting museums, and traces the history of the development of education between 1850 and 1930. The museum has of schoolrooms from periods in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are many other interesting exhibits on display here, and the museum should be visited by students of educational techniques. The museum is open April to October, daily from 10h00 - 17h00; and November to March, Tuesday to Sunday from 14h00 -17h00. Admission is $2.40 for adults and $1.20 for children.

Ringhotel Buchhorner Hof

Friedrichstrasse 33. This beautiful lakeside hotel offers a good mix between modern comfort of large hotels and the traditional hospitality of small inns. The hotel is housed in the oldest building in Friedrichshafen. It offers a wide range of facilities, including restaurant; bar; health spa; whirlpool; sauna; solarium; steam room; bike rental; and 24-hr. room service. The rooms are well furnished and offer TV; minibar; hair dryer; telephone; and full bathroom.

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Christmas Market

Adenauerplatz. Like most German cities and towns, the Christmas Market is the highlight on the Friedrichshafen events calendar and attracts many visitors from all of the world. There are a number of stalls selling a wide variety of goods, including gifts; arts and crafts; jewellery; snacks; and local food and drink. Christmas carols are also sung every night, which creates a lovely festive atmosphere. The market runs from 3 December to 12 December, and is open Monday to Friday from 14h00 - 20h00; and weekends from 11h00 - 20h00.

The Lake Constance Trail

Eriskircher Ried nature reserve area. Taking a walk along the lakeside promonade is one of the best activities to do in Friedrichshafen. Walking along the Lake Constance trail visitors can learn about animals; plants; and nature sights in Lake Constance, all the information is posted in boards along the trail. Free guided tours are offered by the Nature Conservation centre. The tours are open April to Semptember from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday 14h00 - 17h00; and October to March from Tuesday to Thursday 14h00 - 16h00, Friday 09h00 - 12h00 and Sunday 14h00 - 17h00.

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Located at the boat harbour. This view point tower at the entrance to the boat harbour is one of the new landmarks of Friedrichshafen.

Visitors can climb six levels up the half-spiral staircase made of steel, which leads up to a viewing platform 22m high.v From there you can take in the amazing panoramic view of Lake Constance; the harbour; the Swiss and Austrian Alps; as well as Friedrichshafen.

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