Welcome to Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance
There is something in the air on Lake Constance. This fresh breeze which allows you to breathe freely. Forget everyday life and enjoy yourself. Holidays on Lake Constance - that means adventure, open skies, fun in the water, cultural variety, culinary delights, an exciting flirt with the beauties of nature.
Lake Constance is famous for its charming contrasts: The bustle of life in vibrant towns and rural tranquility in enchanting villages.
Relaxation and nightlife. Hustle and bustle and seclusion. These are the many faces of the international Lake Constance region. One lake - 3 countries - 1,000 possibilities: In Friedrichshafen you are in the midst of it all!
Unlimited freedom on the säntis
Freedom on the Säntis is unlimited in two senses of the word
A breathtaking 360 degree view of the unique Alpine panorama and six countries: The Principality of Liechtenstein, the federal states of Vorarlberg, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, the surrounding Swiss cantons as far as the Bernese Alps or even to the Italian region of Piedmont. Every year, half a million visitors are captivated by this boundlessness.
Welcome to the past!
Unteruhldingen 3000 years ago – reconstructed down to the very last detail. The stone and bronze age pole dwelling settlements (4,000 - 850 BC) on Lake Constance are coming to life again in Unteruhldingen. Learn about the unique finds and life thousands of years ago close up in the open air museum. 20 pole dwellings with furnishings and equipment show you the past.
Explore the lake by bike and ship
The trade fair and Zeppelin town of Friedrichshafen with its central location of the lake offers...
With its central location on the lake, the trade fair and Zeppelin town of Friedrichshafen offers an ideal starting point for your cycling tours. Experience the unique landscape in the middle of the border triangle of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A comprehensive network of cycle paths and the possibility to transport bicycles on the ships of the "Weiße Flotte" ("White Fleet") open up opportunities for unique pleasurable excursions. The Bodensee-Radweg Service (Lake Constance Cycle Path Service) offers full information on Europe's most popular cycle path.
The birthplace of the Zeppelins
With the NT ("New Technology") airships, you can experience the fascination of a new form of travel and enjoy the bird's eye view from the largest airship in the world on a round trip over Lake Constance. Or visit the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. The Zeppelin section houses the world's largest collection on the history and technology of airship travel. With original exhibits, models and photos, you can obtain a wealth of information on aspects of this fascinating and once again topical subject. The high point of your journey of adventure through time is the reconstruction of part of the legendary LZ 129 "Hindenburg".
The aviation and aerospace museum on Lake Constance
Anyone can be a pioneer – this is the core message of the Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen. Located right next to Friedrichshafen, it brings 100 years of exciting aviation and aerospace history to life. The architecture, based on an aircraft hangar, houses around 400 exhibits over 5,000 m², including 12 original aircraft, seven 1:1 exhibits from aerospace and two full-scale replicas of the aircraft Dornier Merkur and Dornier Wal. Pioneering spirit you can touch: for engineering enthusiasts, history fans, families and friends of aviation.
Island of Mainau
The Flower Island in Lake Constance
The island of Mainau with its thousands of colours, shapes and scents is a unique experience for the senses. In spring, tulips, narcissi and orchids bloom, in May rhododendrons, in summer roses and in autumn dahlias, as far as the eye can see. Palm trees, citrus fruits and butterflies from all over the world exude a southern flair. Where else in these climes can you experience so much of the south?
Unique view of Lake Constance
The Pfänder (1064 m), with its unique view of Lake Constance, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, is the most famous vantage points of the region. Wether you hike, cycle, explore the alpine wildlife park, visit the birds of prey display or simply take in the view on the terrace of the restaurant - your day on the Pfänder will be an unforgettable experience for you.
A shrill bell rings to welcome the guests as they enter the house
A shrill bell rings to welcome the guests as they enter the house. An unmistakeable smell of old classrooms hangs in the air. The rooms of the school museum represent the different eras of school history. For today's youngsters it's a fun experience. But for the older ones it brings back less pleasant memories...
Apes, storks, game...
It really is unusual: You walk through a 2o hectare area of woodland and over 200 Barbary apes are romping about in it. No fences or ditches separating them from you - the visitor is a guest, as it were, in the home of these alert animals and can even feed them with specially prepared popcorn.