Sightseeing

Friedrichshafen

7c8689e504 Friedrichshafen, with a population of around 59,000, is situated in the middle of the border triangle between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a job-market of 28,000 and numerous students, it's one of the most important economical centres on lake Constance. Due to the presence of concerns operating on an international level, the town orientates itself in the direction of innovative techniques and foreward-looking technologies. The emphasis lies on the aviation industry, the motor industry and the software industry. Visit the website.

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For five decades the site of Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance has been the lynchpin for the development and construction of satellites, probes and instruments for scientific research in space, Earth observation and meteorology. Friedrichshafen is also a centre of competence for the development and manufacture of experiment facilities for research under microgravity conditions. Visit the website.

 

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Dornier Museum

The museum exhibits the aircraft designs of Claude Dornier, the Dornier company and aerospace products of EADS. Displayed at the museum are Dornier aircraft types (including licensed-production), unmanned aerial vehicles, models and historical photographs, plusa erospace equipment including satellites. Visit the website.

 

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It chronicles the history of the Zeppelin airships in the city where they were born. The museum, housed inside the former Hafenbahnhof (Harbor Train Station), opened in 1996. The centerpiece of the museum is a reconstruction of a 33-m section of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, created by Zeppelin GmbH. The lower level (B-Deck) of the reconstruction includes restrooms and the smoking parlor (not accessible by visitors). The upper level (A-Deck) includes the lounge, writing room, promenade, and some passenger rooms.