Friedrichshafen is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities on Lake Constance and is known worldwide, thanks to the achievements of its most important son: Graf Zeppelin. He was an aviation pioneer who designed the futuristic Zeppelin airship, which had a decisive influence on the city’s fortunes. His work can be seen in his own Zeppelin museum, which houses all kinds of wonderful exhibitions of art and technology. Beyond this, a beautiful lakeside promenade, a modern city centre and a newly built exhibition hall not far from the airport offer many more reasons for taking a flight to Friedrichshafen. The Lake Constance region has a warm, temperate climate and visitors will find the lake’s waters very pleasant for bathing in the summer months. There are several recommended bathing places, including the Friedrichshafen outdoor swimming pool. When temperatures are cooler, visitors can explore Lake Constance aboard one of the excursion boats offering tours all over the lake. Generally speaking, the climate around Lake Constance is always mild and very low temperatures are rare, even in the winter months.
Furthermore, overnight stays in the Lake Constance region’s business hotels can be arranged at the exhibition hall. Book a cheap flight to Friedrichshafen with SunExpress now, and come and discover the city where the Zeppelin was built, or visit one of the many trade fairs!
Friedrichshafen airport (FDH), which was opened in 1913, is also known as the Bodensee Airport and lies to the north of the city, just 3 kilometres from the centre. Its proximity to Friedrichshafen and other towns in the Bodensee region makes it a popular destination airport for Lake Constance holidaymakers. SunExpress also offers flights to Turkish destinations from here, and with other airline traffic included, the airport accommodates around 600,000 passengers per annum. In addition to passenger flights, the airport also serves the needs of the business sector, carrying around 7 tonnes of freight each year. Cities such as Lindau, Ravensburg, Meersburg and Konstanz are all close by and are popular with tourists and business travellers alike.
On a visit to Friedrichshafen, tourists will notice a distinctive city-centre landmark – the Palace Church (Schlosskirche). It was heavily damaged during the Second World War, and having since undergone extensive reconstruction, now serves both as a memorial and as one of Friedrichshafen’s most iconic emblems. On the city waterfront, a 22-metre-high observation tower on the harbour pier offers visitors excellent panoramic views across the city. Elsewhere, Friedrichshafen’s museums feature some interesting and unusual exhibitions. Alongside the famous Zeppelin Museum, the School Museum (tracing the history of school education) and the Dornier Museum of aviation are also well worth seeing. A stroll along the lakeside promenade, beginning at the Graf-Zeppelin-Haus and then following the shoreline, is the perfect way to unwind. There are small shops and restaurants all along the promenade, and a cup of coffee in the sun while enjoying the view across the lake is the ideal way to relax after a business meeting or a busy day of sightseeing. The waterside park, which lies directly behind the promenade, is another quiet area. Several mammoth trees were planted here more than 100 years ago and have now become one of the highlights of an extensive park.
After flying into Friedrichshafen, travellers can reach the city centre by various means. One possibility is to journey via the Southern Railway (Sudbahn) or the Lake Constance/ Upper Swabia line (Bodensee-Oberschwabenbahn). Each have stations at the airport, and there are buses taking travellers to the centre and other Friedrichshafen destinations. Of course, visitors can also hire a taxi, or if you prefer to use a rental car, you can travel via federal highways B30 and B31.
Friedrichshafen airport travellers often use waiting times to conduct business via their mobile devices, and to facilitate this, the airport offers free Wi-Fi across the whole site. Those who wish to meet with their business partners can do so without leaving the airport, since various on-site meeting rooms have been specially equipped to accommodate business consultations, presentations and conferences. Anyone planning to attend a trade fair, which is often the reason for a business trip to Friedrichshafen, will find their business destination is not far from the airport.