Friedrichshafen is a city that’s got it all. Culture, sightseeing, coast – and enough utterly unique experiences to make a holiday very special indeed. Whether you enjoy serene wanders and a laid-back approach, or would rather take a more active stance over your holiday, Friedrichshafen has a selection of exotic attractions that are bound to appeal.
Moreover, this unique German destination also looks absolutely stunning. Situated between the Alps and Lake Constance, its location means it gets its fair share of the Swiss and Austrian cultural influences. Dominated by its traditional German buildings, the streets are a wonder to walk and a joy to experience. Fly out to Friedrichshafen for your next city break and you’ll understand what we mean – there’s nothing like experiencing a metropolis for yourself.
Situated as it is against the moody backdrop of some of the most famous mountains in the world, it is impossible to ignore the natural beauty of Friedrichshafen. While holidaying here, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are a number of ways for you to take in this gorgeous landscape. Grab a unique view from above by Zeppelin and survey Lake Constance from a new perspective. There is the chance to get some fantastic photos aboard one of these rides, but even if you’d rather keep both feet on the ground, there is plenty to see. Shun the streets and head for the foothills, for example, and spend an afternoon exploring the rugged countryside that surrounds Friedrichshafen.
You’ve got a lot to choose from if you’re a culture vulture in Friedrichshafen. From museums and literature to traditional German theatre, ballet and operettas, visitors to the city are well catered-for with a strong arts scene. Concert lovers will also be satisfied with the number of styles on offer, from classical music in a traditional hall to underground jazz in an atmospheric club. For history, head to the Dornier museum, which houses artefacts covering 100 years of aerospace innovation. Friedrichshafen has a prominent connection to the industry, having constructed German fighter aircraft as well as long range missiles during the Second World War. Similarly, the Zeppelin museum offers a fascinating insight into how these tremendous vehicles came to our skylines.
The old buildings that dot the streets of Friedrichshafen are a wonder in themselves. Walking through the metropolis is a veritable treat, for all of the magnificent architecture on display, but tourists should particularly head for Schlosskirche and Haldenbergkapelle for the best examples. For the best way of exploring the city, rent a bike and skim through the streets, stopping every five minutes to take out your camera.
Finally, head to Friedrichshafen’s stunning coastline for a well-earned rest and a slap-up meal at one of the restaurants. Try the German specialty currywurst, an international export that has even become popular in Britain. There’s nothing like consuming some fine German cuisine while watching the sun descend over Lake Constance. Bliss.