Straddling lovely Lake Constance, the southern German city of Friedrichshafen is a modern, picturesque town with a deep industrial history (think cars and car parts, aircraft, etc.) that had to reinvent itself after two-thirds of it was destroyed in World War II. Today, you’ll find a pleasant, relaxing European lakeside community that also has a modern feel to it. It’s also an awesome jumping off point from where you can explore attractions in the German, Swiss and Austrian places around the lake. Let Wizz Air take you there!
Start with some relaxation in town. Just take a stroll on the promenade (known as the Stadtgarten) of the crystal clear lake, known as the “Bodensee” in German, surrounded by Alps. It’s a great place to relax and poke into shops, have a coffee or view the numerous statues there.
Friedrichshafen is also an awesome destination if you’re into “flying machines”. You’ll love visits to the Zeppelin Museum and the Dornier Museum, both of which depict aviation history - the former focusing on development of the iconic Hindenburg airship. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to arrange a ride for yourself in a modern-day version - but seating is limited.
Like any great European city, Friedrichshafen has a couple of iconic temples of worship: the Baroque-style Palace Church (“Schlosskirche”) and Hofen Monastery, and the modern Church of St Nicholas, which sits on the townhall square, where you might take a selfie at the provocative Buchhorn Fountain.
If there are good temperatures, rent a canoe or go for a swim. Or, if you’re up for a small travel adventure, take 50-minute catamaran boat trip across the lake to Konstanz, a German city that sits on Swiss territory. Enjoy a stroll in the old town there and gawk at the 7th century cathedral.
Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH)
Friedrichshafen Airport, also known as Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen is an international airport 3 km north of Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the banks of Lake Constance (Bodensee).
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