I hope everyone of you could enjoy the extended weekend we had here in Germany. During these days a good friend visited me and we decided to do some trips in “the neighbourhood” 😉 The only problem was the weather – the countryside near Lake Constance is really beautiful – but not when it is raining cats and dogs all the time.
We started at the Dorniermuseum and had a look at various documents and models built by Dornier, a great engineer from Friedrichshafen and founder of the same named company, which was overtaken by Daimler-Benz first and finally became part of EADS.
After several rooms showing models of early aircrafts (e.g. the famous Do-X) and spacecrafts, we had a look at several planes and helicopters inside …
After leaving the Dornier-Museum we drove to Friedrichshafen to visit the Zeppelin-Museum, which is located in the old station building. I a small room there is is collection of “curiosities”, e.g. this small toy This comparison is quite interesting because it shows the biggest airship together with the biggest airplane, an Airbus A380. Aside from the technology of the airships there is a Maybach Zeppelin DS 7 standing. As you can see, there is a valid license plate so the car is ready to drive on the street.I must confess that we did not visit the “main attraction” of the Zeppelin-Museum” – the partly reconstruction of the cabin interior – because the queue was extremely long. Nonetheless both places are really worth to be visited – not only on bad-weather days.
Have a wonderful time!