Holidaymakers who fancy a tranquil promenade along the shores of a quiet lake while surrounded by magnificent views of the Alps should put Friedrichshafen at the top of their list of potential destinations. This modern city that sits on the lip of Lake Constance towards the south of Germany was heavily bombed during the 2nd World War but has resurrected over time to become an industrial and touristic powerhouse. There is plenty to satisfy the curiosity of history buffs as well as those who love outdoor activities. And while they are sampling the touristic riches of this locale, they can find a place to put up in the form of beautifully furnished farmhouses as well as apartments in quiet surroundings.
Thanks to its ideal location next to a lake and the wonderful climate of the area, Friedrichshafen plays host to a great number of outdoor activities. Cycling around the beautiful landscape ranks highly among these activities and at hand are a number of shops willing to rent out bikes to visitors. Those wanting to challenge themselves can take a tour of the entire lake. With a water body nearby, it?s not surprising that plenty of water sports happen here. These include canoeing both on the lake and on its tributaries.
Eating out is a must for visitors here given the quality of eateries available. For a reasonably-priced meal served in an ambient location, holidaymakers are advised to pass by the Lukullum. For unparalleled lakefront views and excellent cappuccino, the EisCafe Italia café is the way to go.
The Zeppelin Museum, a collection of memorabilia from the age of blimps, is a must-visit for anyone travelling to this part of Germany. It is a modern, well laid-out facility that visitors will find highly engrossing and educative. Climbing aboard a replica of the Hindenburg is probably the highlight of a visit here. While still here history buffs will want to make a detour into the Dornier Museum for a peak into the history of aviation. Here they will get to feast their eyes on some unique aircrafts as well as other interesting exhibits.
Friedrichshafen has some of Germany?s fairest weather and it is easy to see why many visitors love spending time there. Winters are never too chilly and temperatures hover around freezing without falling further than -2°C. In summer it gets warm but not uncomfortably hot with temperatures peaking at 25°C. There is hardly any precipitation worth mentioning in this locale throughout the year.
There are two ways to fly into this lakeside resort. Those who reside in Dublin, London, Prague, Berlin and other selected cities will find direct flights to the Friedrichshafen Airport on reputable airlines such as Lufthansa. Others are pretty much forced to take a flight to Zurich and connect to Friedrichshafen by train or by air. Visitors can take a ?10-15 taxi ride from the airport or hire a vehicle from Hertz, Avis or other car rental firms.