Zeppelin Museum

The Zeppelin Museum opened in 1996 and is located in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg. It is housed in the former harbor station directly on Lake Constance. There are 1500 original exhibits on display.
The first large exhibition hall is dedicated to the history of the LZ 129 "Hindenburg", which caught fire and crashed during landing maneuvers at Lakehurst on May 6, 1937. Rudder bearing arm of LZ 129 "Hindenburg" This exhibition hall shows how passengers experienced airship travel to North and South America in the 1930s - the travel preparations that had to be made, the formalities and safety regulations, but also the luxury on board. An important part of the exhibition is the critical examination of the role of zeppelins in National Socialism. Forced laborers were used at times during construction. From the large exhibition hall, visitors can walk through the faithful reconstruction of the passenger areas of the LZ 129 Hindenburg. The promenade deck in the Bauhaus design of the 1930s, original passenger cabins with hinged washbasins and toilet facilities are on display. Within the reconstruction, visitors also get an insight into the everyday work of the ship's personnel. Here is also exhibited the rudder bearing arm, the largest preserved part of the wreckage of the LZ 129 "Hindenburg".
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