Zeppelin Museum

The Zeppelin Museum brings innovations in technology and art to life. It inspires people with the idea of daring the seemingly impossible and actively shaping the future as pioneers in art, craft or industry. The Zeppelin Museum, which owes its name to the airships developed by Count Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, is a museum dedicated to innovative processes in technology, art and society.

It houses two collections. One is the world’s largest collection on airship travel and the “lighter than air” innovation. The highlight in this area is the walk-in partial reconstruction of LZ 129 Hindenburg. The collection is gradually being expanded to include technically innovative products that have achieved worldwide significance from Friedrichshafen. On the other hand, the Zeppelin Museum has an art collection with works of innovative workshops from the Middle Ages and the Baroque period, which exported beyond Austria to Italy and Hungary. During the Third Reich, Lake Constance became a refuge for leading avant-garde artists such as Otto Dix, Max Ackermann, Erich Heckel and Willi Baumeister. These artists form another focus of the art collection. The art collection is gradually being expanded to include innovative and technophile positions in contemporary art.

With its exhibitions and accompanying events, it builds a bridge between the humanities and the natural sciences. On an interdisciplinary level, lectures, symposia and conferences combine current research and education to create a solid basis for the innovative power of future generations.