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Zeppelin Museum

Near the eastern end of Friedrichshafen’s lake-front promenade is the Zeppelin Museum, housed in the Bauhaus-style former Hafenbahnhof (harbour station), built in 1932. The centrepiece is a full-scale mock-up of a 3…
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s'Wirtshaus am See

Right on the lake front, this restaurant goes in for the new-wave rustic look, with a sleek blonde-wood interior, contemporary fireplace and funky stag antler lights. The Swabian menu includes dishes such as Allgäue…
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Beach Club

This lake-front shack is the place to unwind on the deck, cocktail in hand, and admire the Klangschiff ('sound ship') sculpture and the not-so-distant Alps. Revive over salads, sandwiches, tarte flambée, tapas and i…
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Stadtgarten

A promenade runs through the sculpture-dotted, lakefront Stadtgarten park along Uferstrasse, a great spot for a picnic or stroll. Pedal and electric boats can be rented at the harbour (€9 to €23 per hour).
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Aika

Slick and monochrome, this deli-cafe has a lakeside terrace for lingering over a speciality coffee, breakfast, homemade ice cream, cake or sourdough sandwich.
Bar in Friedrichshafen

Sky 33

For a cocktail, mellow DJ beats and a cool 360-degree view of Lake Constance, head on over to this glass-walled, high-rise bar.
Church in Friedrichshafen

Schlosskirche

The western end of Friedrichshafen’s promenade is anchored by the twin-onion-towered baroque Schlosskirche. It’s the only accessible part of the Schloss and is still inhabited by the ducal family of Württemberg.