"Central is our middle name"
We are as central as it gets, located only a minute from the beach, the walking district and all major hallmarks of our city.
The train & bus station, ferry port, ZF and RollsRoyce headquarters are all within walking distance.
Life's a beach
Lake Constance beach is at your doorstep right across our premises. The great thing is that it is a public beach, open to each and everybody, any time. No entrance fee or VIP membership necessary. Most ideal for those eager to start ( or finish) their day with a jump in the lake as well as sun bathers and lovers of nature.
Our three ports cater for your every maritime travel and leisure needs when looking for all kinds of exiting boating, fishing, surfing and sailing activities.
Our promenade offers a wide range of restaurants to take in the views and relaxing atmosphere as well as one or two drinks to finish the day.
For group events - be it private or business - with a difference check out Carli's Base Camp at our premises.
Schloßkirche & more
Next to the Schloßkirche ( Friedrichshafen castle ), there are a number of city hallmarks and places of interest, such as the Zeppelin museum, School museum and Dornier museum ( easily reached by bus) . Public parks and nearby forrest ( Seewald ) are most inviting for leisurely strolls as as well as serious fitness workouts. Shopping centers and supermarkets abound, with one of the highlights being the Bodensee centre, which among other things includes a spectacular cineplex theatre.
The exhibition grounds, Zeppelin airfield as well as Friedrichshafen Bodensee airport can be reached by car or shuttle bus within only ten minutes.
Our Seehasenfest ( "Lake bunny festival " , we kid you not ! ) is a big hit with children and adults alike as well as the highly successful Kulturufer festival with international artists and exhibitors are highlight attractions in summertime.
A Zeppelin's eye view
Book a Zeppelin sightseeing flight and feel like count Zeppelin
( Graf von Zeppelin ). Float high above the Bodensee in a luxurious cabin - gently and calmly along the Alps, over towns and cultural landscapes. A one-of-a-kind flying experience for young and old aviation fans alike. The extra-large panoramic windows provide a spectacular view from all sides.
In case it is not on your current to-do list, at least make it part of your bucket list!
Black Forrest, Bavarian and Swabian hinterland
You can travel to Freiburg , Munich or Stuttgart in only two hours. Make sure to check out our fabulous hinterland with most extraordinary mountains, forrest and natural landscapes.
When touring the Allgäu region you might want to consider visiting the natural preserve at Neukirch-Goppertsweiler endowed with the clean Argen rivers, natural ponds and plenty of forrest. Lovers of nature, hiking and snow will be over the moon.
Check out Pia's Nature Retreat and its next door neighbor and award winning fine dining restaurant " Zum Hirsch "!
Austria and Switzerland
You can get to marvellous Austria and Switzerland in less than an hour by car, train or by boat.
The Swiss Alps are an absolute must see and a once in a lifetime experience you would not want to miss, especially being this close. Hiking and snow afficionados will find their heaven on earth!
Using our location as a base you can make the most of it by taking day trips to explore our neighboring countries and be back easily and hassle free by the end of the day.