When I travel abroad I tend to stick to small, independent hotels. My theory being to get a more “authentic” experience and support the local economy directly. But when I needed a hotel in Friedrichshafen, Germany prior to my Zeppelin flight I looked for convenience. This led me to the Holiday Inn Express Friedrichshafen. With free breakfast included, located adjacent to the airport and Zeppelin Hangar, and clean and comfortable the hotel exceeded my expectations.
One would think that flying is flying. Whether that be in an airplane or a helicopter. But taking a ride in a Zeppelin NT airship proved to me that all flight is not created equal. Fans of flight, technology and those simply seeking an adventure gather in Friedrichshafen, Germany at Zeppelin NT‘s hangar for pleasure rides in the lighter than air vehicle. For many, it is a once-in-a-lifetime luxury that is truly worth the experience of floating over the German countryside of Friedrichshafen and the Bodensee, also known as Lake Constance.
I’ve found myself daydreaming and going through photographs from our late summer trip a few times recently. We made a special trip out of Bayern to Friedrichshafen, a city located on the Bodensee (Lake Constance), which is a meeting point between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. We went on a beautiful, beautiful September day only to get on the wrong train and take a slight “detour” through the quiet and quaint Mindelheim. My husband wanted to visit Friedrichshafen’s Zeppelin Museum, which was very nice. The town is the City of Zeppelins. Definitely a wonderful little town that might not be an obvious spot to most English-speaking tourists. Continue reading →