THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224 to $2,227, including fees and taxes. Lufthansa, British, KLM, Air France, Swiss and Delta offer connecting service to Stuttgart, Germany. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,220 to $1,519, including taxes and fees. Swiss offers nonstop service to Zurich, Switzerland, and Lufthansa, Air France, United, KLM, Delta, US Airways and American offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $639 to $1,263, including fees and taxes.
WHAT TO DO
The Zeppelin Museum (011-49-7541-3801-0, http://www.zeppelin-museum.de/home_en.html) is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, May through October, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m Tuesdays-Sundays, November through April. Admission is about $11 for adults, about $9.50 for seniors and about $4 for children. An audio tour in English is available for about $4.
To complete the zeppelin experience, you can fly in the Neue Technologie (lifted by helium) at fares starting at about $270 for 30 minutes, or tour the company's facilities, March
to October (011-49-7541-5900-0, http://www.zeppelinflug.de). Tours for adults about $12.
WHERE TO STAY
Buchhorner Hof (011- 49-75-41-2050, http://www.buchhorn.de) is around the corner from the railroad station and a 15-minute amble along Lake Constance from the Zeppelin Museum. Classic, comfortable and affordable — we paid about $170 a night.
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