The Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen is unique in Germany. It houses the world’s largest collection on aviation. In addition, it is the only museum in Germany which combines technology and art.
The museum was (re)opened in 1996 in its new home – the Hafenbahnhof (harbour railway station). Since then, 3.5 million visitors have come to see its permanent collections and special exhibitions.
Professor H G Merz, Stuttgart (who later became known to a larger public through his redesign of the Alte Nationalgalerie public art gallery in Berlin) designed the exhibition architecture, whilst the local office of Jauss+Gaupp was responsible for the conversion of the old harbour railway station building into a modern museum. The Zeppelin Museum has a total floor area of 4,000 m2.