The partial 1:1 model of the airship LZ 129 ‘Hindenburg’ – reproduced true to the original and authentically furnished – forms the centrepiece of the Zeppelin airship displays. Inside these cabins visitors experience the special atmosphere inside a 1930s airship and get to know the technical aspects of this aircraft.
The exhibition also includes an original engine nacelle of the LZ 127 ‘Graf Zeppelin’ airship and an impressive Maybach ‘Zeppelin’ saloon car. These and other exhibits bear witness to the high technical level and significance of airships at the time, which were technical innovations in the fields of light-weight construction, aerodynamics as well as in the development of engines and transmissions. A great number of models not only from German, but also French, Italian, British and American manufacturers illustrate the fact that airship construction was an international concern.
In other sections of this exhibition visitors are informed about the development of airship technology, about airship line services and related infrastructures as well as the areas of airship operation.
The LZ archive and affiliated library hold many documents and publications – material for more in-depth studies of everything to do with airship history and technology.
You can support our work by becoming a member of the supporting association, Freundeskreis zur Förderung des Zeppelin Museums e. V.
Head of Zeppelin department:
Dipl. Bibl. Jürgen Bleibler
phone: +49 / 7541/3801-23
fax: +49 / 7541/3801-81