Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen
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Iain A
Lancaster, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is an interesting place for the aviation enthusiast and layperson alike. There is an excellent cafe/restaurant on site. It is worth noting that this museum is easily reached by bus from either Friedrichshafen Stadt or Friedrichshafen Hafen bus stations (outside the railway stations) even though the mueum web site does not mention this. The museum relates Claude Dornier's story and innovations whilst with Zeppelin and later on his own through an eclectic mix of artefacts, photos, interactive displays and text. The issues of the World Wars, such as slave labour and bombing campaigns are objectively approached.
Written March 3, 2020
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MaxPinucci
Florence, Italy84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I have visited the Dornier museum several times. It is located on the airport grounds, not far from it and with a view of the Zeppelin NT airship hangar and the Messe (fair). The museum is a tribute to aviation history with a focus on the activities of Claudius Dornier and his beautiful planes, from the 1930s to current aircraft. The path collects scale models, memorabilia, documents and is made with aesthetic care and with good interactivity. The rooms unfold over time, from the first aircraft to the latest technologies for space exploration. A hangar collects some planes (originals and replicas, including the Wal N25 which attempted to reach the North Pole in 1925. On the ground floor there is a nice bookshop and a pleasant (and good) bar restaurant dedicated to the DO X seaplane, with a view on the runway. Outside, in the square, other modern planes and the reconstruction of the barracks of the great war (in one you can visit the design studio). An automatic parking completes the Museum.
Written January 7, 2020
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Rod958
Shamley Green, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Business
For the enthusiast a must. Excellent museum obviously dedicated to Dornier. Airfield is worth a snoop around too. Hanger access via pizzeria.
Written October 1, 2020
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CalgaryMrs
Calgary, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Dornier museum has lots to see for all ages...not just for the dedicated airplane enthusiasts! The history of airplane and airship development in Germany is interesting, and there are several good displays of space satellites with easy to understand information in German and English. Well worth the admission price. The patio of the cafe overlooks the Zeppelin landing area, for those who want to relax while others look at every exhibit...
Written September 25, 2018
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lothloria
Vanersborg, Sweden362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
I was positively surprised when we visited the Dornier museum for the first time. The museum was well organised and well informed with a lot of signs to read, but also a lot of things to look at such as all possible things from aircrafts. Even if the real aircrafts was the major attractions the models were also interesting to look at. There were not only exhibitions about the Dornier aircrafts, but also of a lot of different things that they had also manufactured and developed in the company, such as space parts and hospital equipment.

I would say that everyone find something interesting in this museum. And even if you don't want to spend your time reading all the signs (there really are a lot of information) you still have plenty of things to watch and there is also a cinema showing old clips of different aircrafts in their most glorious days. Don't plan this museum if you don't have much time, if you want to see most of it you need at least a couple of hours!

If you are into history and especially that of the German air, it is also a tip to buy the kombi-ticket directly. With it you get the entrance to both the Dornier museum and the Zeppelinmuseum, which is also well worth a visit, and it is also cheaper than buying the entrance tickets separately. The other ticket is valid for a week, so you don't have to do the museums at the same day if you don't want to.
Written August 13, 2012
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Edgar S
Hong Kong, China1,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We loved the museum, well arranged, with many displays from the past to present all started by Claude Dornier, from his first water aircraft to the present time where the company partakes in space projects. We admire the wide areas, the movie presentation from the beginning to the present day. There are perfect photo opportunities, among real life-size aircraft as well as visiting their interiors. The museum is located at Friedrichshafen international airport, opposite the Zeppelin hangar. If one is lucky, you can see the Zeppelin coming out of the hangar and taking off. Awesome. Plenty of car park (payable)
Written December 6, 2019
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Igor K
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a must see place for everyone who is involved or interested in aviation industry.
The exposition includes a lot of original documents, drawings, models etc.
Also the external exposition area with real airplanes display is very nice.
The museum may not be interesting for small children, since some background is required to understand and enjoy the exposition.
There is a free parking on site for museum visitors (limited for 1.5 hours)
Written November 16, 2019
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Dornier Museum is located close to the Friedrichshafen Airport. Claude Dornier was an important pioneer in airplane engineering, and the Dornier company is still active in this field.
The exhibits include plane used by famous Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen to reach the North Pole.
Written September 8, 2018
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Andrew P
Preston, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very well presented museum, external display of planes and interior displayed history of the company along with satellite technology of the modern age. Sensitively handles the WW2 era. An easy walk from the airport. Note the airport weren't able to store luggage but this museum has a wide range of different sized lockers so if you're flying out this is an ideal final place to visit. Cafe excellent with view across airfield so you can watch the Zeppelins fly.
Written June 26, 2018
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david s
Porto Alegre, RS171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Start outside ,several planes some of which you can enter .Inside book a time on the simulator ,then visit .Give yourself a few hours as there is so much to see and learn about .Most of the exibits have English explanations.There isn't much on the DO17 the ww2 bomber but I can understand that .
Written June 24, 2018
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