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.
TO LEARN MORE
Friedrichshaften Tourism, http://en.friedrichshafen.info/