Zeppelins were aluminum framed airships that were kept aloft by the lighter than air gas that they were filled with. They were in service for at least 40 years before accidents and the advent of airplanes made them obsolete.
The Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen is on the waterfront that faces the harbor on Lake Constance, on the border between Germany and Switzerland. This museum offers a partial life-size replica of the Hindenburg, a famous airship of the Zeppelin family.
The museum offers photos, objects and other information about the development and history of these airships. Interestingly, the museum occupies the restored harbor railway station that had fallen into disuse.