If you spend any time around Lake Constance, you’ve probably seen a rigid airship operated by Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei gliding past in the sky. An airship that continues to fascinate every time it’s seen.
At least that’s the case with me: each time I see a Zeppelin above, I feel the inner urge to book a flight with the Zeppelin NT in Friedrichshafen. But, given the way things go, one often forgets a lot of such things if you fail to write them down somewhere.
In addition, a flight on the Zeppelin flight isn’t necessarily a cheap thing. A 30-minute tour will set you back €210, but I’m pretty sure that the experience makes it worth the investment. That may well be because I like to fly and love technology. But it’s especially my gut feeling that’s speaking to me here, because when I look at the following video, I come down with a case of the goose bumps and want to board one immediately.
And to make sure that I don’t again forget about this dreamed-of flight in a Zeppelin, it’s now on my personal bucket list. Maybe with a bit of luck, I’ll be able to scratch this one off the list by the end of next week because Oliver Gassner has set up a small blog contest in advance of the Lake Constance BarCamp, with a ride on the Zeppelin as the special prize. The prize includes a champagne reception and a tour of the fascinating Zeppelin Hangar FN and, of course, a 30-minute flight on the Zeppelin. The contest is open through 9 June 2015.
To give an impression of what it will be like to fly on the Zeppelin NT, the following video (sorry, German language only) shows the flight along the Swiss side of the lake. But I can also anticipate in my mind’s eye what it will be like to view the beauty of the Lake Constance region from high up in a Zeppelin gondola.
Have you ever flown with a Zeppelin? What impressions did you come away with and what was the best part of the experience?