Friedrichshafen is a city on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) in southern Germany. It’s known for its importance in aviation history, extensively documented in the Zeppelin Museum. Cafes dot its lakeside promenade. A steel tower on the lake’s pier offers views of the city and the Alps. The domed baroque towers of the Palace Church dominate the skyline, and are visible from the air on Zeppelin tours.
Meersburg is a town in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. On the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee), it’s surrounded by vineyards. Medieval Meersburg Castle houses the Fortress Museum, showing a medieval living room and castle dungeon. Nearby, New Palace has baroque architecture and frescoes. Above town, the Droste Museum displays poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s personal writings and belongings.