Zeppelin Car, Friedrichshafen, Germany

AUGUST 2021 – A Maybach DS 8 Zeppelin car from the 1930s is exhibited at the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

You certainly know the Zeppelin brand for its magnificient, large airships (and for the tragedy around the airship Hindenburg which went up in flames upon arrival in New York in 1937.)

We were excited to get to know everything about airships when we entered the main hall of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, Germany. But we were utterly surprised to learn that Zeppelin also had looked into building cars. A section on the ground floor of the museum had a couple of cars on display, among them a Maybach DS 8 Zeppelin. You can read more about the Zeppelin cars in this excellent blog post from the museum (in German.)

I found a symmetrical frontal shot to be most effective as it highlights the unusual three-headlights design of the car and the exciting curves of the body. Also, the black paint shines in all shades.

When you are in the area, please do yourself a favor and visit the museum. It’s like a trip back in time that takes you to an age where airships were the most comfortable and fastest way of traveling long distances.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-AUG-2021, 12:44
LocationFriedrichshafen, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
ISO800
Exposure1/50 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6782 x 4485 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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