Replika of passenger cabin of the LZ 129

Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Hindenburg was originally built with 25 double-berthed cabins at the center of A Deck, accommodating 50 passengers. After the ship’s inaugural 1936 season, 9 more cabins were added to B Deck, accommodating an additional 20 passengers. The A Deck cabins were small, but were comparable to railroad sleeper compartments of the day. The cabins measured approximately 78″ x 66″, and the walls and doors were made of a thin layer of lightweight foam covered by fabric. Cabins were decorated in one of three color schemes — either light blue, grey, or beige - and each A Deck cabin had one lower berth which was fixed in place, and one upper berth which could be folded against the wall during the day.

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  • Title: Replika of passenger cabin of the LZ 129
  • Creator: Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot
  • Location Created: Friedrichshafen Lake Constance
  • Type: Partial reconstruction Hindenburg LZ 129
  • Rights: Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen