Tuesday 23 August 2022

The fabulous interiors of The Hindenburg ...

In 1936, the Zeppelin Company, with the financial aid of Nazi Germany, built the Hindenburg (the LZ 129), the largest airship ever made.
Named after the late German president, Paul von Hindenburg, the Hindenburg stretched 804-feet-long and was 135-feet-tall at its widest point.
That made the Hindenburg just 78-feet shorter than the Titanic and four times larger than the Good Year blimps.
The Hindenburg was a rigid airship definitely in the Zeppelin design. It had a gas capacity of 7,062,100 cubic feet and was powered by four 1,100-horsepower diesel engines.

Compare the scales ...

 North Atlantic and South America fares and service information.

Menu, deck plan and photo of cabin.

Cutaway Views Of Hindenburg Passenger Area

The interior furnishings of the Hindenburg were designed by Fritz August Breuhaus, whose design experience included Pullman coaches, ocean liners, and warships of the German Navy. The upper "A" Deck contained small passenger quarters in the middle flanked by large public rooms: a dining room to port and a lounge and writing room to starboard. Paintings on the dining room walls portrayed the Graf Zeppelin's trips to South America. A stylized world map covered the wall of the lounge. Long slanted windows ran the length of both decks. The passengers were expected to spend most of their time in the public areas, rather than their cramped cabins.
The lower "B" Deck contained washrooms, a mess hall for the crew, and a smoking lounge. Harold G. Dick, an American representative from the Goodyear Zeppelin Company, recalled "The only entrance to the smoking room, which was pressurized to prevent the admission of any leaking hydrogen, was via the bar, which had a swiveling air lock door, and all departing passengers were scrutinized by the bar steward to make sure they were not carrying out a lighted cigarette or pipe.

 The reform ideas as to art and society of radical modernism, as "Bauhaus" for example represented them, were as far away from Breuhaus as they were far away from his wealthy clients.
The furnishing of the "world’s first flying hotel", the Zeppelin airship LZ 129 – better known as the "Hindenburg" – which had been in complete accordance with Breuhaus’ overall plans, was regarded as a spectacular thing. Nevertheless, its realization took place as late as the middle of the 1930s.

Sources: http://cruiselinehistory.com‏  /   www.airships.net

Images from Hindenburg (2011) See bellow ...

Directed by
Philipp Kadelbach
Maximilian Simonischek ... Merten Kröger

Lauren Lee Smith ... Jennifer van Zandt

Stacy Keach ... Edward van Zandt

Greta Scacchi ... Helen van Zandt
Hinnerk Schönemann ... Alfred Sauter
Justus von Dohnányi ... Max Schmiedinger

Hannes Jaenicke ... Gilles Broca
Christiane Paul ... Mady Kerner

Pierre Besson ... Gottfried Kerner
Alicia von Rittberg ... Gisela Kerner
Marvin Bockers ... Eric Kerner
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Karl Erdmann

Sönke Möhring ... Hans Hugo Erdmann

Andreas Pietschmann ... Fritz Eichholz
Heiner Lauterbach ... Hugo Eckener
Michael Schenk ... Bastian Leopold

Megan Gay ... Olivia Norris

Sina Maria-Gerhardt ... Erika Sauter
Nicola Thomas ... Hilda Kaufmann
Ulrich Noethen ... Kapitän Lehmann
Jürgen Schornagel ... Kapitän Pruss
Martin Armknecht ... Chefsteward Kubis

Stefan Weinert ... Oberst Jürgens

Robert Seeliger ... Singer

Antoine Monot Jr. ... Schweikardt

Thure Lindhardt ... Bastian

Christian Serritiello ... Chauffeur (voice)

Ricky Watson ... Journalist (voice)
Vitus Wieser ... U.S. Marine Guard
Piet Fuchs ... Polizist

Harvey Friedman
Jascha Stiller

1 comment:

City History Project said...

I just calculated that a return ticket US-Germany (sharing a small room) cost the equivalent of over 15,000 USD today...