On May 7th, 1937, the German airship, the Hindenburg, came crashing down in a spectacle that can only be described as horrific and tragic. The incredulous catastrophe has become known as the “Hindenburg Disaster”, and this historic calamity marked the end of the airship era. These rare photos of this massive zeppelin are both beautiful and heart-wrenching.
The German Zeppelin, LZ 129 Hindenburg safely sits tucked away in its hangar on May 11th, 1936. No-one would have ever imagined that one month later the airship would explode into a glowing fireball of disaster.
Dining In Style
The Hindenburg was in a league of its own. On board, passengers could have a full restaurant experience in the airship’s luxurious dining room, and they even had a special lounge where passengers could smoke. This photo is from April 1st, 1936.