The Zeppelin airship LZ 129, with its length of 245 metres, was the largest airship ever built. It is the Hindenburg's tragic end which people remember most vividly; the moment the airship burst into flames when landing in Lakehurst after crossing the Atlantic in May, 1937. With the help of an amazing collection of photographs Barbara Waibel, director of the Zeppelin Archives in Friedrichshafen, portrays the history of the legendary airship LZ 129. Stage by stage she documents the construction of this majestic aircraft, as well as bringing back to life what it was like to travel in a flying hotel. This illustrated book gives the reader an overview of the history of the most famous airship of all time and takes not only technology enthusiasts on a journey back through time to the golden age of the giants of the sky.