6th May 1937:  Aerial view of the German-made dirigible the Hindenburg flying over New York City on its transatlantic voyage from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst naval airfield in New Jersey. The ship has two swastika emblems on its tailfins. It exploded into flames and crashed on its approach to the airfield, killing thirty-six people.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
What Food Was Served On The Hindenburg
By Chris Day
The German airship Hindenburg, which tragically crashed on May 6, 1937, was the epitome of luxury travel in its day. As there were few things to do but look out the airship's windows at the ocean below, the passengers on the Hindenburg undoubtedly looked forward to the food they'd be dining on.
According to a diary entry from a Hindenburg flight passenger, breakfast was simple, including coffee, fruit, and bread baked on board (per Live Science). Then, soup and a choice of fish or chicken breast with rice, peas, and asparagus tips were on the menu, and at the end of the meal, you could enjoy some ice cream, cake, and coffee (via Airships.net).
As noted by NPR, most dinners included Beef Broth with Marrow Dumplings, Rhine Salmon a la Graf Zeppelin — cold salmon with a spicy sauce — and vegetables covered in gravies or rich sauces. Desserts included the charlotte russe, a rich cake made with cream and ladyfingers served with coffee, before heading to the smoking lounge for digestifs or other nightcaps.
Guests could choose from various cocktails, including the LZ 129, named for the lead ship in the Hindenburg class. There was even a hangover cure in the form of a raw egg and hot sauce on the menu, but while meals were included in your ticket price, drinks cost extra (per Atlas Obscura).