If you ask the people of Lindau about the most beautiful sides of their hometown located in and on Lake Constance, you will get many different answers. No wonder, because Lindau has a lot to offer. Here you will get a small insight into the island and garden city. You can find more information on the website of Lindau Tourismus.
Probably the most famous sight in Lindau, as well as on the entire Lake Constance, is the Lindau harbor entrance: the ensemble of the Bavarian Lion and the lighthouse, which has been photographed countless times, is the town’s landmark.
Coming from the land side on the left, the imposing, six-meter-high lion statue made of sandstone is enthroned with a view in the direction of the Bregenz shore.
To the right is the New Lighthouse, where 139 steps lead to a height of 33 meters. The climb is rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the island city, Lake Constance and the Austrian and Swiss Alps.
The Mangturm in Lindau
Anyone who sees the harbor entrance will also see the Mangturm: The square stone building from the 12th century is located directly on the lake promenade of Lindau on Lake Constance.
The 20-meter-high tower was originally built as part of the medieval town fortifications and was previously only accessible via a drawbridge. With the construction of the New Lighthouse, it lost its function as a signal and observation post. It was raised by one floor and covered with distinctive glazed tiles. 91 steps lead under the roof, where fairy tale lessons for adults are held in summer.
The old town hall
Magnificent, proud and colorful, the Old Town Hall stands in the heart of the island, its large wooden staircase facing invitingly towards Bismarckplatz – as if it were virtually inviting you to discover a piece of Lindau’s history in and around it. The Old Town Hall was built in the Gothic style starting in 1422 – work on the impressive building took 14 years. Just a few decades later, the building experienced one of its many historic moments: Maximilian I convened the Imperial Diet in the wood-paneled council chamber in 1496.
The Old Town Hall houses the former Imperial City Library. It contains about 13,000 historical volumes and can be visited.
Guided tours in Lindau
To get more background information about the sights of Lindau and to learn the stories associated with the buildings, it is best to take part in a guided tour of the town. With a lot of humor and a lot of background knowledge, our guest and city guides will accompany you on a time travel through Lindau’s culture, history, tradition and life.
Parks & Gardens green oases
Whether meticulously laid out and meticulously maintained or colorful and seemingly rampant – for many people, parks and gardens symbolize welcome oases in everyday life. In a time when everything is becoming faster and more mobile, they offer space to rest, to let the mind wander and to let the soul dangle. The Stadtgarten on the island and the Lindenhofpark on the mainland provide relaxation in green surroundings. Greenery paired with magnificent castles is offered by the Bavarian Riviera, a six-kilometer stretch of the shore of Lake Lindau, along which some 30 villas line up.
Art & Culture
The art and cultural offerings of the island and garden city in Lake Constance are surprisingly high-caliber and hold true treasures. Its diverse cultural program makes the island in particular a center of attraction for guests from near and far. The Lindau City Museum offers annually changing art exhibitions offers international art at the highest level. The former Reichsstädtische Bibliothek and the Museum friedens räume in the Lindenhofpark are two other exhibitions that surprise with extraordinary presentations. In Lindau’s theater you can experience artistic diversity through guest performances by renowned artists. The only puppet theater in Germany that exclusively performs musical theater is located in Lindau. The Lindau Marionette Opera brings its puppets to life.
Pleasure & Culinary
When it comes to culinary delights, you are spoiled for choice in Lindau. Our area is a melting pot for the most diverse culinary influences.
Whether in traditional or modern expression: Lake Constance cuisine is characterized by Bavarian, Swabian, Austrian and Swiss delicacies.
Lindau is known far beyond the city and state borders for its particularly fruity and aromatic wines. With the Haug, Deufel and Schönau wineries, there are three Lindau vintners who sell their wines primarily directly to consumers. You can also find out which one appeals to you most by visiting a Rädle – a seasonal wine tavern.
You can find more information on enjoyment and culinary delights in Lindau here.