Lindau, Hafeneinfahrt


Bavarian island town with a meditarranean spirit


Lindau is famous far beyond the region for its unique island location. Around 2,500 of the 27,000 inhabitants live on the old town island. The absolute highlight for visitors is the harbour with the Bavarian Lion and the new lighthouse.

There is a lot of history to marvel at in Lindau – the Bavarian town was first mentioned in documents as early as the 9th century. Numerous buildings from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods can be discovered on a stroll through the alleys of the old town.

Cyclists like to stop here and enjoy themselves. And Lindau is also an excellent location for hikers – there are beautiful places in the surrounding area as well as places in the Allgäu and Vorarlberg.


Lindau - seaport
Lindau harbor entrance

The ideal photo motif! Located on the south side of the old town island, the harbour looks back on a history of more than 200 years. The harbour entrance is the town's landmark. The six-metre-high Bavarian Lion and the new lighthouse, both built in the mid-19th century, are located on the harbour piers. The 36-metre-high lighthouse is the only one in Bavaria and the southernmost in Germany. It can be climbed.

Lindau - Maximilianstraße

The boulevard of Lindau! Decorated by many town houses and half-timbered houses, arcades and fountains, it is the main street on Lindau's old town island. The town hall, originally built in the Gothic style, stands out in particular, with the picturesque history of Lindau immortalised on its south front. Also worth a visit: the Frey wine tavern and the Haus zum Bären.

Lindau, Mangturm

Magical! Located on the north side of the harbor, the structure once served as a lighthouse. It is a remnant of the old city fortifications from the 13th century. If a long blond braid hangs out of one of the embrasures, it's time for a fairytale. Adults and children are then invited to listen to various stories and fairytales in the tower parlor.

Lindau - House to the Cavazzen
House to the Cavazzen

Located on the market square, it is considered one of the most beautiful town houses on Lake Constance with its colorful facade paintings and elaborate interior design. Since the 1920s, it has served as a city museum.