Lindau - adorable small town on Lake Constance

Entrance to the harbor of Lindau

Lindau is a small German town that is located very close to Bregenz. In fact, it is so close that you could easily bike there from Bregenz. Our original plan was actually to hike in Bregenz region but rain ruined this plan. So instead we decided to use the rainy day to visit Lindau. We took a train to get there. In the afternoon the weather got sunny and we returned to Bregenz by boat.

View to Lindau from a boat
The old town of Lindau is located on a small island. One day is enough to see it all and best is to do it on foot. The lighthouse and Bavarian Lion sculpture are quite some attractions but there are also other sites to see. Historic town hall has amazing paintwork on both sides, plus a library with some of the earliest printed documents. You can also see the original translation of the Bible by Martin Luther (from 1534).
Entrance to the library

Historic town hall

There are several small towers along the lake that look like they have escaped from a fairytale.

Powder Tower (Pulverturm)
There are several churches where you can go in. My personal favorite was the small church of St Peter that is more than 1000 years old. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of it.

St Stephan's chruch

Munster Unserer Lieben Frau
We also visited the city museum which is located in a beautiful building. We didn't go to see the permanent collection, but only the temporary exhibition of Paul Klee's works.

City museum
If you happen to be in this region then Lindau is definitely worth visiting. Despite its small size, the town has a lot to offer and it's just a charming place to walk around.


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