Have you booked a holiday in Lindau but you’re not sure how best to spend your time? No problem. To help you really enjoy your stay in our beautiful town, we’ve put together a one-week holiday plan.
Day 1: Start your holiday on the island itself
After your journey here, relax at one of the cafés on the harbour promenade and enjoy coffee and cake while watching the world go by. After you’ve recharged your batteries, walk up Inselgraben towards Maximilianstrasse and take a leisurely stroll round the shops. Make sure you explore the side streets off Maximilianstrasse, where you’ll discover some hidden gems.
In the evening enjoy some hearty Bavarian food in one of Lindau’s typical restaurants. Try the Engel on Schafgasse, the Zum Sünfzen on Maximilianstrasse or the Köchlin on Kemptener Strasse.
Day 2: Guided tour of Lindau island
Enjoy Lindau’s attractive island with our sightseeing walk flyer. We will take you back in time on a fun and informative journey through Lindau’s culture, history, traditions and way of life, and show you all the island’s main sights.
A scenic tour of three countries on a boat trip run by Bodensee Schiffsbetriebe or Wiehrer is an experience that is not to be missed. Enjoy a trip across the lake and discover the Austrian and Swiss shorelines.
Once back on dry land, it’s time for a little climbing – but only to the top of the New Lighthouse. From here, you are rewarded with stunning views over the island and Lake Constance.
Day 3: Panorama Cycle Tour
Make a sporty start to the day with the Panorama Cycle Tour. This 25.6-kilometre ride takes you along the shores of Lake Constance from Lindau to Wasserburg and Nonnenhorn before heading inland to Bodolz. There are seven marked viewpoints along the way, each with wooden loungers for you to rest and take a breather. If you don’t have a bike, you can easily rent one.
A stop at the Bad Schachen bathing beach makes for a refreshing break with a touch of nostalgia. Enjoy the unique architecture of this beautiful art nouveau-style lido, with a heated pool and direct access to the lake.
When in Lindau you have to visit one of the seasonal wine taverns known as “Rädle”. They serve tasty snacks and home-produced wines and fruit juices in a cosy atmosphere.
Day 4: Mainau, the flower island
One of the biggest attractions on Lake Constance is the island of Mainau, known as the flower island. Start the day with a relaxing boat trip to Mainau along the German shoreline in the direction of Konstanz. When you reach the island you will discover an island awash with flowers. If you’re lucky you might even bump into one of the members of the Bernadotte family.
Day 5: The Pfänder in Bregenz
Travel by boat from Lindau to visit the Pfänder, which Lindau residents also think of as “their” mountain. If you’re feeling energetic you can climb the mountain on foot, or you can let the cable car take the strain. When you get to the top you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views. There’s also a restaurant serving food and drinks, an Alpine wildlife park and an eagle observatory. When you get back down to Bregenz it’s well worth having a look round the town before taking the boat back to Lindau.
In the evening, we recommend a visit to Lindau’s Stadttheater, where you can see the dancing puppets of the Lindau Marionette Opera or a performance organised by the town’s Cultural Office – either way, a great evening is guaranteed.
Day 6: Peace Rooms Museum
Visit the Peace Rooms (friedensräume) museum in stately Villa Lindenhof in Bad Schachen. This museum is an interactive forum that invites visitors to interact with issues relating to peace with through eyes, ears and touch.
It’s also worth taking a stroll through the Lindenhofpark in Bad Schachen. The park was established in the 19th century and is considered one of the masterpieces of landscape architect Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe. Its basic design has been carefully preserved with its ancient trees. The park is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in southern Germany – and with good reason!
For a truly unique experience, take a trip on the Hohentwiel, the only paddle steamer still operating on Lake Constance. Book your ticket for a trip on “the best restored steamship in Europe”.
Day 7: A day trip in the local region
Visit one of the many places of interest on and around Lake Constance Whether you fancy climbing a mountain like the Säntis, walking the Witzwanderweg (Joke Trail), visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage convent in St. Gallen or finding out more about aviation and aerospace history at the Dornier and Zeppelin museums, we have the perfect destination for you!
Day 8: Lindau Stadtmuseum
The town museum, housed in the beautiful Haus zum Cavazzen, tells the story of Lindau and also houses a fine collection of mechanical musical instruments. It also hosts a first-class programme of temporary exhibitions. After exhibitions of Picasso, Chagall, Miró and Matisse, in 2015 the museum is showing the works of Emil Nolde.
We will be happy to give you any help and advice you need to plan your next holiday in Lindau.