Is it your first visit to Lindau and you have a couple of days to spend? Our two-day plan will help you get the very best out of your time in our beautiful island town. Along with showing you the town’s main attractions, we’ll also introduce you to the lake and the local area. We know you’ll love it!
Get to know the island town of Lindau and visit its most famous sights, such as the harbour entrance, the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and much more besides. Our programme includes a trip up a local mountain, a cruise on the lake and a cycle ride through the idyllic countryside around Lindau.
Day 1: Explore the island town of Lindau
Begin the day with a walking tour of the island to admire the many sights and historic buildings. On Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October, you have the option of joining a guided tour of the town . But if you don’t happen to be in Lindau on one of these days, just pick up our handy map and guide. It will help you find your way around and tells you about the island’s main attractions.
A bike ride is next on the agenda, but before then it’s time to fill up on typical Bavarian food in one of the many cosy restaurants around Maximilianstrasse and the harbour promenade. Try the Zum Sünfzen, one of the many taverns that are steeped in the island’s history. You can also enjoy hearty Bavarian dishes at the Stift and the Engel.
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ke, you can easily rent one. On the island, pick up a bike at the Unger bike shop and set off on 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. The route involves 253 metres of climbing, but you are rewarded with breathtaking views over Lake Constance and the surrounding area.
When you get back from your ride, try to get to a restaurant for dinner by about 6.00 pm so that you have time to take in a show at the Marionette Opera in the Stadttheater. If there is no performance scheduled that evening, why not pay a visit to the casino instead? Perhaps lady luck will be on your side! But whatever happens, you’ll be a winner because you’ll be treated to a fabulous view of the lake.
Day 2: A spectacular boat trip and ride to the top of the Pfänder
In the morning take a boat from Lindau to Bregenz. Once you get to Bregenz, it’s only a five minute walk from the harbour to the bottom of the Pfänder cable car. If you’re feeling fit, you can of course walk up the mountain, but if you fancy riding up in style and comfort, the cable car will whisk you to the top in just a few minutes.
Once you arrive at the top station, you’ll be greeted by a stunning view over the lake and surrounding area. Say hello to some birds of prey in at the eagle observatory or get to know the miniature goats, rabbits and pot-bellied pigs at the Alpine wildlife park. If you feel in need of some exercise, there is an excellent network of hiking trails. A popular 1½ hour walk heads up to the summit of the Pfänder and returns to the cable car station via Moosegg and Sorgen. But of course you can also try one of the longer routes. When you get back down to Bregenz it’s well worth having a look round the town before taking the boat back to Lindau.
You can’t come to Lindau without stopping for a drink or a bite to eat at one of the traditional wine bars in town or visiting a “Rädle”, a seasonal wine tavern. They serve tasty snacks and home-produced wines and fruit juices in a cosy atmosphere. There are two of these seasonal taverns in Lindau: the “Schönauer Rädle” in Kellereiweg and “Das Degelstein” in Schachener Strasse. The cosy Frey wine bar is at Maximilianstrasse 15 and the Zur Fischerin can be found at Ludwigstrasse 50 in the heart of the old town.