The island is the ideal starting point to begin your Lindau day. Of course, this is best done with a little refreshment – for example a delicious breakfast in one of the numerous cafés, in a bakery or directly on the lakeshore.
Well strengthened for the day
The island is the ideal starting point to begin your Lindau day. Of course, this is best done with a little refreshment – for example a delicious breakfast in one of the numerous cafés, in a bakery or with a mini-picnic directly on the lakeshore.
During the tour across the island, you will discover the most important sights of the Lindau island. Our tour guide with short descriptions of the highlights serves as a small orientation aid.
A stopover is worthwhile at the Lindau Art Museum at the station, Maximilianstraße 52, which presents works of contemporary art in changing exhibitions from April to September. The museum can be reached on +49 8382 274 747 850.
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Once you have strolled through the picturesque alleys and along the harbour promenade, it is time to see the island from the water as well. If you are right at the Lindau harbour, board the boats id the so called White Fleet take you on a boat trip. If you happen to be at the Casino “Bayerische Spielbank Lindau”, you can board directly from there. From the end of March, the ships leave daily for a 1 or 1½-hour round trip.
Explore the garden city
Continue by bus to the mainland. From Lindau island station, take bus line 2 or 5 to the ZUP (central transfer point) and change there to line 4 towards Alwind to the Ebnet stop. From there it is a 4-minute walk to Lindenhofpark. The historic and wide park is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake view. A visit in the museum “friedens räume” in the east wing of Villa Lindenhof is worth it. By touching, listening and doing their own activities, visitors can engage with the themes of peace and justice there. If you are well on time, we recommend a visit to one of the magnificent historic villas. Visit the café at Villa Alwind and marvel at the magnificent gardens and outstanding architectural design. You also have a special view of the island from the terrace of the Bad Schachen Hotel at tea time.
- Museum “friedensräume”
Lindenhofweg 25, 88131 Lindau
phone: +49 8382 24594
- Lindenhofpark with villa
- Hotel Bad Schachen
Bad Schachen 1, 88131 Lindau
phone: +49 8382 2980
- Lindenhofpark with beachcafé
Lindenhofqeg 41, 88131 Lindau
phone: +49 8382 9111316
Lindau in the evening
Afterwards, you can return to the island by bus or on foot. An evening highlight can be a visit to the Lindau Marionette Opera in the city theatre at Fischergasse 37. If there is a performance that evening, you should look for a restaurant for dinner around 6 pm at the latest. One of the restaurants near Maximilianstraße or on the harbour promenade is a good choice.
Lindau offers much more, of course. However, it is hardly possible to see more of the town in one day. Just working through this list should be more than enough for the few hours. Afterwards, however, you deserve to end the evening with a nightcap, for example in the wine tavern “Zur Fischerin” in Ludwigstraße 50, at one of the hotel bars or in the Bar Barista on the market square.