Like most other German holiday resorts, Lindau levies a tourist tax. This tax helps to ensure that the town maintains its excellent infrastructure, including its many signposted walking and cycling paths, keeps its public areas in good condition and much more.

Many advantages with the Lindau guest card

As a thank you for your support, when you stay in Lindau and register at your accommodation or at Tourist Information, we give you the Lindau Guest Card, which provides a wide range of benefits and discounts. We work with many partners in Lindau who will offer you some excellent benefits and discounts when you show your Guest Card. For more details see our Lindau Guest Card flyer, which is available at your accommodation or at Tourist Information.

City bus for free with the Lindau guest card

NEW: Since 2014, you can now use your Lindau Guest Card to travel free of charge on Lindau town buses from 1 April to 31 October. You can also win your next holiday in Lindau if you return your Guest Card to Tourist Information when your holiday is over. Everyone who returns their card will be entered into a prize draw to win another stay of the same length in the accommodation that they booked in 2016. To enter, just return your card by 31 October 2016.

When, where and how you have to pay tourist tax

The amount of the tourist tax varies from zone to zone and is set in accordance with Lindau’s tourist tax regulations. In 2016 it is levied from 1 April to 31 October.

In Lindau the tourist tax is levied on visitors over 16 years old and amounts 2,00 € per person per night.
Children under 6 are exempt. Children between 6-16 years are charged 1,30 € per child per night

Owners of second homes are also liable to pay tourist tax in accordance with tourist tax regulations. People who are at least 50% disabled receive a 50% discount upon presentation of proof of disability. If the proof of disability notes that the disabled person requires a permanent carer, then that carer also receives this discount.