Whether you enjoy hiking, running, jogging, Nordic walking or simply going for a stroll, Lindau is the perfect starting point. Surrounded by rolling hills and soaring mountain peaks, you will find it is the perfect location for all kinds of exercise, from relaxed strolls to challenging hikes and runs.

Varied hiking tours

In Lindau and the Lake Constance region you can explore a huge variety of nature and landscapes on foot, whether it’s a gentle stroll around town, a longer walk in the surrounding countryside or a challenging hike in the mountains. From Lindau you can quickly reach the nearby hiking areas, and you can also use the network of walking paths around the town.

The path Bodensee-Rundweg

The “Bodensee-Rundweg” is a popular long-distance path that runs for 260 km right round the lake through three countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Historic sights, lively towns, beautiful countryside filled with orchards and vineyards and breathtaking views over Lake Constance and the Alps make this route an absolute highlight.

“Maximiliansweg” starts in Lindau

Lindau is also the start of the “Maximiliansweg”, a path that is named after King Maximilian II of Bavaria, who walked its length in the summer of 1858. The long-distance path has two different routes and varying degrees of difficulty. Walkers can choose the 359 km or 388 km route which takes them via Füssen, Lenggries and Ruhpolding to Berchtesgaden.

17 routes for Nordic walkers and runners

Nordic walkers will love the Nordic Walking Park. Lindau has joined with Nonnenhorn, Wasserburg and Bodolz to create a 130-km long network of 17 different routes ranging from 2.6 to 17.5 kilometres in length, especially for Nordic walkers. All the routes are individually signposted as they wend their way through the hills around the Lindau end of the lake and along its shore. Some routes have short cuts or can be combined with other routes. The routes are classified into three levels of difficulty.