The colourful mixture of folk festival, amusement park and grocery market is a good opportunity to visit Lindau even outside the main season. Around 180 merchants, 60 showmen and thousands of visitors spread a busy and cheerful atmosphere on the island for four days every year.
Due to the Corona pandemic, there will be no Lindau Fair in 2021!
A festival with tradition
While in many towns and villages in Germany the funfair takes place during spring and summer, the colourful hustle and bustle in Lindau only begins in November. The reason for this is the long tradition of the funfair: in the middle of the 17th century there were originally two fairs – one in spring and one in autumn. At that time, the arriving merchants brought many goods to the island that were otherwise not available or difficult to obtain. So locals and guests stocked up on daily necessities at the All Saints’ Market.
And even today the fair is still a good opportunity to stroll and shop, enjoy delicious food and celebrate in a relaxed atmosphere.
Colourful activity on the island
From the pedestrian zone to the churches on the market square, the stalls of the flying merchants line up side by side. Practical household goods, colourful toys, pretty decorative items or unusual handicrafts – everyone will find something to their liking here. On the seaport promenade, fans of amusement rides get their money’s worth. A romantic ferris wheel ride with a view of the lion and lighthouse, a wild ride in a bumper car or a nostalgic game on the chain carousel – what would you like to have? If you prefer something a little quieter, you might enjoy traditional amusements such as balloon throwing, ball pinning or thread pulling.
Whatever you feel like doing: The colourful mixture of folk festival, amusement park and grocery market will certainly inspire you – it is not for nothing that the Lindau funfair has been a magnet for visitors from near and far for centuries.
Opening hours of the funfair
- 5 – 8 November 2021
- “Krämermarkt” daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Fairground rides daily from 10:00 to 21:45
- Sunday open on the island from 12:00 to 17:00
- Monday family day with reduced prices on rides
How to get to the funfair
We kindly ask you to arrive by public transport.
The main train station is located directly at the festival area on the Lindau Island.
The Schifffahrtsbetriebe Vorarlberg Lines offer a shuttle service between Lindau and Bregenz.
- Round trip € 9.60 per adult and € 4.80 per child
- Departure from Bregenz harbour: 11:00 | 12:30 | 14:00 | 15:30 | 17:00 – Arrival at Lindau harbour: 11:20 | 12:50 | 14:20 | 15:50 | 17:20
- Departure Lindau Harbour: 11:40 | 13:10 | 14:40 | 16:10 | 17:40 – Arrival Bregenz Harbour 12:00 | 13:30 | 15:00 | 16:30 | 18:00
If you still need to travel by car, the P1 and P2 car parks on the mainland are available for a fee.