Whether accurately laid out and meticulously tended or colorful and seemingly rampant – parks and gardens symbolize welcome oases in everyday life for many people. In a time in which everything is becoming faster and faster and more mobile, they offer space to rest, to look around and to let your soul dangle. Lindau also has a lot to offer when it comes to recreation in the countryside.
Bright colors and lush green
For a city like Lindau, which contributes to the recreation and relaxation of the people both by its location at the lake and its mild climate, parks and gardens make an indispensable part of the culture of life. There are many green oases here – in very different forms.
The Lindenhofpark on the mainland fascinates with its ancient trees and historic footpaths; in the Stadtgarten on the island you will be enchanted by the exotic trees and the colorful flowerbeds.
Some private gardens, such as that of Wolfgang Seethaler, are also accessible. In addition, Ferdinand Sündermann’s botanical Alpine and rock garden and the Lindau Dahlia Show with over 800 varieties invite you to look, marvel and buy. The Lindau Garden Days take place in spring 2021.
Bavarian Riviera at Lake Constance
The Bavarian Riviera is an approximately six-kilometer-long stretch of shore of the Lindau Lake Constance, along which some 30 villas are lined up. The magnificent buildings were erected in the 19th and 20th centuries by the nobility and the upper middle classes and are today considered a garden artistic heritage. Behind melodious names such as Villa Alwind, Villa Leuchtenberg, Villa Lindenhof, Villa Toscana or Villa Wacker are not only architectural highlights, but also exciting family stories.
Most of the buildings are privately owned and not open to the public – nevertheless, a walk along the Bavarian Riviera is worthwhile in any case: Ancient trees, well-kept gardens and last but not least the view of water and mountains will inspire you – no matter what season!
Garden show 2021 in Lindau
Lindau is getting even greener: From May 20 to September 26, 2021, Lindau and the region will host the Bavarian Garden Show. It will transform the city into a sensual experience of gardens, water and panorama.
More than 2,000 individual events will make for a glittering summer party. The Hintere Insel Lindau will be permanently transformed into a green garden beach and show off its scenic beauty. In addition, the nature experiences in Weiler, Scheidegg and Schlachters create a whole group of further attractions for residents and visitors.
State Garden Show Überlingen 2021
And another garden show will open its doors in 2021 at Lake Constance: the Baden-Württemberg State Garden Show will be held in Überlingen from April 9 to October 17, 2021. The event, originally planned for 2020, has been postponed by one year due to the corona pandemic.
As a guest, you will therefore have the unique opportunity to travel from one green highlight to the next at Lake Constance in 2021. A day trip to Überlingen offers a wealth of beautiful things to discover – the best way to get there is by train. And in the evening you can enjoy your sundowner in Lindau at the newly designed lakeside area.
Garden Year at Lake Constance 2021
The mild climate of the Lake Constance region has always played into the hands of gardeners. In the midle of the landscape characterised by the blue lake and green shores, over the centuries, parks full of views and lovingly tended gardens have been created. No wonder, then, that in one year two garden shows directly on the lake invite visitors to enjoy gardening. Pure gardening is the name of the game in 2021, when the lake in the four-countries region will go green. The State Garden Show in Überlingen and the Garden Show in Lindau will present new parks and the highest art of gardening. Many other gardens and parks around the lake can be discovered in the “Lake Constance Gardens” network, and all are well connected.
All around Lake Constance, the entire horticultural history of Europe is on display. From the Stone Age to Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the 19th century and on to the present day, visitors can experience it at first hand. There is hardly any distance to cover. And if they wish, they can simply travel from garden to garden by boat, bus or train.
Garden Culture Trail Lindau
The “Gartenkulturpfad Lindau” is a collection of different walks in the greenery. If you follow one of the paths across island and mainland, you will embark on a fascinating journey: Huge old trees provide shade in extensive parks. Through artistically designed garden portals you can catch a glimpse of magnificent old villas. Over apple trees and vines, the view extends as far as Austria and Switzerland; elsewhere, one imagines oneself transported to England in the face of such perfectly designed nature.
Parks & Gardens in the region
Lake Constance, the Allgäu and Vorarlberg form a fascinatingly beautiful region – a Garden of Eden, some say. If you take a closer look, you will notice that it is often not nature alone that creates such wonderful sights and oases of peace: It takes passionate gardeners who create small works of art from the existing natural wealth.
We present a small selection of these here – of course the parks and gardens can also be visited.
Gardens in the region
- Insel Mainau
- Helix Garten at the Degersee
- Artemisia Allgäuer Kräutergarten
- Mariengarten Bildstein
- Walderlebnispfad Möggers