Shopping in Lindau is very easy: Individuality instead of mass-produced goods, strolling instead of rushing. You won’t find any hypermodern mega-malls here – but you can discover lovingly designed shops in buildings, some of which are centuries old.
Magnificent pedestrian zone: Lindaus Maximilianstraße
On the island, the shops are not only lined up along the long, wide Maximilianstraße – there are also plenty of exciting and beautiful things to discover in the two parallel streets and, above all, in the numerous small side streets.
You can find everything from fashion off the mainstream to handmade jewellery made of Lake Constance stones and paintings and photographs of the region – the range of goods on offer go from A for antiques to Z for confectionery.
The best thing about it is that in many of the exclusive boutiques the products are often cheaper than one would expect from the high-quality presentation. So don’t be shy of small shops!
Lindaupark Shopping Centre
If you like it a little bigger, Lindaupark is the right place for you: The modern shopping centre with around 40 shops is located on the mainland directly at the main road and is a supra-regional attraction, especially at weekends and during the holiday season.
Under the motto “Exercise on the lake”, Lindaupark offers a shopping experience for the whole family: Here you will find trendy fashion, shoes and accessories, jewellery and watches, perfumery and cosmetics, books and magazines, electronics, photography and optics, a wide range of food as well as lots of fresh products from the region.
In the restaurants and cafés of the “Lindaupark” you can enjoy a varied cuisine or enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains while enjoying ice cream and coffee specialities on the indoor or outdoor terrace. Parking spaces are available in sufficiently large numbers.
Weekly market in Lindau
The Lindau weekly market provides a fresh supply of specialities from regional producers: In the Aeschach district, it takes place on Tuesdays mornings at the “Auf der Lärche” car park, while on the island, the Therese-von-Bayern-Platz right next to the Inselhalle is transformed into a large open-air department shop on Saturdays (all year round) and Wednesdays (from April to October) between 7:00 and 13:00.
Crunchy fruit and vegetables from the surrounding area, spicy Allgäu cheese specialities and, of course, freshly caught fish from Lake Constance delight the palates of guests and locals alike. The latter especially love their market Saturday for the “chance” meetings with friends and acquaintances, with whom the latest news about life on the island can be exchanged during a chat.
Speaking of markets: The Lindau Fair, which has been held on the island since 1652, offers a unique shopping experience. Every year in November dozens of stalls and carts line the streets of the island – the many different goods, the hustle and bustle and of course the smell of baked goods and sweets create a very special flair.