In and around Lindau you will find a variety of excursion possibilities that can be reached quickly and easily – by foot or bike, car, bus and train or by boat. Just set off, arrive and enjoy your perfect holiday at Lake Constance.

Diverse possibilities

How relaxation works in Lindau at Lake Constance? You soak up the sun on the lakeshore and let your gaze wander into the distance. You take a walk through the hilly surrounding area or a stroll through the extensive lakeside parks. You sit in a cafĂ© and watch the hustle and bustle on the harbour promenade. Or you rent a boat and go out on the water – into the sunrise or sunset.

Whichever you choose: you will certainly have a good time here. And the best thing about it: For many activities you don’t have to walk or drive far – because Lindau combines a multitude of possibilities.

Have fun around the water

A boat trip is fun… and many other water sports are at least as much fun! For those who want to rely on their own strength, there are a number of places on the island and on the shore of the mainland where it is easy to get into the water.

For those who prefer to drift, there is a wide range of “transport options” to choose from: A boat – with sail or motor? For rowing or paddling? Maybe surfing or rather stand-up paddling? The decision is entirely up to you! All equipment can be rented directly on the island or in the immediate vicinity.

Courses are also offered for many sports such as surfing or sailing. Lindau also offers exciting underwater worlds for divers. And those who like to eat their own food during their holiday can fish their dinner fresh from the lake.

Whether you are a professional sportsman or an occasional water rat: When you set sail with us, fun is guaranteed!


Safety on the lake

Before you plunge into the (cold) water, here are a few important tips and recommendations for your safety on Lake Constance.

When the sky is cloudless, the sun gives everything and the water glitters so beautifully turquoise-blue, Lake Constance invites you to swim, take a SUP or go on a boat tour. But don’t underestimate the inland lake during thunderstorms and foehn: Because Lake Constance is capricious, sometimes even insidious and because of its basin location below the Alps, it quickly becomes a danger for water rats and sportsmen when the weather changes.

You can find important information and recommendations for your safety here.




Over hill and dale

Lindau is also the ideal starting point for those who prefer to go on foot – for short or long tours, along the lake, to the hills of the foothills of the Alps or to the rugged peaks of the surrounding mountains. Nordic walkers can look forward to a route network of around 130 kilometers.

On land there are also the best conditions for sporting activities. Excursions by bike are extremely popular: with your own or a rented bike you can, for example, follow the Lake Constance cycle path or discover your own route in the surrounding area.

Those who like sports can play tennis in an indoor or outdoor arena, and golfers will also get their money’s worth in Lindau and the surrounding area. Two mini-golf courses are available for the youngsters near the island.

Lindau has a lot to offer besides Lake Constance – and is therefore also the perfect holiday resort for people going ashore!


Discover the region

Lindau offers you the perfect starting point for interesting, varied excursions in the four-country region around Lake Constance. Visit castles, explore the sights in the historical cities on a day trip or discover the various cultural monuments and exciting museums around Lindau.

We will be happy to tell you the best excursion tips for Lake Constance – both here on our website and on social media or personally at our tourist information office.

Lindau is also worth a trip in winter

Granted: When you hear “island city”, the first thing that comes to mind is not steep ski slopes and groomed cross-country trails. When it comes to Lindau, however, you should do exactly that – because friends of winter sports reach their destination here faster than many people think.

After all, we have the mountains of the Allgäu as well as the Austrian Vorarlberg and Switzerland right on our doorstep! Many destinations can be reached comfortably by bus and train, so you can enjoy the trip through the often snow-covered mountains in a relaxed manner.

Here you can find out which winter sports activities you can look forward to during your holiday at Lindau on Lake Constance.