2021 will be a significant year for Lindau in many respects, one that will bring lasting change to our city – and we are very much looking forward to it! The themes of water, nature and gardens have always been of central importance to us at Lake Constance, and will be given even more prominence in the coming months: With the 33rd Bavarian Garden Show, an event is taking place that will not only attract many guests, but will also beautify the island of Lindau for many years to come. In keeping with the theme, the Lindau Cultural Office is showing an exhibition in the Art Museum that focuses on gardens and greenery. And finally, the Therme Lindau, an ultra-modern wellness oasis that invites visitors to enjoy a relaxing stay all year round, is opening its doors. Contemporary, forward-looking and sustainable: thanks to these highlights, your visit to Lindau is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

33rd Bavarian Garden Show in Lindau

The liberating expanse of the water, the lush green of the parks and slopes, the clear air of the mountains. What has always made Lindau in Lake Constance special will be taken up and put into focus by the Lindau Garden Show in 2021: From 20 May to 26 September 2021, the island and the surrounding area of Lindau will be transformed into a sensual experience of gardens, water and panorama.

The heart of the southernmost garden show ever held in Bavaria is on the island of Lindau – or more precisely on its western side: an attractive area with a wide variety of offerings has been created around the formerly dreary car park on the Hintere Insel. The garden show grounds cover about 5.3 hectares; a total of more than 70 partners and exhibitors are involved in the diverse and varied programme. Spread over the 130 days, more than 2,000 individual events will ensure a colourful summer festival of nature.

And the beauty of it: when the gates of the garden show close, the grounds will remain – as a place of deceleration, encounter and exchange. So locals and guests can continue to benefit from this unique event in the future.

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"Marc Chagall - Heavenly Gardens" at the Lindau Art Museum

The richness of nature and the beauty of gardens are also the dominant theme of the annual special exhibition presented by the Lindau Cultural Office: from May to 31 October 2021, colourful paintings by Marc Chagall will be on display at the Kunstmuseum in Maximilianstraße 52.

With his unmistakable pictorial language and the beauty of his colours, the painter-poet Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) left his mark on 20th century art as one of the very great masters of modernism. Seemingly liberated from space and time, his dreamy and colourful compositions unfold an incomparable magic. The pictures assembled in the Lindau show depict the lush vegetation of southern countries and flowers in all colours and illustrate Chagall’s deeply felt longing for a life in close harmony with nature. Picture-filling and colourful bouquets of flowers with lovers demonstrate Chagall’s mastery as a colourist.

As curator, Prof. Dr. Roland Doschka devotes his entire passion to this exhibition and brings together works from important private collections and art foundations.

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Image: Marc Chagall, Nelkenstrauß mit Liebespaar in Grün, 1950, gouache, pastel, oil and brush and ink on paper, private collection
Marc Chagall © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Therme Lindau offers wellness with a view of the Alps and lake panorama

If you are looking for a time-out during which you can regenerate in a pleasantly relaxed ambience, the new Lindau Spa is the right place for you: the largest and most modern spa ensemble on Lake Constance opens in mid-May. The panoramic location directly on the lakeshore not only offers breathtaking views of the water and the mountain ranges, but also a very special atmosphere – there is hardly a better way to switch off and recharge.

The wellness oasis was built in three years on the former site of the Eichwald lido and combines a variety of options for leisure fun, sports activities and relaxation under one roof.  In the warm months, the main attractions are direct access to the lake, a 50-metre sports pool and an open-air leisure pool. When it gets colder outside, you can treat yourself to relaxing hours in the indoor area: The largest sauna facility on Lake Constance by far offers twelve different saunas in which healthy sweating becomes a real experience.

The noble materials and minimalist architecture of the spa provide the perfect setting for a relaxing stay – even if it’s just for a short break over the weekend. Whether splashing around, swimming, taking a sauna or in the spa area: guests of all ages get their money’s worth here.

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Entrance fees and tickets

Garden Show Lindau

  • Day tickets
    16,00 € adults , 75,00 € block of 5 tickets
    8,50 € Reduced (pupils, students, trainees etc.)
    3,00 € child (7-17 years)
    14,00 € per person in groups of 20 persons or more
  • Season ticket
    90,00 € adults
    50,00 € reduced rate
    20,00 € young people (7- 17 years)

Cultural Highlight 2021 “Marc Chagall – Gardens of Paradise

  • 9,50 € adults
  • 5,00 € Reduced (pupils, students, trainees etc.)
  • 3,50 € per child (7 – 17 years)
  • Children up to 6 years free

Lindau Thermal Baths

  • Therme incl. sports & family pool, lido
    2 hours: 20,00 € (daily), 22,50 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    4 hours: 25,00 € (daily), 27,50 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    Day ticket: 30,00 € (daily), 32,50 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    Surcharge for sauna: 5,00 €
  • Sports & family pool incl. lido
    1,5 hours: 3,50 € (daily), 5,00 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    2 hours: 5,50 € (daily), 7,00 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    4 hours: 7,50 € (daily), 9,00 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
    Day ticket: 9,50 € (daily), 11,00 € (weekend, vacations and public vacations)
  • Lido
    One-way ticket child 3,00 €
    One-way ticket adults 5,00 €
    Family ticket: 30,00 €

Mobile on site

In the course of the innovations in and around Lindau, the city is also placing special focus on easy, environmentally friendly travel as well as flexibility on site. In the Lindau district of Reutin on the mainland, a new railway station will open in December 2020. It will serve as a central hub and interface for the newly electrified Munich – Zurich railway line, which has been expanded by Deutsche Bahn and SBB over the past three years. The journey time between the two metropolises with a stop in Lindau on Lake Constance will thus be significantly reduced.

The introduction of the ECHT BODENSEE CARD (EBC) also enables overnight guests in Lindau to use numerous forms of public transport free of charge. You can travel free of charge on city buses, regional buses and regional trains throughout the Bodensee Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund (bodo). In addition, the EBC gives you attractive discounts at more than 185 attractions and excursion destinations in the four-country region of Lake Constance.