On Lake Constance, the seasons all have their own special flavour. And the same goes for the many events that take place in Lindau during the course of the year. They include centuries-old traditions such as the Lindau Children’s Festival and the Annual Fair. Then there is a huge range of more modern sporting, cultural and musical events.
Alongside the town’s top highlights, all year round there are many smaller events such as readings, guided tours, exhibitions, lounge concerts and much more. Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s going on now or on a particular date in Lindau and the surrounding area.
For many years, the summer season has opened with the very popular special exhibitions at the Stadtmuseum (this year featuring the works of Emil Nolde). At Easter fans of classical music flock to the first-class concerts staged by the International Concert Association, while sailors and lovers of water sports look forward to the “Rund Um” long-distance regatta which is held every June.
The town of Lindau itself is also the backdrop for some remarkable events. For example, the Stadtfest, the town festival, when stages are set up around the old town for a varied programme of events and music – from pop to folk to punk – that goes on into the wee hours. The town’s unique lakeside location attracts visitors from far and wide to the Harbour Christmas Market, one of the region’s most beautiful Christmas markets.
The “Komm und See” wine festival also bubbles over with a very special atmosphere when the eleven wineries at the Bavarian end of Lake Constance open their doors to the public. The Autumn Food and Wine festival, is the perfect opportunity to taste the wonderful produce that the region has to offer.
The sporting highlight of the year is the Sparkasse Three Countries Marathon. Thousands of runners pound the streets from Lindau Harbour across the border into Austria and Switzerland to the finish in Bregenz.
A visit to Lindau’s theatre should also be on every visitor’s itinerary. The theatre season traditionally begins in autumn. Take the opportunity to see a performance in the very special setting of the Stadttheater. The theatre’s programme is always very popular. Have fun in Lindau!