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Altstadt Lindau

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Altstadt Lindau

DE-88131 Lindau (Bodensee)

Geodetic coordinates

47.546599 9.685498

Communication

Lindau is a city in southern Bavaria on the shore of Lake Constance or the Bodensee. It lies on the border to the Austrian federal-state of Vorarlberg with its capital city Bregenz which is within walking distance (about 10km along the lake). The historic town is on an island and full of medieval and half-timbered buildings. One can also take boat tours leaving the small harbor and just sit and enjoy a Weissbier admiring the view of Austria and Switzerland and the Alps across the lake.

On a sunny day in summer Lindau is a great place to be. The town is old and very beautiful and has a good market.

See

First step after reaching Lindau should be to contact the tourist info centre just outside the train station, where one can get a list of beautiful buildings in the town and a free map too. On a sunny day, the views that this town offers are awesome.

  • Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), Bismarckplatz 4. Construction started in 1422 and took about 14 years to complete. Make sure to also look at the south facade. 
  • Lighthouse. Climb the lighthouse (33m). Views are great from that height. €1.80 adults, €0.70 children. 
  • Mangturm, Seepromenade. A tower (20m) that was built in the 12th century as part of the town's defence wall. The interior is only accessible as part of a "fairy tale" event - for adults May-Sep every Friday at 19:00 and for children during the summer holidays (beginning of Aug- beginning of September) every Tuesday 10:30. Adults €8, children €3. 
  • Diebsturm, Zeppelinstraße (On the island). Constructed in 1380 as part of the city walls. It was also used as a prison, hence the name. 
  • Stadtmuseum (City Museum), Marktplatz 6 (on the market place),  +49 8382 944073. Only open during the summer season. Museum with collections about the history of the city. A collection of mechanical musical instruments can be seen on a guided tour. There are also changing art exhibitions. The building of the museum, called Cavazzen, is an impressive baroque building from 1729. €3 adults, €1.50 consessions. 
  • Bavarian Lion

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