The Lindau District extends right out into the middle of glacier-formed Lake Constance, where the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland intersect. Here you can fish, sail, swim, and camp by the shores of Europe’s third largest freshwater body of water.
Lindau District Map
Towns & Villages in the Lindau (Bodensee) District
- Lindau (Bodensee)
- Lindenberg im Allgäu
- Röthenbach (Allgäu)
- Wasserburg (Boden.)
You will notice how the local architecture varies widely from simple shingled houses to stately Patrician mansions. This reflects the influences of early Roman and later Napoleonic rule, as well as native Swabian sensibilities.
Three towns of the district are located on the water’s edge. Wasserburg am Bodensee is a lakeside resort you will find relaxing, with its beaches and boat rentals, freshly caught fish and delicious local fruits. Nearly Nonnenhorn will offer you samplings of native wines and plenty of healthy fresh air.
Meanwhile, the capital of Lindau rests peacefully upon an island just offshore, connected to the shoreline by a bridge, its port marked by a famous Bavarian lion sculpture. Here you can walk the Aeschach Promenade, tour a lighthouse and old churches, or browse the many retail shops that crowd Maximilian Street.
Inland to the north, the western Allgäu Mountains rise. Nestled in the hills is the quiet town of Lindenberg im Allgäu, where straw hats were famous and widely distributed from the 17th-century on. Today, the hat trade has all but disappeared, but you can still see vestiges in the town’s Hat Museum and its annual Huttag (Hat Day) celebration.