Welcome to Lindenberg im Allgäu, the sunniest of all Bavarian towns. Yes, really. Lindenberg receives more sunshine than anywhere else in Bavaria.
Maybe that’s why the place got into the hat business. Straw hats to be more exact. Production of the head covering began all the way back in 1656. Consequently, you won’t find a local history museum in Lindenberg, you’ll find a Hat Museum instead.
It’s also why Lindenberg has an annual Hat Day (called Huttag) every April; although the Hat Queen’s reign is for two years and is consulted on fashion and acts like a tourist ambassador.
Even though Lindenberg’s hat production is nowhere like it used to be, you might like to buy one before hanging out at the Waldsee or Forest Lake for the day. The town’s on the German Alpine Road, so keep a look out for the majestic Alps in the background.
One of the coolest festivals in Lindenberg is the Cheese and Gourmet Fest (held at the end of August). Try samples of delicious food, not only from Bavaria and other parts of Germany; but, France, Switzerland, Holland, Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. What’s the German word for yum? :-)
The Lindenberg Weekly Market is held every Saturday, which is another way to try some yummy Swabian street food.
Eat up, you’ll need the energy to visit Lindenberg’s church of Saints Peter & Paul, and the town’s oldest house, a wooden house built in 1590.
You’ll also need the sustenance to enjoy all the Nordic Walking, bicycling, and swimming one person can handle. Join in on a guided walking or mountain tour; just don’t forget your walking stick.
But, keep in mind this is Bavaria so winter sports are also a big deal here. You got ice skating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and normal skiing.
The way it seems, Lindenberg im Allgäu has more going on than just sunshine.