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The Bodensee (Lake Constance in English) has two famous islands, the "flower island" Mainau, most of it a great park in the Western part, and Lindau, a charming town in the East. The airview picture (borrowed from the official Lindau website) shows perfectly the unique situation of this little city. It is a small city with about 24000 inhabitants, 3500 of them living on the island which is connected by a road and a railway bridge with the short Bavarian shore of the Bodensee.
Lindau has a long history, was "Freie Reichsstadt" and of course well fortified (some parts of it still exist) and is now Bavaria`s share of the Lake Constance between Bundesland Baden -Wuerttemberg and the Austrian Bay of Bregenz in Vorarlberg with the great background of the Swiss Alps above the opposite shore.
Lindau has the only thing in the whole Bavaria which can be called a harbour (apart of its harbours along rivers like the Danube, of course) - a harbour which offers a shelter against storms (not so infrequent at this lake) and two real lighthouses!
Needless to say that Lindau is one of the main touristic destinations along this great lake.
- Pros:one off the most attractive places around Lake Constance
- Cons:crowded, of course
- In a nutshell:surely worth the trip
when we visited the harbour there was none of the numerous excursion boats in it but a tiny real steamboat, brand new... more travel advice
The harbour is the landmark of Lindau. In its present shape it is originating from the late 19th century. It is the... more travel advice
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