Mountain Biking Highlight
The location is unique: a crystal clear lake, in the background snow-capped mountains, a lush green surroundings and in the middle a historic island with incomparable charm. Lindau's Old Town is situated on an almost 70-hectare island in Lake Constance. With its centuries-old buildings, lively squares and picturesque streets, it exudes an almost Mediterranean flair. Behind the famous harbor entrance with the Bavarian Lion and the new lighthouse, the impressive panorama of the Alps and Lake Constance opens up. On the waterfront, which is considered one of the most beautiful on Lake Constance, one can follow the maritime hustle and bustle in the harbor from one of the many cafes.
Lindau on Lake Constance - the "Bavarian Riviera". Life here is multifaceted, happy, casual, lukewarm. The mild climate, the beautiful nature of the Lake Constance region and Lake Constance make Lindau such a popular holiday destination. As the starting point for numerous outdoor activities, the small town on Lake Constance is ideal, thanks to its proximity to the mountains and easy access by public transport.
The most famous sight in Lindau as well as on the whole Bodensee is the Lindau harbor entrance. It is the landmark of the city and stands out not least by the six-meter-high lion statue and the new lighthouse in the eye. The new lighthouse is 33 meters high. If you take the 139 steps upwards, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the island city, Lake Constance and the Alps.
Early signs of colonization on the city were found on the ridge near the former Catholic cemetery of Aeschach, on the mainland opposite the island. Here in 1878 Roman traces of settlement were discovered and in 1888 the foundations of a former villa suburbana were uncovered. The building with hypocaust heating dates from the second century AD and is now in the so-called "Roman Park". A Roman past is after a Münzfund folksmündlich also for the today's "Roman hill" accepted, one of the three former sub-islands Lindau, for which the older designation "castle" exists. Although such coin finds have little significance, it can be assumed as probable that "a natural base such as the Lindau Island" served as a retreat for the local Romans or Romans during the early Migration Period; However, a larger settlement can not be assumed.
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!