Exploring the Old City

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Exploring Lindau Harbour

Lindau has a lot of nice architecture and is beautifully located on a peninsula at the huge Lake Constance.  A sightseeing tour of Lindau was planned for our VT Meet. In addition, there was a possibility to take a one-hour boat tour on the lake. However, none of us opted for that and simply preferred to explore the city itself.

The city of Lindau is located on the shore of Lake Constance. We visited its island part on Mainau Island – the historic part – and enjoyed discovering its small historic streets full of medieval half-timbered buildings.

Lindau  is a well-known paradise for sailors and other water sports enthusiasts.

Exploring Lindau Harbour

The magnificent old harbour area with Bavarian Lion Monument  and the 33-meter-high lighthouse built in 1856  are worth a visit. The 20-meter-hugh Mangturm (former signal tower) that dates back to the 12th century is another attraction in the harbor.  Mangturm stands in Lake Promenade that resembles you of a Mediterranean promenade. The name Mangturm is linked to the English word "mangle"  and refers to the pressing machine used by the cloth dyers.

We took a stroll in the magnificent harbor and went downtown to Market Square to admire the architecture of the Altstadt (the Old City), especially of the old town hall. It was great to take a stroll along Maximilianstrasse, the pedestrian presinct in Lindau.We saw the old bakery house – Brodlauben that dates back to 1386.

Exploring Lindau Harbour
This bakery still sells traditional pretzels and rolls.

We paid a visit to Catholic Minster Unserer Lieben Frau, the former Virgin Mary Ascension Convent – an impressive Romanesque church, where we admired the interior, especially the ceiling mural, the altar, and the organ. 

We also approached Haus zum Cavazzen (the town museum now), known as “the most beautiful middle-class house on Lake Constance”, and the Neptune Fountain hear the house. The house dates back to 1729. The Neptune Fountain was installed in 1840. It depicts the god of the sea with his trident standing on a high column.

It was interesting to see the Gigantic Sequoia in downtown Lindau. It was brought from California 150 years ago.

Lindau has an old town hall completed in 1436. It was nice to see its colourful murals representing the court life of the 15thcentury. We also saw a lot of murals on the rear side of the old town hall. The front façade of the old town hall includes a wonderful little bell turret above it, a stepped gable and an oriel from where regulations were read out.

Lindavia Fountain in Reichplatz (Empire Square) also caught our eyes. The fountain dates back to 1884. You can see four bronze figures representing the sources of wealth for the city residents: wine, corn, fish and shipping. Lindavia personifies the city itself.  The female figure holds a rudder in her hand. 

HORSCHECK says:
Another great blog with nice photos of the recent VT meeting.
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
Nemorino says:
Good that you had a trip to Lindau as part of the VT meeting. I used to visit Lake Constance quite often since one of my sons went to school there. Also I like the lakeside stage of the Bregenz opera festival in the summers.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2017
planxty says:
I love this, my friend.
Posted on: Jun 20, 2017
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Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
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Exploring Lindau Harbour: the 33 …
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Exploring Lindau Harbour: the Bav…
Felix, Ali and I
Felix, Ali and I
A view of Lake Constance
A view of Lake Constance
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
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Exploring Lindau Harbour: Bayeris…
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Exploring Lindau Harbour: old pic…
Exploring Lindau Harbour: old pict…
Exploring Lindau Harbour: old pic…
Exploring Lindau Harbour: old pict…
Exploring Lindau Harbour: old pic…
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Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
A view of Lake Constance
A view of Lake Constance
A view of Lake Constance
A view of Lake Constance
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Take your time!
Take your time!
Exploring Lindau Harbour with Ali,…
Exploring Lindau Harbour with Ali…
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
Exploring Lindau Harbour
During our lunch on Lake Promenade
During our lunch on Lake Promenade
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
During our lunch
During our lunch
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Market Square
Market Square
The rear side of the Old Town Hall
The rear side of the Old Town Hall
Lindavia Fountain
Lindavia Fountain
The Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
Arriving to Lindau
The railway station built in 1913-…
The railway station built in 1913…
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Alexander Suvorov memorial plaque
Alexander Suvorov memorial plaque
The house where Suborov stayed
The house where Suborov stayed
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Iron fountain
Iron fountain
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau: the oldest house
Downtown Lindau: the oldest house
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Downtown Lindau
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conve…
Former Virgin Mary Ascension Conv…
Haus zum Cavazzen (the town museum…
Haus zum Cavazzen (the town museu…
Exploring Market Square
Exploring Market Square
Exploring Market Square
Exploring Market Square
Haus zum Cavazzen (the town museum…
Haus zum Cavazzen (the town museu…
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
The old Sequoia in Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
The old City Hall
The old City Hall
The old City Hall
The old City Hall
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
The old City Hall
The old City Hall
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Opposite the railway station
Opposite the railway station
Opposite the railway station
Opposite the railway station
At the railway station
At the railway station
At the railway station
At the railway station
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
Exploring Lindau
My favourite booklet about Lindau
My favourite booklet about Lindau
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Admiring the landscapes on the way
Lindau
photo by: vicIII