One of the larger towns on Lake Constance (Bodensee), the old town of Lindau is actually a small island connected to the main shore by a long bridge. Considered the gateway to Bavaria, Lindau reflects the character of that region with elaborately painted buildings and onion-domed towers that differ greatly from the other cities around the lake. (2001)
A view of the famous harbor entrance of Lindau with the Bavarian Lion Monument and lighthouse on either side
St. Mary’s Church and the Neptune fountain
St. Peter’s Church (Peterskirche), one of the oldest churches in Germany (1000 AD!)—now a WWII memorial.
There are many of these ornately painted buildings throughout the town of Lindau reflecting a Bavarian tradition. (Though I am told some date to pre-WWII and were painted as Aryan ideals.)
Another view of the Lindau port and the Lion Monument (Löwenmole) from the platform of the old lighthouse