A particularly beautiful, almost 20-kilometre stretch of the shore in this traditional agricultural area belongs to Bavaria. In recent years a special effort has been made to preserve the countryside and keep the lake clean: it is also one of the largest drinking water reservoirs in the region. Historic towns such as Wasserburg and Lindau with its town residences are among the attractions of this area. Lake Constance is not only a paradise for bathers but also for water sport enthusiasts. Everyone - whether sailors, windsurfers, canoeists or water-skiers - will get their money’s worth here and, furthermore, enjoy the unique natural Alpine scenery.
Lindau is the centre of Lake Constance tourism in Bavaria, but with just under 25,000 inhabitants it’s markedly smaller. Nevertheless, with its historic district on Lindau Island, it’s among the most popular travel destinations in the region and along the Alpine road. Its harbour entrance, with its lion and lighthouse, is one of the most famous landmarks on the lake.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Lake DwellingA walk over the wooden bridges and through the thatched mud-built houses of the Lake Dwelling Museum quickly turns into a journey back in time. On display are exhibits from the Stone and Bronze Ages that date back to 4000 to 800 BC. The reconstructed scenes from the Neolithic period show what life would have been like for farmers, fishermen and graziers living in a small settlement on the shores of Lake Constance. The reconstruction of daily life in Unteruhldingen during the Bronze Age shows that, even 3,000 years ago, there were differences between rich and poor. The 1922 founded Lake Dwelling Museum is the oldest open air museum in Germany. 23 houses of Stone and Bronze age – reconstructed by archaeological features from Upper Swabia and Lake Constance – are furnished.
Boat trips from LindauYou can explore the whole lake on one of the many pleasure boats that ply its waters. From Lindau, take a trip to Bregenz, Mainau, Überlingen or perhaps the prehistoric lake dwellings at Unteruhldingen. The Bodenseeschifffahrt boats criss-cross the lake, or take a one or two-hour round trip from Lindau’s harbour. At the landing stage by Lindau Casino the MS Bayern is ready to take you for a 1 or 1 ½-hour cruise on the lake.
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