The view of of Lake Constance (Bodensee) from Lindau Island, Germany.

The lake of 3 countries, Lake Constance & Lindau Island

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The view of of Lake Constance (Bodensee) from Lindau Island, Germany.

Lake Constance

Or Bodensee in German, is unique as it is nestled on the border or 3 different countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Central Europe’s third largest lake, is 40 miles (65 km) long and 9 miles (15km) wide and is nourished by the River Rhine.

This lake is blessed with a mild dry climate in the summer and with the Alps as a back drop, makes this a lovely location for families to enjoy various outdoor activities, or to just simply sunbathe.

The harbour

Off of the German bank lies Lindau Island, the panorama from here across the lake is really wonderful.

The Lighthouse & Lion Statue flank the harbour of Lindau Island on Lake Constance or Bodensee, Germany.

The picturesque harbour that lies on this historic island is certainly worth a visit. Take a stroll around and enjoy the relaxed friendly atmosphere, you’ll be able to see Bavaria’s only lighthouse and the lion sculpture that flank the harbour entrance.

The Mangturm in the harbour of Lindau Island, on Lake Constance (Bodensee), Germany.

Within the harbour you will also observe the stunning mangturm with its eye-catching tiled roof.

The Rathaus

Other architecture that can be found in this medieval town, particularly the old town hall has been wonderfully preserved.

The Altes Rathaus on Lindau Island, Lake Constance, (Bodensee), Germany
The Altes Rathaus from Bismarckplatz in Lindau Island on Lake Constance, (Bodensee,) Germany.

Beautiful from either side.

The Lindavia Fountain

Atop which stands Lindavia, the patroness of the town, surrounded by the four allegorica figures representing Navigation, Fishery, Viniculture & Agriculture. Inaugurated to mark the 20th anniversary of the reigh of King Ludwig II. Remember him from the ‘Castles of Kings

The Lindavia Fountain (Lindaviabrunnen) in Lindau Island on Lake Constance, (Bodensee,) Germany

The Diebsturm

The Diebsturm or jail, tower on Lindau Island, Lake Constance, (Bodensee,) Germany.

The Diebsturm, the tower of the city jail. Originally built around 1380, and restored in 2013.

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About the Author

Janis

Janis, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born in London and raised in Kent and the Isle of Wight. Along with Gary her partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, they decided that enough was enough with the 9 to 5, so armed with the knowledge and experience that they had gained on their adventures, that they wanted to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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