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Lindau is a major town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German). It is located near the borders of Austria and Switzerland . The coat of arms of Lindau is a linden tree, referring to the origin of the town's name in German. Lindau is connected to the mainland by a road bridge and a railway leading to the Lindau station

The first use of the name Lindau was documented in 882 by a monk from St. Gallen, stating that Adalbert (count of Raetia) had founded a nunnery on the island. However the remains of an early Roman settlement dating back to the 1st century have been found in the area as well.In 1180, St. Stephan's church was founded. In 1224 the Franciscans founded a monastery on the island. And Lindau became an Imperial Free City under King Rudolf I. It lost its status as an Imperial Free City in 1802, after the dissolution of the  Holy Roman Empire. The city and the monastery became part of the Kingdom of Austria in 1804. In 1805 Austria returned Lindau to Bavaria.

IThe town is located near the meeting point of the Austrian, German and Swiss borders and is nestled on the lake in front of Austria's Pfänder mountain. Lindau is popular with sightseers and holidaymakers for its medieval town center and picturesque location on Lake Constance. In summer the lodgings are full and so are the parking areas on the island. Whenever we go to Bregenz, we always go to Lindau. The photo was shot from Austria but the photo is of Lindau located in Germany, Lindau is generally the first stop on any ferry cruise of Bodensee.

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