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Coordinates: 47°32′N 9°41′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Lindau
Coat of arms of Lindau

Country Germany
State Bavaria
Administrative region Swabia
District Lindau
Population 24,343 (2003)
Area 33.18 km²
Population density 734 /km²
Elevation 401 m
Coordinates 47°32′ N 9°41′ E
Postal code 88131
Area code 08382
Licence plate code LI
Mayor Petra Meier to Bernd-Seidl (CSU)
Website lindau.de
famous harbor entrance of Lindau
famous harbor entrance of Lindau
reverse side of the old town hall of Lindau
reverse side of the old town hall of Lindau

Lindau is a German city and an island in the eastern part of the Lake Constance, the Bodensee. It is located at approximately 47°33′N 9°41′E, in the Bundesland of Bavaria and is also capital of the district of Lindau. The historic city of Lindau is located on the 0.68 km² island which is connected with the mainland by a bridge and a railway dam. Image File history File links Lindau_coat_of_arms. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Swabia (German: Schwaben) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south-west of Bavaria. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU – ) is a conservative political party in Germany. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 394 KB)COPYRIGHT TAG: This image is copyrighted. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 394 KB)COPYRIGHT TAG: This image is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1712x2288, 595 KB) Beschreibung/Description: Altes Rathaus in Lindau Quelle/Source: selbst fotografiert/photo taken by me (Baikonur), April 2004 Lizenzen/Licenses: File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1712x2288, 595 KB) Beschreibung/Description: Altes Rathaus in Lindau Quelle/Source: selbst fotografiert/photo taken by me (Baikonur), April 2004 Lizenzen/Licenses: File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Map of the Bodensee; Schweiz is Switzerland, Deutschland is Germany, and Osterreich is Austria. ... Lake Constance (German Bodensee, also known as Schwäbisches Meer (informally) and sometimes written Lake of Constance) is a lake on the Rhine between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ...

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History

Remains of an early Roman settlement of the 1st century have been found in the district of Aeschach. The name Lindau was mentioned first by a St. Gallen monk in a document in 882 stating that Graf Adalbert von Rätien had founded a nuns' monastery on the island. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The 1st century was that century which lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... Location within Switzerland St. ... A monk is a person who practices religious asceticism, the conditioning of mind and body in favor of the spirit. ... Events Carloman, King of the West Franks becomes sole king upon the death of his brother. ... For the Power Metal band, see Lord (band). ... In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave the world and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... Monastery of St. ...


In 1180 the church St. Stephan was founded. In 1224 the Franciscans founded a monastery on the island. In 1274/75 Lindau became an Imperial Free City under Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I. In 1528, Lindau accepted the Reformation. After the Thirty Years' War, in 1655 the first Lindauer Kinderfest (children's festival) was held in memory of the war time. Events April 13 - Frederick Barbarossa issues the Gelnhausen Charter November 18 - France Emperor Antoku succeds Emperor Takakura as emperor of Japan Afonso I of Portugal is taken prisoner by Ferdinand II of Leon Artois is annexed by France Prince Mochihito amasses a large army and instigates the Genpei War between... // Events Foundation of the University of Naples Livonian Brothers of the Sword conquers Latgallians Last of Arabs expelled from Sicily Births Deaths Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht (born 1153) Hojo Yoshitoki, regent of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan (born 1163) Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Monastery of St. ... Events May 7 - In France the Second Council of Lyons opens to consider the condition of the Holy Land and to agree to a union with the Byzantine church. ... In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... The brass of the tomb of Rudolph I in Speyer Rudolph I (Rudolph of Habsburg) (May 1, 1218 – July 15, 1291) was a German king, who played a vital role in raising the Habsburg family to a leading position among the royal dynasties of Germany. ... Events June 19 - Battle of Landriano - A French army in Italy under Marshal St. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Events March 25 - Saturns largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens. ...


After liquidation of the Holy Roman Empire, Lindau lost its status of an Imperial Free City in 1802. The city went to Karl August von Bretzenheim who gave the city and monastery to the Kingdom of Austria in 1804. In 1805 Austria returned the city to Bavaria. In 1853 the railway dam was built to the island. In 1856 the city built a new harbour with its characteristic land marks, the lighthouse and the lions sculpture. The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... --69. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


In 1922 the independent districts of Aeschach, Hoyren and Reutin were integrated in the city. After World War II the city was under French administration. In 1955 Lindau again returned to Bavaria. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


Today Lindau is located near where the three borders of Austria, Germany and Switzerland meet. It is nestled under the mountain Pfänder of the Alps in the lake. Due to its historic medieval city center and the pleasant location in Lake Constance, Lindau is a popular place for sightseeing tours and holidays. Annually a meeting of Nobel Prize Winners (see Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau) and a congress of medical physics is held in the city. A further attraction is the casino owned by the state of Bavaria. The Pfänder (1064m high) with its unique views of Lake Constance (Bodensee), Germany, Austria, Switzerland and 240 mountain peaks, is the most famous lookout point of the region. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... Nobel Prize medal. ...


Tourist attractions

  • Port entrance with Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion
  • Church of St. Stephan
  • Peterskirche (Church of St. Peter)
  • Cathedral "Unserer Lieben Frau" former church of the monastery ’’Maria Himmelfahrt’’
  • Maximilianstraße (main shopping street)
  • Historic Town Hall
  • Promenade on the Aeschach lake side

Economy

In former times an important trading route from Nuremberg to Italy passed by Lindau and fishery has played a big roll in the economy of the city. In the 19th century Lindau has been an important location for textile industries. Today there are a lot of small companies amongst some industrial companies: Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ...

  • Lindauer DORNIER GmbH (Textile machines)
  • Liebherr (Elektronics)
  • Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems
  • Axima Refrigeration (former Sulzer-Escher-Wyss, refrigeration and air conditioning plants)
  • Lindavia/Hero (Fruit drinks)
  • Bahlsen (Cookies and sweets)
  • ADC Automotive Distance Control (Automotive rubbers)
  • Tanner AG (Technical documentations)

Lindauer DORNIER GmbH is a textile machinery manufacturer located in Lindau, Germany. ...

Cooperations

Since 1964 Lindau has a cooperation with the French City of Chelles which was initiated by the returned French soldiers after World War II. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Chelles is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ...


Schools

Lindau has two main high schools: Bodensee-Gymnasium and Valentin-Heider-Gymnasium.


External links


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