Lindau Lighthouse dates back to 1853 and is a marvelous lighthouse located on Lake Constance. It has spectacular architecture and is open to public. The lighthouse provides breathtaking panorama of the surrounding region, and hence, is well known for photography. The clock embedded in its facade is one of the most remarkable features of the attraction. Located in close proximity to the lighthouse is the striking sculpture of a lion, popularly termed the 'Bavarian Lion'. Together, these two landmarks form a stunning backdrop for the Lindau harbor, considered one of the best harbor entrances on the lake.
A ravine steeped in history, Rappenlochschlucht is one of the larges gorges in the continent. A walk through Rappenlochschlucht provides the perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings dotted with waterfalls, rocky hills, waterfalls, as well as, flora and fauna. This gorge connects Dornbirn with the village of Ebnit.
Meersburg Castle is a wonderful castle that towers above the city. The castle was first built during the 7th century and is considered to be the oldest castle in Germany. A famous attraction among the tourist and the locals, this castle has been owned by several lords and kings of various centuries whose exhibits have been well preserved over the years. The visit to the castle is done in five parts where each part has several rooms that have been well categorized. Visitors can explore the architectural area of the castle, the big wheel of the mill, the Baroque staircase, memory room, kitchen, baking room, etc. The museum also conducts themed and guided tours for which prior reservation is required.
Located by Lake Constance at Staad, Market Hall Altenrhein, or locally known as Markthalle Altenrhein is one of the most marvelous architectural projects in Saint Gallen. Conceptualized by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the features of the buildings include gilded golden onion shaped towers, bright and vibrant colors, uneven floors and windows, shady walkways, colorful ceramic pillars and green roofs. Hundertwasser wanted to create a place free of monotony by eliminating uniformity, anonymity and sterility. In the premises you shall find a bistro that serves good snacks and meals, a gallery that features Hundertwasser's graphic works (posters, postcards, prints, calendars,etc.) and a store too.
Pfarrkirche St. Martin situated in the heart of Marktplatz in Dornbirn is a historic church built in Neoclassical style of architecture. An organ built by Josef Behmann, son of Anton Behmann, sits inside this church as one of its major attractions. Pfarrkirche St. Martin is one of city's most popular religious, cultural and historic landmarks.
St. Ludwig-Kirche is a simple local church that conducts regular services and prayers. It is also known for hosting weddings. The church has a choir group that performs frequently at the church. There are activities for the families and local events are held at the church too.
The magnificent interiors of the St. Stephan Christuskirche will wow you as soon as you enter this beautiful church. The ceiling is beautifully painted, the choir windows are intricately designed, and the altar is simply spectacular. The church dates back to the 12th Century and features Rococo elements. Regular services are held in the church.
Located within the market place, the Munster Unserer Lieben Frau is a beautiful church that dates back to the 9th Century. The current building however, was constructed in the 18th Century after the great fire that caused much destruction in the town was over. The building has Baroque designs by architect Johann Caspar Bagnato. The interiors of the church are dominated by colorful frescoes and stuccoes. You can see the Rococo artworks aplenty in the church.
Lindau Abbey, of the Blessed Virgin Mary was constructed on an island in the Bodensee. It is one of the oldest structures of Lindau, with the entire town developing around it. During the Protestant reformation movement, it remained as one of the few Catholic churches. It was renovated in a Baroque-style by Giovanni Gaspare Bagnato in 1728 after a massive fire.
Like many German towns, Lindau also has its own Town Hall or Altes Rathaus. This magnificent building was built in the 15th Century and boasts exquisite Gothic features. The architecturally distinct building is a popular attraction for tourists and a spectacular venue for a number of local events. The hall's facade, which is made up of colorful murals, is particularly striking and makes for a popular photo spot. Take a pleasant walk down the street in the heart of the quaint island and admire the beautiful historic building that stands out among the rest.
This beautiful street in the heart of the city is a popular promenade for shopping enthusiasts. The historic cobbled streets retain the same charm from when they were laid in the Middle Ages. Quaint, rustic houses line the streets, and many charming shops and cafes, with their wafting aromas, beckon the traveler to take a peek. Old family shops displaying local goods call for a delightful window-shopping experience. Overall, the trip to this island is incomplete without exploring the vintage atmosphere of Maximilianstraße.