2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernhweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
After five days and four nights in Munich for BMW, the Deutsches Museum and its Verkehrszentrum and for Neuschwanstein, we travelled to Lindau.
Lindau is a city in southern Bavaria on the shore of Lake Constance or the Bodensee. It lies on the border to the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the nearby Austrian town of Bregenz is within walking distance. It’s also near the cantons of Sankt Gallen and Thurgau in Switzerland.
The historic town is actually an island and therefore technically called Lindau im Bodensee, (Lindau in Lake Constance). You’ll also find the name Lindau am Bodensee as the rail embankment makes Lindau a peninsula.
Full of medieval and half-timbered buildings it is quite the tourist attraction. You can take boat tours on the lake or a ferry to Austria or Switzerland.
Lindau is quaint. A portmanteau term for everything cute, old-looking, fit as a backdrop for a romantic, nostalgic film. Houses, churches, squares, streets, markets.
We stayed at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, which Danny will review. It had a voew on the harbour and its lighthouse, its lion and its mole.
Touring the island
We tried literally walking around the island, but engineering works prevented us to walk next to the water everywhere. Insert sad face.
Lindau is cute and has a very different atmosphere compared to Munich, Nuremberg or Leipzig. Time is slower there.
- The delicious German state secret: dining onboard Deutsche Bahn.
- VIDEO | Leipzig Hauptbahnhof.
- Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof.
- EAST GERMANY | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig’s GDR museum.
- Hyperion Leipzig.
- By ICE from Leipzig to Nuremberg.
- Nuremberg Transport Museum / DB Museum.
- Novotel Nuremberg City Centre.
- Documentation Center NS Party Rallying Grounds in Nuremberg.
- Nuremberg’s Zeppelin Field with the Norisring.
- Memorium Nuremberg Trials.
- Nuremberg’s real-life Playmobil Imperial Castle.
- You need at least two full days in Nuremberg.
- DB Regio from Nuremberg to Regensburg.
- Thurn und Taxis princely palace museum in Regensburg.
- Eurostars Park Hotel Maximilian Regensburg.
- With Alex from Regensburg to Munich.
- BMW Museum & BMW Welt in Munich.
- Munich’s Olympiapark.
- Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.
- Deutsches Museum’s Verkehrszentrum or Transport Centre in Munich.
- Deutsches Museum’s main site on Munich’s Museuminsel.
- By train to Neuschwanstein.
- Only 15 Minutes and No Photos in Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle.
- Museum of the Bavarian Kings in Schwangau near Neuschwanstein.
- Füssen in Bavaria, the gateway to Neuschwanstein.
- Münchner Stadtmuseum – Munich City Museum.
- MUNICH | Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne.
- Five days and four nights in Munich, including Neuschwanstein.
- By train to Lindau and Lake Constance.
- Nightjet Vienna/Innsbruck to Brussels, or how we got thrown off the train in Aachen.