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Lindau (district)

Adm. Region:Schwaben
Area:323 km²
Inhabitants:77,100 (2000)
pop. density:238 inh./km²
Car identification:LI

Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the district of Unterallgäu, Austria (federal state of Vorarlberg), Lake Constance and the state of Baden-Württemberg (districts of Bodenseekreis and Ravensburg).

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The city of Lindau became a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, that means it was directly subordinate to the emperor. The rural areas around Lindau were property of monasteries or tiny counties, that emerged and sank in the region. When French troops under Napoleon entered the area, all these entities were dissolved. In 1806 the region fell to Bavaria.

The district of Lindau was established in 1938. After the Second World War it became part of the French zone of ocupation, while the rest of Bavaria was under US-American occupation. In 1955 the district was reincorporated into Bavaria. The city of Lindau, which had been a district-free city, became a part of the district in 1972.


In the southwest the district borders Lake Constance, more precisely its eastern part known as Obersee. To the north the countryside rises to the hills of the western Allgäu mountains.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a lime tree symbolising the city of Lindau ("lime tree" is Linde in German)
  • the arms of the counts of Montfort
  • a blue wavy line symbolising Lake Constance

Towns and municipalities

  1. Lindau
  2. Lindenberg
  1. Bodolz
  2. Gestratz
  3. Grünenbach
  4. Heimenkirch
  5. Hergatz
  6. Hergensweiler
  7. Maierhöfen
  8. Nonnenhorn
  1. Oberreute
  2. Opfenbach
  3. Röthenbach
  4. Scheidegg
  5. Sigmarszell
  6. Stiefenhofen
  7. Wasserburg
  8. Weiler-Simmerberg
  9. Weißensberg

External links

Official website (German)