Lindau

Lindau is a small town on an island near one end of Lake Constance (Bodensee). It was the home town of Count Ferdinand Zeppelin, inventor of the airship that bears his name. We only made a short stop there for lunch so I didn't have much time to sightsee. I just got a few pictures of the "Alte Rathaus", or Old Town Hall. There is some more description of the town hall building and the beautiful paintings on it at the bottom of the City of Lindau sightseeing page.

A minor note of interest, since our whole trip took place in the weeks leading up to the big national German elections, there were campaign posters all over the place. In the Lindau square, right out in front of the Rathaus seen below, I stopped by a table where members of the German Green party (die Grunen) were handing out literature. I talked for a few minutes with one of the workers, a twentysomething girl who spoke some English. With my broken German and her broken English I was able to explain that we also had a Green party in America but it was nowhere near as large as the one in Germany. The table workers had heard of Ralph Nader and knew about the 2000 US election. The girl urged me to help elect Green candidates in the US, becase as she put it, the US determines so much of how the rest of the world goes.

Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
Alte Rathaus closeup
Alte Rathaus closeup
an unusual shop sign
an unusual shop sign