Useful links

A few places/websites that may be of interest to you if moving to or visiting Lindau:

Lindau City Services

Cultural Events:

Therme / Sauna / Swimming:

Stadtwerke Lindau (Water, Gas, Electricity):

Trash Collection:

Recycling Center:

Web Cameras Around Lindau

Mangturm: View from Bayerische Hotel:

Pfänderbahn: Wide View of the Area (Austria, Switzerland, Germany):

Nonnenhorn: Live Feed from 8km away towards the West:

News and Media  which is a round-up of Germany’s news in English.  for UK TV listings.  also for TV listings and live-viewing, but including broadcasters from around the world, not just the UK.  which is brilliant for news and also enables you to listen to all the various radio shows, both live and retroactively. There are also links to the CBBC and CBeebies children’s pages which are entertaining and educational for the kids.

Restaurants / Food Items

A great little shop in Ravensburg, which specialises in selling products from the British Isles, including your favourite foodstuffs, beer, etc as well as gifts ad decorative items:
Little Britain Bodensee, Rosenstraße 6, 88212 Ravensburg
phone: 0751/3590 9999 mail: Facebook page: little britain bodensee and also (run by the brother of our member, Calum) which are great places to order the foodstuffs and supplies that you miss from home. Plus for our members from across the Pond – the shop is in Bamberg but they also send orders by post.

Taxes and Legal Advice

A couple of good links that might help with your German tax return: especially useful if you’re fairly new here and/or if your German is not quite up to deciphering the paperwork: – for lots of information and downloads in English from the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern, and – for an English-speaking tax advisor, based in Munich.

For a list of English-speaking lawyers and notaries in Germany, please go to the official British government website:

More Expats in Germany

For contact with other ex-pats in Germany, with various forums, have a look at