Hi everyone.

I’m really pleased to be able to say that we can resume with our meetings, after the longest hiatus in our history! Thankfully, the Covid incidence rate in Lindau has dropped right down so I made a quick decision to plan in some get-togethers, particularly for those of you who have been pining for a bit of company again.

Our first meet-up is at lunchtime today (Saturday, 26th June), at ‘ONU’ restaurant, at the Inselhalle Lindau. A table is booked from 12 o’clock and if more than ten of us turn up, they will organise further tables. I know this is short notice, but hope that you will be able to make it. No test or proof of vaccination is required, as the incidence rate in Lindau is so low, however you will need to wear a mask when moving around. There seems to be something for everyone on the menu and they specialise in sharing platters for groups. If you would like to find out a little more about the menu or the venue, please see their website: ONU (onu-lindau.de)  The Saturday farmers’ market is on the other side of the Inselhalle from 7am until 1pm, and the multi-storey carpark is right next to that, so you may want to combine a visit to the island with getting in your fresh produce for the week.

I will almost certainly book an evening meet-up on the last Friday in July (30th) but as June is almost over, there will be no evening meeting this month.

The next get-together will be a little further away than usual, in Friedrichshafen on Saturday, 24th July. There is a relatively new bar near the car-ferry harbour, which specialises in gins and craft beers and it’s also run by a British couple, which makes it an ideal venue for us to meet at. The bar is called “Minibar Friedrichshafen”, Kleineberg Str. 9, 88046 FN and they are opening an hour earlier than usual, at 3pm, especially for us. As restrictions in Baden-Württemburg are currently tougher than in Bavaria, they are restricted to a maximum number of 19 people right now and you will need to have proof of a negative test, however, as we all know, things can change a lot between now and then, so I would ask that you check their website www.minibar-fn.de on the day, to see what you need. It’s very easy to get to the bar, which is in a small street opposite the Esso petrol station. It’s only a short walk from Friedrichshafen Hafen Bahnhof or the ferry harbour, and there are parking spots on the street by the bar itself, as well as a large public carpark on the main road before the petrol station. They offer toasted sandwiches (including a vegetarian option) as well as nuts and olives. They have even promised to get some potato crisps in for us! I’m sure you will enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as their speciality drinks. They have things that you won’t find in many other places around here. There is no finish time to this meeting but the bar is open until midnight.

I sent out a newsletter to all those on the mailing list yesterday, but if you are not on the mailing list, and would like to get a monthly heads-up of our events, then please drop me a line at: lindauexpats@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you soon!