After World War II, Lindau fell under French administration and went firstly to Württemberg-Hohenzollern and then to the State of Baden-Württemberg. Lindau is located near the meeting point of the Austrian, German and Swiss borders and is nestled on the lake in front of Austria's Pfänder mountain.
Lindau is popular with sightseers and holidaymakers for its medieval town centre and picturesque location on Lake Constance.
The A96 links to the Austrian Autobahn A14 starting right after the joining with the 7 km long Pfändertunnel.
The tunnel has been expanded into 4 lane, 2 tunnel road which was opened in 2013 to accommodate increased north/south traffic.
Lindau's bus system is called Stadtbus Lindau, which departs from all stations every 30 minutes and runs until 22.30 daily, with special services for events.
It is the capital of the county (Landkreis) of Lindau, Bavaria and is near the borders of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the Swiss cantons of St. The coat of arms of Lindau town is a linden tree, referring to the supposed origin of the town's name (Linde means linden tree in German).Tourism (including restaurants and accommodation) and industrial production are the main industries in contemporary Lindau.Lindau has a very low unemployment rate, likely the result of a diverse economy and proximity to the Alpine Rhine Valley.Lindau Hauptbahnhof is Lindau's main station and is located on Lindau Island, however it is planned that the station will be improved and complemented by development of a station in Reutin district on the mainland by 2018.Lindau Hauptbahnhof has trains to and from Friedrichshafen, Munich, Ulm, Augsburg, Bregenz with OBB and Zürich Flughafen and further afield serviced by SBB.