Lindau is a large district town and the administrative headquarters of the same district in the Bavarian administrative district of Swabia. The city, until 1803 free imperial city, lies on the eastern shore of Lake Constance in the border triangle Germany-Austria-Switzerland; Its historic center is the historic old town with the magnificent town hall (built 1422 - 1436) on the Maximilianstraße on the island of Lindau. In the past, Lindau was a center of the textile industry. In summer, tourism is an important source of income for the city, which attracts many visitors due to its unique location on Lake Constance. Lindau is one of the most important tourist destinations on Lake Constance. Annual events such as the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, the Lindau Psychotherapy Weeks and the Lindau Garden Days also bring many guests to Lindau.