Discover Germany, Issue 35, February 2016

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Discover Germany | Cultural Highlight of the Month | Germany

birthday with this exhibition highlight and not selected another museum.”

Portrait: Curator Roland Doschka. © Kulturamt Lindau, Christian Flemming

Cultural character and destination In recent years, the Stadtmuseum’s art exhibits have featured acclaimed shows of Picasso, Chagall, Miró, Matisse and Nolde. International visitors flock to these exhibits and also enjoy Lindau’s distinct maritime flair with alpine scenery and lush gardens. The city’s cultural scene boasts a colourful and diverse programme – music, theatre, curated art shows and galleries, cabaret, opera or musical puppet shows – are all part of Lindau’s vibrant and charming cultural scene.

Left from top: Pablo Picasso, The Three Bathers (Les Trois Baigneuses), Juan-les-Pins, 1920. © Succession Picasso, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Main image: Stadtmuseum Lindau, gallery spaces. © Kulturamt Lindau, Christian Flemming

Pablo Picasso, Self Portrait,1899. © Succession Picasso VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 Pablo Picasso, Portrait of a Young Woman (After Cranach), 1958. © Succession Picasso, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016 Pablo Picasso, Étude pour arlequin à cheval, 1905. © Succession Picasso, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015 Below: Lindau’s harbour. © Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH, Hari Pulko Summer fun on Lake Constance. © Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH, Hari Pulko Lindau in spring. © Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH, Hari Pulko

Lovers of contemporary art also enjoy the work of many galleries on the island and the mainland.Those looking for antiques or special furniture pieces will find a number of small, charming antique shops in the old town and next to the auction house. The Lindauer mainland offers even more to see and to explore; with spacious and attractive shore areas, historic parks with the Lindenhof Park and the Bavarian Riviera. Maritime and alpine feeling Nestled on Lake Constance at the foot of the Alps, and populated by about 24,500 people, the beautiful town is often described as a gateway to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Visitors can easily hop onto the passenger ferries that operate from Lindau and serve the Austrian festival city of Bregenz, the German Konstanz and other destinations. In addition to exploring the cultural scene, Lindau’s pedestrian-friendly old town invites visitors to browse the shops or settle in one of the cafes along the Bavarian shores to take in the maritime scenery. Lindau’s architecture showcases the different styles and cultural influences that have shaped the town over time: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The dazzling main street, Maximilianstrasse, is particularly inviting with its galleries, cafes, fountains and street art. www.lindau-tourismus.de info@lindau-tourismus.de

Picasso’s Passions exhibition (Picassos Passionen) March 19, 2016 – August 28, 2016 Daily 10 am – 6 pm Stadtmuseum Lindau Marktplatz 6 88131 Lindau im Bodensee

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