Lindau, the largest town on the Bavarian shores of Lake Constance, consists of the picturesque Old Town on an island in the lake. The historic town of Lindau is located on an 0.68-square-kilometre (0.26 sq mi) island, which is connected with the mainland by a road-traffic bridge . The coat of arms of Lindau town is a lime tree, referring to the supposed origin of the town’s name (Linde means lime tree in German). The streets of the old town are lined with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque homes. Maximilianstrasse, the town’s main street is famed for its arcades, fountains, and cafés. All beautifully preserved architectural details of the buildings show the importance and prosperity of the town in the Middle Ages.

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