CULTURE & Highlights
Lindau offers a plethora of unique special events and celebrations throughout the year.
The Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly, is over the moon when the American naval lieutenant Pinkerton asks her to marry him. Their feeling of love is brought to a climax in a superb duet. But her world is destined to fall apart, for Pinkerton returns home and marries an American woman. Together with their child, Butterfly waits three years, full of longing, love and hope, for her husband to return. Her famous aria “Un bel dì vedremo” touches your heart. When Pinkerton returns, accompanied by his American wife, Cio-Cio-San is forced to make an irrevocable decision...
Lindau Marionette Opera
The “Abduction” performed by marionettes is one Mozart production that cannot fail to impress. Bernhard Leismüller has led this marionette theatre, the only one in Germany to specialise exclusively in opera and operetta, for over 20 years. Artistically manipulating a network of strings, the puppeteers breathe life into the marionettes and delight thousands of visitors every year.
Lindau Harbour at Christmas
The Lindau Harbour Christmas festival is held from 24th November to 18th December 2022, from 11.00 - 21.00, each Thursday to Sunday, at Lindau harbour entrance. Offering a varied programme of events, Lindau is transformed during Adventtide into a fabulous Christmas island, popular with children and adults alike.