Sports and the Outdoors

Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe. The best way to see Lindau is from the lake. Take one of the pleasure boats of the Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (sometimes referred to locally as the Weisse Flotte—white fleet), which leave Lindau's harbor several times a day for the 20-minute ride to Bregenz in Austria. These large boats carry up to 800 people on three decks. Round-trip costs €11. Schützingerweg 2, Lindau, Bavaria, 88131. 08382/275–840; www.bsb.de.

Bodensee Yachtschule. This sailing school in Lindau charters yachts and offers sailing courses for all ages, from beginner to advanced levels. Schiffswerfte 2, Lindau, Bavaria, 88131. 08382/944–588; www.bodensee-yachtschule.de.

Surfschule Kreitmeir. You can rent boards and take windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding lessons at Surfschule Kreitmeir. Strandbad Eichwald, Eichwaldstr. 20, Lindau, Bavaria, 88131. 08382/279--9459; www.surfschule-lindau.de.

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