The scientific programme of each Lindau Meeting is based on the principle of dialogue.The different sessions – lectures, discussions, master classes, and panel discussions – are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists.The thick leather bindings conceal the stories of long-gone generations.
is the showpiece with its magnificent harbor, jealously guarded by a Bavarian lion and ancient lighthouse.
It began with around a hundred books from the Franciscan monastery, which was dissolved in 1528.
Over the centuries it grew to be the largest historic public library on the northern shores of the lake.
The island’s library also has 140 precious incunabula – some of the very earliest printed documents – and a coloured example of the first complete German translation of the Bible by Martin Luther dating from 1534.
For years, these precious books were hidden away in cool, dark archives, until the autumn of 2013, when the new archives were opened to visitors after an 8-month construction period.