Lindau ) is a major town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance . It is the capital of the Landkreis or county Lindau, Bavaria, and located near the borders of Austria and Switzerland . The coat of arms of Lindau town is a linden tree, referring to the supposed origin of the town's name . The historic town of Lindau is located on an 0.68-square-kilometre island, which is connected with the mainland by a road-traffic bridge and a railway dam leading to Lindau station.
The first use of the name Lindau was documented in 882 by a monk from St. Gallen, stating that Adalbert had founded a nunnery on the island. However the remains of an early Roman settlement dating back to the 1st century have been found in the district of Aeschach.
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