1. Newsletter for the International German Championship 2017

Dear Folkboat-Sailors,

We would love to welcome all of you next year during the International German Championship (IDM) on Lake Constance’s “South Sea Island”! Due to the concurrent Eurobike Tradeshow as well as Nobel Prize-related activities and general tourism it will be difficult to find adequate accommodations, so we have either already reserved housing for you or will provide you with the needed information to make your own bookings.

Important: It is practically impossible to find any long-term parking on the island of Lindau. However, after the boats have been put in the water, cars and trailers can be parked for free in Lindau-Zech, which is where the crane is located. From there it is easy to then reach the island either by regional train, municipal bus, or even by bicycle.


We have reserved all 39 beds of See-Hostel Wilhelmshöhe for the entire week of the event. It is a simple hostel, 3.9 km away on the mainland, and it is easy to access via bicycle. Contact: See-Hostel Wilhelmshöhe, Reutener Straße 73, 88142 Wasserburg-Reutenen, Telephone +49 (0)8382/5043231, info@see-hostel.dewww.see-hostel.de. When booking directly, you will need to mention that you are an IDM participant. We suggest that you book your room as soon as possible as the hostel will block our rooms only until November 6/2016.

Additionally, we have also reserved a private vacation rental on the island. For more information and to book visit https://insulaner.me/ . Before being able to make the actual booking you will need to call the owners and let them know that you are an IDM participant.

Mietwerk Boutique Hostel Lindau offers simple, inexpensive rooms. However, because of another event no rooms will be available until August 27. This means, you would have to spend one night on your boat or somewhere else. Contact: das mietwerk | Boutique Hostel Lindau, Papke & Sommerlad GbR, Holdereggenstr. 11, D-88131 Lindau (Bodensee), Telephone +49 (0)8382 5041130, Fax +49 (0)8382 5041125, willkommen@dasmietwerk.de, www.dasmietwerk.de

Another source for accommodations is AirBnB, which still shows available island listings for the period of the IDM. www.airbnb.de/s/Lindau-Insel-Bodensee.

Appartement Waltraud in Bad Schachen can be booked via the “Wohnungsliste” at http://www.csi-usedom.de/.

The official source for tourist accommodations in the area is Lindau Tourismus und Kongress GmbH. info@lindau-tourismus.de, Telephone +49 (0)8382 2600-30,
www.lindau-tourismus.de .

As mentioned in the online introduction to the IDM (http://www.folke-bodensee.de/vorschau-idm-2017-in-lindau-2/), camping (tents as well as camper trailers and RVs) will be permitted on the lawn in front of the Bodensee Yachtschule as well as some other areas right next to the Lindau harbour. It is important to contact Erich Hoos of the Lindau Sailing Club as early as possible since space will be limited. http://www.lsc.de/vorstand/

It is possible to locally rent a camper trailer or RV for the duration of the IDM. http://www.caravan-owandner.de/index2.html

Public Transportation:

One of the characteristics of the 2017 IDM in Lindau will be the fact that nothing is far away. If you are staying on the island, we recommend that you not use a car. For distances of up to 5 km we suggest using a bicycle. Old Lindau’s narrow streets have no available parking, and driving to the one central parking lot on the island and then trying to reach the harbour will be more time-consuming than riding a bike. Additionally, various construction projects will further delay car traffic. Bring your own bike, or rent one. : www.fahrrad-unger.de and www.radgeber-lindau.de

Additionally, a rail line follows the banks of Lake Constance, with a train stop on the island itself. From Langenargen to Bregenz it is easy to reach the island harbour from the various communities along the rail line. And in case your accommodations are a little farther away, Lindau has a well-running bus network.

As a special treat, the weekend after the IDM (Sep. 9/10) the Kressbronn Sailing Club will organize a qualification regatta, the Oberseepokal. This event is located very close-by, and anyone who would like to participate is welcome to do so.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

More information: Elly Kaspar, Telephone +49(0)7528/920204, elly.kaspar@t-online.de, www.folke-bodensee.de