The History of the Lindau Meetings


Held for the first time in 1951 the Lindau Meetings established themselves as a unique platform for the dialogue between different scientific generations. For more than 60 years now Laureates as well as young and promising Young Researchers are meeting once a year in Lindau. Read more...

Annual Reports


Every year the Council and the Foundation publish an Annual Report which provides an in-depth overview of all activities. Read more...

Dr. Walter Schön

Permanent Guest

Dr. Walter Schön, born 1949, was head of the Bavarian State Chancellery from 1999 to 2010 and head of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice from 2010 to 2014.

He was the main contact person representing the Freestate of Bavaria in the dialogue with the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Key issues were the organizational development of the foundation and the conferences in Lindau. He encouraged the exchange between young excellent scientists and laureates. His intention was to establish the conferences in Lindau as a sustainable forum of excellent scientific discussions and creative ideas.

Dr. Schön currently presides the advisory board of the Buchheim foundation and the board of trustees of the Dokumentation Obersalzberg.

Participating for the first time in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was a fantastic experience. The very nice and fruitful exchanges I had with young scientists from all around the world, their perception of research careers, motivations and expectations truly enriched my own vision on the actual evolution of science in the context of a globalized world.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2008)