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.

One of the key successes of Lindau is bridging cultures and distance and initiating thousands of relationships amongst the world’s brightest young scientists.
Brian Schmidt, Physics Laureate 2011