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. Gerhard Ecker

Permanent Guest

Gerhard Ecker
Born on 4 August 1957 in Augsburg/Germany

Speaks German, English and French




Primary School


Junior High School



Industrial business management assistant



Secondary School



Studied Law, legal clerkship



Doctor of Laws





Free state of Bavaria (Ministry of the Interior, etc.)



City of Augsburg (responsible for finances, staff, properties  and sport ) City director


Since April 2012    

Mayor of the City of Lindau, Lake Constance

The intense exchange between scientists from very different fields and very many nations is probably more important today than ever before. This is exactly what make these Meetings here in Lindau so very valuable.
Ferdinand K. Piëch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG and Member of the Honorary Senate