Isle of Mainau
Isle of Mainau
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The almost-tropical island of Mainau features a magnificent garden at its center and an ancient castle, which was the former residence of the Knights of the Teutonic Order.
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  • Kristen T
    Stuttgart, Germany772 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful visit
    I had heard great things about Mainau and finally visited with my husband in late May. We visited on a beautiful day and enjoyed the butterfly house and walking around the island. It was quite spacious! We stopped for a beer at the first biergarten and had planned to grab something for dinner before leaving the island for the day. However, all the restaurants close between 5-6pm, so we missed our chance. We were a little surprised that the gift shops and restaurants closed well before the island closed up for the day. Oh well! Maybe I'll return again in the future.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Sn9wolfy
    Basel, Switzerland503 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but way too EXPENSIVE for a park in Germany!
    It’s a very nice and spacious garden park to visit on a beautiful day. Well maintained with many beautiful flower sculptures and plantations to see. Lots of playgrounds for kids so good for families to spend the day here. Big enough park to enjoy a leisurely stroll with many benches to sit on. There are lots of eateries and cafes too at different parts of the park. The only big downside is its price being way too expensive in my opinion. Euro25 per adult and another Euro6 per day for parking. It will be too much for repeat visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • RichardOldfield
    Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom2,567 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit
    Excellent visit - spent most of the day looking at the various areas of the garden of which there are many - all well maintained (yet we didn’t see a single gardener!!) Fabulous setting on Lake Konstanz. Definitely worth a visit and close to the town of Konstanz (by bus, car etc)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Eric Hans B
    United States81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed while you are in Konstanz, Meersburg or along the shore of Bodensee
    Not to be missed! This unique setting on an island owned by the Swedish royal family just off shore from Konstanz is a garden jewel. Even if you‘re not a huge botanical gardens fan, this experience may convert you. It’s a short trip on the ferry that you can easily extend to a several hours excursion to several towns along Bodensee. Full disclosure - I had my first Eiskaffee here many years ago, which was still the best ever. You can take a nice break from walking. Beautiful fountains too on the grounds. GO!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 October 2023
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Tihomir T
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A very poor experience with an excessive price compare to all the many other in Europe, Inc. Covent Garden ( which is great)
Written 14 March 2024
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Eric Hans B
United States81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Not to be missed! This unique setting on an island owned by the Swedish royal family just off shore from Konstanz is a garden jewel. Even if you‘re not a huge botanical gardens fan, this experience may convert you. It’s a short trip on the ferry that you can easily extend to a several hours excursion to several towns along Bodensee. Full disclosure - I had my first Eiskaffee here many years ago, which was still the best ever. You can take a nice break from walking. Beautiful fountains too on the grounds. GO!!
Written 17 October 2023
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marywH2225HA
Fairview, OR44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful experience!
Loved the butterfly garden, petting zoo, and children’s play area.
Beautiful scenery and views.
Definitely worth the price of admission!
Written 4 October 2023
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RichardOldfield
Radcliffe on Trent, UK2,567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent visit - spent most of the day looking at the various areas of the garden of which there are many - all well maintained (yet we didn’t see a single gardener!!)

Fabulous setting on Lake Konstanz.

Definitely worth a visit and close to the town of Konstanz (by bus, car etc)
Written 31 August 2023
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Hugo W
London, UK422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a place that we always wanted to go and never did. Up to now that was! Today we decided to make a day trip to Mainau, using the boat from Konstanz, which is about an hour's journey each way. We were not disappointed, although the castle was closed due to renovations going on and only a very small room on the ground floor was open to the public, the whole trip to the Island was nevertheless a very satisfying experience. We visited and spent time at the Italian Rose Garden, with the Roses in full bloom. Altogether a very pleasant and nice experience.
Written 29 August 2023
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Mr. Objective
Vranov nad Toplou, Slovakia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I expected more as it was the most recommended place in Konstanz. The views of the lake saved it, but the price isn't adequate for a "park on the island". Overall, it was just nice with too expensive ticket (17€ for a student)
Written 16 August 2023
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Lorcan BW
76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Ok, yes, this isn’t cheap. But the gardens are absolutely gorgeous, the palace exterior is very impressive and we loved the butterfly house.
Written 15 August 2023
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Sn9wolfy
Basel, Switzerland503 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It’s a very nice and spacious garden park to visit on a beautiful day. Well maintained with many beautiful flower sculptures and plantations to see. Lots of playgrounds for kids so good for families to spend the day here. Big enough park to enjoy a leisurely stroll with many benches to sit on. There are lots of eateries and cafes too at different parts of the park. The only big downside is its price being way too expensive in my opinion. Euro25 per adult and another Euro6 per day for parking. It will be too much for repeat visit.
Written 16 July 2023
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,933 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Ok I admit I didn’t make my research in advance, but hiking around the lake I took a boat to the island and just wanted to go on. I hadn’t realized it wasn’t possible to do that without entering the domain and paying the outrageous 27 euros fee!! Quite expensive for walking 500 meters….
Otherwise, assuming you entered there voluntarily … what could you get for that money? Well: at least 2 splendid 150 years old sequoias, a castle with work in progress, many gardens full of unattractive hortensias,… and of course many more opportunities to spend even more money in various shops and restaurants.
If you’re a fan of tourist traps, you should put this place high on your list, you won’t be disappointed!!
Written 12 July 2023
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Jeff Y
Grand Rapids, MI76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The flowers were not in as full bloom as at other times but there were plenty of attractions for the little kids to be occupied by.
Written 9 July 2023
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