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Isle of Mainau

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For lovers of botany and butterflies. Very expensive entrance ticket.

Given the price of the entrance you have to take advantage of the expense with a leisurely visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santiago, Chile
Most beautiful garden I have seen.

This Island istunning. A new view or experience at every turn. Stunning gardens, imagination... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill H
Sydney, Australia
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 3030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the price of the entrance you have to take advantage of the expense with a leisurely visit. ( 3 hours) I recommend not eating in the expensive restaurants but in the coffee shop at the end of the island. Stop several times so you...More

Thank Revtra0151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Island istunning. A new view or experience at every turn. Stunning gardens, imagination playground, more dahlias that can be believed in Autumn, animals kept in brilliant style, a butterfly house full of beauty and an education in gardening without pesticides. Just go.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This island made me feel like i have stepped on something out of this world! When i first saw its pictures before i came i was hesitant to visit because I thought it would be boring for my taste but i proved myself to be...More

Thank Halahnf
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The standard of this place if pretty well impeccable, all the facilities are clean and the quality of even the cheapest Cafe is higher than anything I have seen before. The gardens are beautiful even in October! We had a lovely slow afternoon here and...More

Thank neil g
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The butterfly garden was an highlight. We had spent half a day at the park. The entrance fee is expensive but the overall experience is nice. There's great many beautifully decorated gardens. Plus the stroll around the island was enjoyable.

Thank Nair L
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. Beautiful gardens and view of Lake Constance. We traveled through Switzerland and into Germany, and this destination is well worth the travel.

Thank Mary Elizabeth M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The island is very pretty and has a lovely atmosphere. There’s a lot to do with children and the play area is amazing. The only drawback is the price but it’s still worth visiting.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely few hours walking around the Island of Mainau and smelling the roses. 🌹🌹 This is a landscape paradise. Trees, flowers, pathways, sculptures, the educational wing of the castle, the view of Lake Konstanz, and scattered carefully nice cafes all make the...More

Thank Janebranham
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We visited Mainau Isle when staying in Lindau by boat, and it is well worth a day trip. It has the most amazing flower gardens, walks and even a little petting farm for the children. There is a huge glasshouse with a cafe inside (hot...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We spent several hours on Mainau on an August weekday afternoon. It is beautiful and well worth a special trip. The flowers are beautiful and landscaping well cared for. Bird watching is also very good. Highly recommended.

Thank Chris Perez K
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Dominika F
12 August 2018|
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Response from progys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late response. I think it is enough time to visit it until closing as it is closed when the sun goes down. Meaning around 20:30. I think 3 hours is enough to explore it. However, it depends if you have kids or... More
22 July 2018|
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Response from Arthur B | Reviewed this property |
Immenstaad am Bondensee, definitely.
Pratibha S
26 June 2018|
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Response from omrichef | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking in the entrance of the park. I really don’t remember what it costs
1 January 2018|
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Response from Traveller87987687 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to go to Meersburg and park your car at the boat pier. This is where the boats to Mainau depart. That gives you the opportunity to visit Mainau first and then Meersburg after your return (or vice versa). Since... More
Terence B
30 August 2017|
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Response from PaulaS6721 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Terry. Yes, I think so. The ferries goes quite often to many directions. Be careful that you are in the right boat. We took a return ferry from Meersburg to Mainau during one day. Have a good holiday, enjoy. Bodensee... More
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