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Address: | Insel Mainau, 78465, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 4975313030
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The almost-tropical island of Mainau features a magnificent garden at its...

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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In one word: Beautiful. In more: A feast for the eyes

We all liked Isle Mainau. It was beautiful and fun all around - walking to the Island crossing the bridge, the flower beds, the activities that ranged from the Butterfly house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cynicoren
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Beersheba, Israel

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Beersheba, Israel
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111 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all liked Isle Mainau. It was beautiful and fun all around - walking to the Island crossing the bridge, the flower beds, the activities that ranged from the Butterfly house (The Butterflies are flying free all around. Make sure your children are not afraid of it) to children parks, to the petting zoo, to the open air views of... More 

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Thank Cynicoren
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111 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not that into flowers, but you can not ignore the beauty of this place. This is a must see attraction in this region of Germany. It's little bit expensive, especially if you come with children, but you can stay there almost full day and enjoy the calm atmosphere.

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1 Thank Tal R
Zurich, Switzerland
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150 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Today we went to Mainau for the first time in winter and unfortunately it is not as pretty as in spring, summer or autumn. I was hoping for some surprising arctic plants or other plants that like winter, but essentially the park is hibernating (like the rest of Germany at this time).

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Thank Xabbu
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Xabbu, thank you for your feedback about your visit to Mainau Island. In winter, large parts of the park are indeed hibernating, although our Arboretum with a great selection of conifers and other trees is a sight every time of the year. Did you get a chance to visit the butterfly house, where exotic plants and butterflies can be... More 

Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Mainau is a lovely island of gardens, complete with a Baroque palace, that is widely regarded as a 'must-see' attraction on Lake Constance or the Bodensee. I spent the whole day and that was still not enough to soak up and view this landscape. The beautiful Baroque palace with the chapel, the lush landscape, the island of flowers. I wish... More 

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Thank Christinacv4travel
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Christinacv4travel, thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we’re very happy that you had a nice time on the Flower Island! We hope to welcome you back to Mainau Island soon, each season there is something new to discover here. Kind regards from Mainau Island, Social Media-Team More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Only some of the island part are full with beautiful flower. The rest are average. If you're a flower en enthusiasts, this might be interesting for you. However, one big minus point is the expensive single entry ticket. For this kind of park, it is kind of overpriced. Price-performance index is way out of balanced.

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Thank C_Aditama
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear C_Aditama, thank you for your feedback! In addition to the flower displays and large collection of trees, Mainau Island offers Germany’s second largest butterfly house, adventure playgrounds and a farmyard with petting zoo and pony riding as well as more activities for children as well as installations in the park revolving around different themes each year. We are working... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Some memories remain fresh in your mind even after a long span of time. Our visit to island of Mainau is as fresh as a flower, a flavor or a favor. Spread over an area of 45 hectares of land, the lusciously green Island of Mainau in Lake Constance houses an exceptional diversity of trees, flowers and shrubs. It is... More 

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Thank Sagri2013
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Sagri2013, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we have virtually nothing to add :-) and hope that you will be able to come back soon! Kind regards from the Flower Island, Social Media-Team More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A bit too far. Euro 19 was way too expensive. Butterflies were beautiful but as seen in other places. Island was clean but nothing exceptional. Been to open-to-public parks which were as well-tendered.

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1 Thank Charles D
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Charles D, thank you for your feedback. We are working on expanding our offers each year, for example with new stations to our sustainability parcours or the opening of new or revised parts of the park (such as our ‘Platanenweg 5’ in 2015 which offers inspiration and advice from the experts for hobby gardeners). Concerning the prices we place... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place you must visit and take all your gear to spend a day relaxing, they have alot of plants, flowers to see , the lake on the side is beautiful , cafes are good, kids play area great. A nice place to spend a family day with kids.

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Thank Anwarrior R
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Anwarrior R, thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you liked your stay at Mainau Island. Kind regards Social Media-Team More 

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44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Overcast and cool did not deter from our visit. Late October and the Dalias were amazing. I googled the Bernadotte family and had a little history lesson before arriving. So glad I did! We had a wonderful stroll through the gardens and was excited to see a honey bee exhibit since we are bee keepers. (The exhibit could use a... More 

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Thank SaraswatiOm
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear SaraswatiOm, thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Mainau Island. We will pass on your observation concerning our insect garden to the colleagues in charge. Parts of the garden are currently being revised. Kind regards Social Media-Team More 

Maryland
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This beautiful island was featuring thousands of Dahlias the day that we visited. Visit early for fewer crows. We were there on a Saturday and by the time we left it was packed. Nice trails. Cafes to enjoy, and interesting walks. Definitely a don't miss if you are in the Lake Constance area.

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Thank Kalpr
inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this review

Dear Kalpr, thanks for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay on the Flower Island. Kind regards Social Media Team More 

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