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Isle of Mainau

Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
49 (0) 75 31 -303-0
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Type: Islands
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fife, Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

From Konstanz we took the no4 bus to Mainau, walk across the causeway to an island of landscaped gardens and colourful floral displays, leave yourself plenty of time and don’t forget your camera. It is an amazing place and a lot of work must go into creating the displays, there is a small children’s animal section and a play area.... More

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Cormeilles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Worth taking the small (30 people) boat from Meersburg. Leaves on the hour and takes about 20 minutes giving a good opportunity to see the lake and it's villages/towns.All the island walks amongst the gardens and the flowers and well kept. The Italian rose garden is stunning. The butterfly house is well worth a trip. The free map is easy... More

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London
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200 reviews 200 reviews
94 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cross a causeway to find lovely gardens. Lovely displays of flowers in different themed areas all set on this island. Lots of places to eat and drink. It was nice along the lakeside where you can spot airships passing over. There is also a children's zoo, where they can get up close and personal with the goats, and a butterfly... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nestled in the Bodenze is a rare treat. a nice castle with amazing gardens on an island in lake Constance. Lovely place to walk and enjoy the views and smell of flowers.

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Bangalore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This magnificent island is also called Garden Island. It is lush green and has great landscapes. Situated in Lake Constance, it has some great views to lake. Also good collection of butterflies! Additionally it has some good activities for children and one old Castle. Whether you are alone or with group, I recommend this to visit for a day!

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Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went by bus then took ferry to Meersburg and ferry back to Konstanz. Kids enjoyed it all. Unfortunately it started to rain in Meersburg.

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Vasa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Such a beautiful island. It's defenitively worth a visit even if the entrance fee is quite high. We stayed here all day!

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Lancashire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A truly fabulous time spent here. Butterfly house was fantastic and the flowers and plants amazing. A 'must do' If visiting the area.

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Greyabbey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Most brilliant botanical garden I have ever seen, slightly hilly well worth the cost of the ferry trip.

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Baden, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A nice place for an evening walk to enjoy the flowers and trees of this beautiful place. Well kept and neat. Visited in April 2012. Worth a visit for nature photography enthusiasts.

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