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Isle of Mainau

Address: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 (0) 75 31 -303-0
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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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.
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Milan, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is the absolute flower paradise! The gardens of Mainau contain infinite types of roses and other flowers. I recommend at least half a day stroll!

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went here as a little kid many, many years ago and decided to go back again on this trip and it was well worth the drive. The island is filled with beautiful flowers and arrangements and trees and the view across the lake is awesome looking over toward the alps of both Austria and Switzerland. The butterfly house is a... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A big and beautiful garden with nice weather providing a view on the water, Konstanz and the distant mountains. Suitable for children as it provides many adventures for them too (playgrounds, little lake, animals, birds, plants and butterflies. it is both entertaining and educational. Very good for a long walk among seasonal and exotic flowers, and majestic centuries old trees.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Coming from Sweden, and staying for 4-5 days in Konstanz at the Bodensee during the end of Juli -14, we visited the isle of Mainau on a sunny, warm summer day. Actually, we biked the 7-8 kilometres from Konstanz; a very nice ride through the landscape which can be recommended! Well, I believe everything has been said about Mainau! It’s... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Mainau island is about 1 1/2 hours from Bregenz and 2 hours from Vaduz, Liechtenstein near the town of Konstanz, Germany. The small island, about 0.5 square kilometer, is a masterpiece in landscape and garden design. Forested paths lead to drop-dead beautiful gardens and this is repeated over and over, leaving the visitor with the feeling that the island is... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

An arboretum, nice flowers depending on season you can see tulips or roses. Palm house, butterfly house and photo exhibitions. Swedish foof is recommended. Possible also to reach by boat. Spend at least 3 -4 hours. Possible to buy roses and other flowers.

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159 reviews 159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Coming from England (with the climate we have) displays of flowers on the continent are usually quite small beer. However, the island of Mainau was spectacular. I have never seen a rose garden as large. All the displays were delightful, as were the views out to sea. There are two cafes, one near the landing stage of the ferries and... More

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Fife, Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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212 reviews 212 reviews
100 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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