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Address: | 78465 Insel Mainau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 4975313030
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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the best garden I’ve seen – well worth visiting

This is an island of beautifully maintained gardens. I’m not really a garden person, but this is probably the best I’ve seen. It certainly kept us interested for the best part of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an island of beautifully maintained gardens. I’m not really a garden person, but this is probably the best I’ve seen. It certainly kept us interested for the best part of a day. There are also plenty of places to eat, which in June didn’t seem too overcrowded. Very good wheelchair accessibility.

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

Dear nottoogru, we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Mainau Island and that you enjoyed our beautiful botanical treasures and the special Mainau atmosphere in June. Kind regards Social Media-Team More 

Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

In a very summery hot day it was worth climbing hills to experience this paradise full of colorful flowers in shape of birds and see 7 wedding and dressed up guests. I had fresh oranges only by dropping a coin in a basket. I wish I could have had a chance to meet the family whom own the Island.

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

Dear Sodeh, thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at Mainau island. From time to time you may perhaps have the chance to see the Bernadotte family while they are on Mainau island. During The Count's Island Festival and The Count's Castle Festival (1st till 4th of October) there is also... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful flower isle in the lake of bodensee (lake Konstanz). It has many yards for kids, cafes and restaurant. Recommend on a sunny day to enjoy walking around the isle, can be reached by direct cruise or fury.

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

Dear Talal_AIH, thank you very much for your feedback. It's great to hear that you had a wonderful time at Mainau island. Kind regards Social Media-Team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wonderful isle, with some historical spots. Very nice way to spend a lovely sunny day with your family or friends or guests. Amazing flowers, amazing views. You'll love it :)

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

Dear Parides7, it is great to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Mainau Island. Many thanks for your feedback. We are now getting excited about the upcoming dahlia flower. They already started flourishing :-) We hope to welcome you again on Mainau Island. Kind regards Social Media-Team More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

4 My wife and I had seen a classical music concert broadcast from Mainau which promoted the island’s beauty and tranquility. However, as the private home of the Bernadotti family we had always assumed it was not open to the public. Then recently we were in Konstanz on a trip from Switzerland and were excited to discover how easy it... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time at Isle of Mainau. We paid about 40euro for a family 5 to get in, and in my opinion it was well worth it. There were lovely gardens, butterfly house, petting zoo, pony rides for the younger kids (2 euro a ride) and playgrounds. The fact that it's an island and there's water all around... More 

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

Dear McFamof5, thank you very much for your feedback. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our flower island. We hope you enjoyed your picnic along with the views on the lake and the flower displays! Kind regards Social Media Team of Mainau island More 

Harrogate UK
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A visit to Mainau Island is worth your time and detour. Others have commented on the rather pricey entrance fee. Yes, it is expensive, but if you're determined to visit try coming after four pm when the fees are halved, that way you get to see everything for half the price but without any less of entrancing view of the... More 

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

Dear DiningStar, thank you very much for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your trip to Mainau Island! The reduced admission that you are describing is called the sundownticket. However the ticket is available from 5 pm ;-) We hope to welcome you back soon. KInd regards Social-Media-Team More 

Malta
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Much has already been said about this. The visit here will be better if on a sunny day as the photos turn up nicer. The butterfly house was a hit with my family as there were so many to be seen.

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

Dear geomang, thank you for your feedback. It’s definitely true that your pictures will be more impressive when the sun is shining. However, even when it is a cloudy day there are a lot of interesting spots you can discover on the flower island and close-ups of blossoms or even petals sometimes work even better with a slightly overcast sky!... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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176 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is definitely a very nice place. The flowers are awesome. Everything is clean and well maintained. The entrance is not cheap but worth the money.

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

Dear Werner, thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed a very nice stay at Mainau Island. Kind regards Social Media Team of Mainau Island More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely way to spend a warm summer day, we first saw the island from the air on our Zeppelin flight over Lake Constance and were told about it by the flight attendant. The island features gorgeous gardens and a tranquil arboretum, and we found it a relaxing and pleasant place to spend a few hours.

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

Dear erictlee, thanks a lot for your review. We can imagine that a flight over Lake Constance and our flower island is very impressive. We are glad that you liked the stay on Mainau island and agree that the Arboretum is a wonderful place to step back from the pace of everyday life! Kind regards Social Media Team of Mainau... More 

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