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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, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The almost-tropical island of Mainau features a magnificent garden at its center and an ancient...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Me and my partner went there last summer while traveling around France and Germany. Its an amazing peaceful place and we both had a lovely day. Would recommend this place to anyone and will make sure we go again

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Caribbean
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in Meersburg on Lake Konstanz and took the ferry from there to Mainau Island which was about a twenty minute trip across the lake. There were two ferry services, one on a large boat and for which there were lines of people lined up waiting to get tickets. At the other end of the promenade was a small... More 

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Rochester
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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Took my niece and nephew (5 & 8) here for a day trip. I would recommend it in winter on a sunny/warm day because you are outside walking most the time. The butterfly exhibit was open, a small farm, and there is a fantastic playground the kids could have enjoyed for hours. There is only one restaurant open in winter... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was there with my family in winter. The isle was covered with heavy snow but the temperature was 0 to -1. It is fantastic to see the roses and bamboo under snow. the palace and orangeree were excelent. The restorant - too. And the very special option - we were only 3 at the isle!

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Petoskey, Michigan
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257 reviews 257 reviews
67 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It is quite a hike from the parking lot to the beginning of the island but well worth it. It was in the fall so we missed some of the summer color. They were busy changing out the flowers but the fall, and early winter flowers and some of the roses etc. were still in bloom. The park has a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Allow a whole day for this fabulous island. The children thoroughly enjoyed the playgrounds and we thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular gardens. A definite must-visit for all ages.

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Milan, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
4 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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