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Address: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 (0) 75 31 -303-0
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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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We spent about 4 hours on this lovely island and it was just NOt enough. The location is really delightful, the gardens are beautiful, the orchid and butterfly house are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent about 4 hours on this lovely island and it was just NOt enough. The location is really delightful, the gardens are beautiful, the orchid and butterfly house are so colourful and the children's' play area with small animal section is really great for 'kids' of all ages. We visited in late June when the rose gardens were in... More 

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Bedfordshire England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We got a local bus from Konstanz, which takes about 20 minutes. It was free as it was covered by the tax we paid at our hotel. The service is very regular. Staff were very helpful and spoke good English. Tickets were 19 euros per adult and excellent value. The map makes things easy to find although it would have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful flowers especially the rose garden. The children's plaly area was outstanding along with the animal petting area. Everywhere was clean and tidy and thoughtfully put together. The fascination in the butterfly house was unbelievable.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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397 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

The Mainau island so-called island of flowers is a wonderful place to relax, to enjoy and to admire the flowers.

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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I would give this Island 10 stars if I could! I really think this could be one of my favourite places on Earth. It is perfect in every single way. There are cafes and restaurants which are all of a great standard, little gift shops, even a post office or two to send your postcards there and then. The gardens... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This island is a great way to get some exercise in a beautiful setting. We thought the price was a bit steep but saw it was half price after 5:00pm. So we came back at five and spent 2 leisurely hours enjoying the flowers and walking paths. the highlight for me was the kid's playground where kids had actual wooden... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My mother and I traveled here from Friedrichshafen by boat, and got the combo-ticket for about 42 Euros per person which included our boat fare and entrance to the park. We took the 10am boat leaving Friedrichshafen and this was an all-day affair, since we didn't get back until about 5:30pm. The exhibits on Mainau were beautiful! The peacock and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A little dare, but worth every penny if flowers are your thing. Make sure you go in summer when the flowers are in full bloom and have your camera charged. You will not be disappointed. It a big island so make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and take snacks if you don't want to buy the food on the... More 

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Tervuren, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit this splendid garden marvel in May - some of the blooms (roses) were not out yet but with gardens such as these you will not be able to see everything all the time. We bought a combi-ticket. (Ferry and island visit) and spent the entire day on the island. Fabulous!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Flower paradise as you can rightly call, You will experience all the colours which will refresh and rejuvenate your mind. We ferried from Meersburg to this Island. We took a guide along with us during the walk to explain the trees and nature of flowers. Walk typically is about an hour and half and ends with the visit to Butterfly... More 

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Phone Number: 49 (0) 75 31 -303-0
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