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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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Sutton Coldfield
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry from Meersburg to Mainau after reading about it. It's a beautiful place to walk around with lovely flowers, trees and sculptures to enhance the landscape. It's not cheap as there's an entry fee to the island, but well worth it as you could spend the whole day here. Take a picnic if you want to save money,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I've now been here twice and loved it. Especially nice to visit in different seasons to notice how the gardens vary and change through the year. Loads of activities for kids, and the butterfly house is always a highlight. I always find plenty of stuff there to keep my camera busy too!

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Sparta, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We attended a wedding on Isle of Mainau. What a beautiful isle it is! Gorgeous flowers and towering trees! Very relaxing to just meander around and take in the relaxing fights. Intend to go back next time we have occasion to travel to th area.

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Joensuu, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just wonderful place! Lot's of flowers, sculpture's and great arboretum. You can spend a whole day watching and walking around path's. The whole Bodensee area is worth of spend few days wandering perhaps around the lake.

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Sequim, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This island garden was a paradise to visit. The flowers and trees are beautiful. It compares favorably with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA and Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada. It has a superior butterfly house, better than Vienna, Austria. Go by car, bicycle or ferry on Lake Bodensee. Spend the day or half day and eat there, too, in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Love flowers go, otherwise don't as it turns to be 18 eur for a boring walk. Why on earth do I need to write 100 words for a review?

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Orlando, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As the title says--I was blown away too see these special trees, many in a remarkably large size, inhabiting the island. The whole place is gorgeous, to put it simply. Flowers everywhere! The only thing I didn't like was the Butterfly conservatory, which of itself is actually a wonderful display of 300 species from around the world and should have... More

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zurich71
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78 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A day trip by boat from Konstanz, Kreuzlingen, etc. to Mainau is an excellent deal. The island hosts a lush and well-established vegetation, with all trees bearing labels, a paradise for any hobby dendrologist. Seasonal flowers are rich and beautiful, the same with the rose garden when in full bloom. The whole vegetation seems being well kept up. The beautiful... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The isle was filled with beautiful blooming gardens in a rainbow of colors. There were lovely sea views as well as a house with butterflies in every color. This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Germany. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The isle is very beautiful, full of gardens and flowers. Do not miss the butterfly greenhouse. The isle is very touristic. A bit overpriced in my opinion. (18€ per person).

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