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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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A beautiful place for flower lovers

The island of Mainau is absolutely breathtaking in its variety and wealth of millions of flowers and pretty gardening. Entrance is quite expensive, but expect to spend at least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Uri R
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The island of Mainau is absolutely breathtaking in its variety and wealth of millions of flowers and pretty gardening. Entrance is quite expensive, but expect to spend at least half a day on a memorable experience, so in my opinion it is quite worth it. Highly recommended for families - there are large and pretty playgrounds, nice big restaurants with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was lucky to visit during Spring! A garden island in Lake Constance, owned by the Lennart Bernadotte Foundation, an entity created by Prince Lennart, formely a Prince of Sweden. There is a greenhouse with tropical climate flowers with thousands of butterflies, and also a delicious pastry shop inside the castle.

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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Luxuriant blossoms all year, a park with trees about 150 years old, the Baroque splendour of the castle, grounds and church, the Mediterranean flair – this is Mainau, the Flower Island in Lake Constance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The sunset seen from the island is magical with the greenary of the park, vast waters of the lake and a backdrop of the snowclad Alps reflecting colors of dusk. Otherwise, the island is no more than a touristy spot.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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36 attraction reviews
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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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308 reviews 308 reviews
90 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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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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