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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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221 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We travelled via the Isle of Mainau en-route from Stuttgart-Salzburg by road, based upon recommendation by our friends. And what a recommendation?!! This is a beautiful "island" (not strictly speaking an island, as it is linked to the mainland). The island consists of fantastic walks, through well-appointed gardens and woods, to a large country-style house, with butterfly house, fountains and... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a lovely place to spend the day! I love walking through old, beautiful gardens but these were on a new level. The flowerbeds were exquisite and I couldn't believe the amazing detail in some of the structures/statues they'd built with plants!

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Must see. We started with the butterfly house and by far the best one I have ever seen. Stunning landscape and gorgeous gardens. Because of its location and micro tropical climate you will see different palm trees which is unusual for Europe. It can get a little crowded but it worth going there. The place is breathtaking .

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Paris, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is worth the visit, also the boat ride is great. Do not go on weekend, it could be very crowded. The flowers are amazing, do not miss the butterfly house.

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Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had the whole day enjoying the wonders of this island. The butterfly house is wonderful and we enjoyed taking many photos and videos of these. The walks around the island are lovely. At this time of year, the rhododendrons, peonies, azaleas and perennials walks are particularly magnificent. It is open from sun up to sun down. We got there early... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I purchased a "Kombi" ticket for both the entrance and the boat from Konstanz, via Meersburg, which helped with the price. As well as the extensive grounds to wander through, the butterfly house is a must visit. The weather was showery on the day, but didn't notice any unhappy faces on any of the other visitors. As noted by other... More 

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