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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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Beautiful garden island

A lovely way to spend a warm summer day, we first saw the island from the air on our Zeppelin flight over Lake Constance and were told about it by the flight attendant. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely way to spend a warm summer day, we first saw the island from the air on our Zeppelin flight over Lake Constance and were told about it by the flight attendant. The island features gorgeous gardens and a tranquil arboretum, and we found it a relaxing and pleasant place to spend a few hours.

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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We loved the birds on the lake, the walk is easy and nice. The kids loved the walk. The flowers are lovely as well as the butterflies and orchids. It was very nice to feed the goats, pity you can't ride the ponies till 13:00. Great playground for kids.

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Leicester UK
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took the 1010 ferry to Mainau from Lindau and paid around 45 Euro for the ferry and admission. This gives you just over three hours on the Island which is not really long enough. You can take a "stopping" ferry back but it did not get into Lindau until about 2030 and we wanted our dinner!

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Milan, Italy
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135 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Though the ticket is quite pricy (almost 20 euros per person), the island worths a visit. Everywhere you turn, there are flowers everywhere. For sure impressive are the mascotte, the ducks and the peacock made of flowers. And you can't live without having seen the butterflies' house and the palace on the top of the island with its Italian garden.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For flower and plant lovers, it shouldn't be missed. Really an astonishing selection of varieties to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

great green views surrounded by water, definite visit if you are in the area. great for families with children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

During the period of late spring, when a lot of flowers are present we visited this island, connected by a bridge where you as a visitor can walk from the main land to the island (just a few hundred meters). There was an impressive orchidee fair and also the butterfly garden is interesting and worth to visit. During the strawl... More 

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Austria
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Plan on about four hours to tour this lovely place. It belongs to the Swedish Royal Family, and they still use it occasionally. Enjoy the elaborate flower gardens, the petting zoo and the playground if you have kids with you. The big butterfly house is a special treat. There are several places to eat, including a full restaurant near the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Address: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 (0) 75 31 -303-0
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