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Isle of Mainau

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Lovely day out, especially the butterfly garden

OK so it was winter and cold, but was still a nice stroll out of the city and close to Zurich. The... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Seoul, South Korea
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Paradise of flowers and butterflies

We visited the Mainau Island in July. Scorching heat but such beauty the place has. Acres of... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Bengaluru, India
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 3030
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

OK so it was winter and cold, but was still a nice stroll out of the city and close to Zurich. The palm tree conservatory was not so impressive but must say the butterfly garden was pretty cool especially the transparent winged ones. Nice restaurant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We visited the Mainau Island in July. Scorching heat but such beauty the place has. Acres of well-maintained area, exotic flora and fauna, and butterflies. The place will take more than a day to explore. The castle is stunning, and roaming around with a gelato...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

You take a great boat ride to visit this beautiful island. It was a great spot to meander around and explore, we had a magnificent time - I was with friends who have already visited so had my own tourist guides. Spectacular views across the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christine R
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Isle of Mainau is great botany and butterflies place to visit. You have to pay in order to enter the island. You will enjoy the place for its colorful and beauty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yossinir123
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Given the price of the entrance you have to take advantage of the expense with a leisurely visit. ( 3 hours) I recommend not eating in the expensive restaurants but in the coffee shop at the end of the island. Stop several times so you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Revtra0151
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This Island istunning. A new view or experience at every turn. Stunning gardens, imagination playground, more dahlias that can be believed in Autumn, animals kept in brilliant style, a butterfly house full of beauty and an education in gardening without pesticides. Just go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This island made me feel like i have stepped on something out of this world! When i first saw its pictures before i came i was hesitant to visit because I thought it would be boring for my taste but i proved myself to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Halahnf
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The standard of this place if pretty well impeccable, all the facilities are clean and the quality of even the cheapest Cafe is higher than anything I have seen before. The gardens are beautiful even in October! We had a lovely slow afternoon here and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FreezingIrish
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The butterfly garden was an highlight. We had spent half a day at the park. The entrance fee is expensive but the overall experience is nice. There's great many beautifully decorated gardens. Plus the stroll around the island was enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nair L
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. Beautiful gardens and view of Lake Constance. We traveled through Switzerland and into Germany, and this destination is well worth the travel.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mary Elizabeth M
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Dominika F
August 12, 2018|
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Response from progys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late response. I think it is enough time to visit it until closing as it is closed when the sun goes down. Meaning around 20:30. I think 3 hours is enough to explore it. However, it depends if you have kids or... More
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Arthur B | Reviewed this property |
Immenstaad am Bondensee, definitely.
Pratibha S
June 26, 2018|
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Response from omrichef | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking in the entrance of the park. I really don’t remember what it costs
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Mumbai, India
Isle of Mainau while travelling from Schwangau to Gutach (5 Replies)
Hello everybody We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids aged 9 and 10 years. After a 4 night stay in Schwangau we will be travelling to Gutach. In mid May we would leave early morning from Schwangau and head to Gutach by a rental car. I wanted to visit Mainau island on the way and then reach Gutach by evening late. While coming from Schwangau where do I park the car in Lake Konstanz? How do I go to the Island from there? Is it possible do do it on the way considering that we leave early...More
January 06, 2016|
Response frommarcopolko|
Take a boat from Meersburg to Mainau and visit Germany's oldest inhabited castle while in Meersburg. Then stop at the excellent church at Birnau when you leave.