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Isle of Mainau

Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 3030
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A must-have visit even with a baby

Take a bus from Konstanz and only in 20 mins you'll be there saving money for parking. Usually, if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johnny_Goode
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Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
Beautiful

This is the second time I've been here and it's still beautiful. The first time I visited was in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katherine B
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“butterfly house” (110 reviews)
“petting zoo” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7531 3030
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"butterfly house"
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"beautiful island"
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"petting zoo"
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"lake constance"
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"full bloom"
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"flower island"
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"rose garden"
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"flowers and plants"
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"wonderful place"
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"flower lovers"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 16 reviews
"play area"
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"different kinds"
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"botanical gardens"
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"pony rides"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take a bus from Konstanz and only in 20 mins you'll be there saving money for parking. Usually, if you stay in the hotel you're the right to use the busses for free. Make sure you study the schedule for the return trip as the...More

Thank Johnny_Goode
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time I've been here and it's still beautiful. The first time I visited was in tulip season and this time it was roses. The gardens are impressively maintained with beds of vivid colours all with the back drop of the lake....More

Thank Katherine B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! That's all I can describe this island. Reachable by a short stroll or you can wait for the free shuttle. Depending on the season, there are plenty for everyone. There is a mini zoo with animals for the kids, a play grounf...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place. Trees more than 150 years old. Huge botanical park with varieties from all across the world. Super area for kids of all ages to play. 30 min Bus or ferry ride from the Banhof.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended for a wedding on a hot & sunny June day and enjoyed our visit. The formal gardens are well set out and well stocked. Cafes have good food and good beer at reasonable prices. Inside the building is just as impressive as the...More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance fee is very steep if you visit outside mid-April to Mid-May period. Only interesting thing is the butterfly garden. Palace was closed. Inside the Garden, full of commercial stalls.. Not worth value for money compared to many other Zoos /Gardens in Europe.More

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inselmainau, Social Media-Team at Isle of Mainau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear GlobeTrekker991, Thank you very much for your feedback from June, 8th 2018. Our visitor’s satisfaction is very important to us and for that reason we are grateful to every suggestion or feedback. We regret to read that you did not enjoy your visit to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the entrance fee is steep---but the number of gardener's required to keep this place in pristine shape does not come cheap. We were here mid-May and the flowers were gorgeous especially Rhododendrons, Peonies and early wild roses. Bedding plants and poppies were fun as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island is definitely for those who love Gods creation. The flowers are spectacular and the trees are over 100 years old. We did not get to see too much of the castle due to a festival but it was beautiful with great views.

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Bodensee or Lake Constanz, whichever you prefer to call it is a stunning place to view the botanical gardens, lake, butterfly house, and more. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants, my favorite is LeBistro. Enjoy this lake’s three bodies of water that cover Germany,...More

1  Thank Eurobondgirl
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

A must must visit,not to be missed.Beautifully maintained.What amazing flowers and plantation all around!!Butterfly park was amazing.Beautiful church on the island.The view of the lake is breath taking.The restaurants were crowded though.Loved every bit.Preferably wear walking shoes.

1  Thank Rituscraft
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alirudfra
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Traveller87987687 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to go to Meersburg and park your car at the boat pier. This is where the boats to Mainau depart. That gives you the opportunity to visit Mainau first and then Meersburg after your return (or vice versa). Since... More
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Terence B
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Terry. Yes, I think so. The ferries goes quite often to many directions. Be careful that you are in the right boat. We took a return ferry from Meersburg to Mainau during one day. Have a good holiday, enjoy. Bodensee... More
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July 12, 2017|
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Response from Alexandra K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I am sure You won't have any problems to buy tickets right there. Of course there is a line but it's not a terrible long and it's going really fast. Just try to come in the morning because the... More
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