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Isle of Mainau

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Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 303 0
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Can be very crowded

Our Inghams rep advised us to visit the island on a Tuesday as the (long) week-ends can be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warwick, United Kingdom
via mobile
A magnificent place for garden lovers

This beautiful island is a wonderful garden oasis, full of beautifully laid out gardens, at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chesterfield, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 303 0
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our Inghams rep advised us to visit the island on a Tuesday as the (long) week-ends can be busy. There is lots to see on the island if you are interested in flowers trees and shrubs. There are plenty of places to eat and shop....More

Thank Hardapple
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beautiful island is a wonderful garden oasis, full of beautifully laid out gardens, at the time of our visit the dahlias were in full full bloom. It is a must visit for lovers of great gardens.

Thank jonmar127
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friends convinced us to take a boat from Meersburg, and I am happy they did. Trees, flowers, landscape, views, cafe in the main building, photo exhibition, all is so lovingly maintained and full of beauty. Can spend the whole day there.

Thank vmilman
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'n not a person who gets worked up about gardens but this place is endlessly fascinating and spectacular. There is something wonderful around every corner, plus it has an exceptional play area for kids. It is a whimsical, magical, silly, breath-taking place and genuinely worth...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must seen once in your life! Amazing island at the Lake of Constance with a garden park you will never forget Different kind of restaurants Don't miss the butterfly 🦋 house

Thank Jens Christoph N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our holiday in Konstanz, we took TripAdvisor's recommendation to cruise up to the isle of Mainau. We found the most beautifully kept gardens that I have ever seen along with a host of other attractions - a butterfly house, a pond filled with colourful...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews here I must be honest in that I was concerned this attraction might be over-priced and seasonally dependent Luckily my wife insisted we go - despite the looming weather I decided to drive instead of taking public transit -...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All is organized excellent !!! Botanic garden and all erritory is amazing !!! The history of Bernadotte family in generally and of Lennart ernadotte in particulary is very , very interesting !!!

Thank Lev G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful island with a large variety of flowers and plants. Highly recommend to pack some snacks and enjoy it with a beautiful view. You could walk there for hours, perfect for all kinds of mobility. A must-see is the butterfly farm, the Mammut trees and...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful island, with amazing nature, trees, plants and animals and butterflies. You can spend a whole day by wandering around. There are greenhouses, gardens, waterfalls, bars, restaurants, shops and whatever. It's a bit expensive, but it is worth the trip (it is joined with...More

Thank zigno2009
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Terence B
31 August 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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Heather B
13 July 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
colin s
21 May 2017|
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Response from JBee_8 | Reviewed this property |
You can travel by boat to Mainau if coming from elsewhere on the lake, or park and walk across the short causeway if coming from Konstanz.