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Mainau, Konstanz

Must see · Island · Nature / Park
Set in Lake Constance, Mainau overflows with parks and historic sites. You can visit the Baroque Castle of the Teutonic Order, designed in 1739, and home to the noble family who oversees the care of the island. The many parks and gardens include a butterfly house and a grand arboretum with more than 500 species of trees alone. An extensive collection of rare and exotic plants, like orchids and tulips, give the area its tropical appearance. Restaurants serve German and Swedish specialties. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Konstanz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mainau and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Easily reached by bike from Konstanz, this small island is filled with lovely gardens and walks, as well as a couple of cafes and old buildings. On the day we visited the weather was fantastic, but.....  more »
  • Yes this is again a must see location. All we’ll organized. 2 Millionen visitors every year! The finest garden work. Great flowers and sculpture. The eye is full of fine moments to enjoy.  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit while in Konstanz. Beautiful gardens and plants. I found it beautiful even on a rainy day. We visited two weeks ago with my partner and my 6 year old daughter and...  more »
  • The Island Mainau beautiful
  • This place is a can find the relax of a beautiful lake...the fragrance of resin...the colours of flowers.... don't miss Mainau
  • What a wonderful place?! The flowers are beautiful. The butterfly house is lovely! The sight of the lake and promenade is breathtaking
  • Quite expensive entrance fee and exactly the same landscape that you see when circling Constance lake. I don't understand why so many positive reviews. Don't waste your time/money.
  • It doesn't say on google maps, but entrance fee is 21.50 which is not worth it unless you have a whole day to explore. Many people don't know that and end up having to pay 5 EUR for the parking and wasting their time.

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