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Mainau, Konstanz

(4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Mainau and other Konstanz attractions using our handy Konstanz vacation trip planner.
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  • Waiting times at checkout to often relatively long times. Wunderscjöne, well kept gardens and parks, wonderful views of Lake Constance. Very according to and fully depending on the time of day, weather and number of visitors. Unfortunately most Cafès from 17 or 18: 00 close times are ideal; Spielplatzfür perfect for children. Butterfly House recommended only conditionally depending on the season.
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  • Entirely pedestrian island at the edge of Lake Constance. Variety of flowers and trees, beautiful gardens to the butterflies, the castle is in see also. The entry price is relatively expensive (about 20 euros for 1 adult) and is paid parking also. Possibility of restoration on the spot (restaurant or cafeteria)
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  • Of course the island of Mainau has its largest attraction if here everything flourishes and it is nice and warm, but for me the visit in extreme winter cold sexy (beginning of-14 °) was the park once, thus completely lonely, the trees were still impressive in winter condition, already the "void" in the Butterfly House was worth the visit alone. Just nice adults to marvel at as worth also visit the Castle Church and the Castle Cafe, where there are excellent cake in a tasteful atmosphere. The Mainau is an experience in snow and ice and has your appeal, admission is not cheap though, but if you can see all the effort, especially in the spring and summer, that appears to be justified. Butterfly houses cost mostly too much entry and here that is part of it. Thus full points even in winter!
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