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Mainau, Konstanz

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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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  • An excessive price.. Nevertheless a beautiful island very flowered.. a butterfly greenhouse that has a feeric side. Beautiful landscapes at the edge of the water what to eat everywhere. Access by boat or by car
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  • Just gorgeous! The island is fantastically located and offers great views! The variety of flora is sensational.
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  • Most impressive (for me) the "Butterfly House." Thousands of butterflies in the most dazzling colors flutter wildly through a tropical plant landscape. The small zoo with exotic goats, donkeys and Shetland ponies is also nice. The plant splendour all over the island, (well, actually only peninsula, because you can cross over a jetty by foot or even car), especially in spring, is a feast for the eyes. The car ferry operation is quite fast, with no major waiting times. For food and drink, there's everything from ordinary snack to upscale restaurant and cafés. Admission at €21.50 is somewhat happily per adult person, but it's worth it. Everything is nicely laid out, well signposted, I spent 7 hours, and it was a glorious, beautiful day (May 18, 2019). Clearly, a model railway needs 50 cents to go 3 laps is a bit over the top, but never mind. Also for children there are playgrounds with a lot of entertainment level, not just banal slipway, swing and climbing frame. For example, a pond basin with wooden raft, "sound parcels," etc. Really a worthwhile excursion!
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  • Awesome place to visit in the weekend. Had so much fun looking at kids playing and learning stuff. People with nature, lots and lots of flowers. Was an awesome adventure. The butterfly park is the best of it all. Its really worth it to visit this place to get some stress off. Well spent weekend. Give it a try. You will not regret it.
  • Definitely a place worth to spend a lovely day in family or for lovers
  • I was there in 2016 and I'm still on time to rate five stars, I loved the visit.
  • Really. ..Wounderfull. ..in summer. ...boat trips. ...food. ..fantastic. ..friendly.....
  • A little Paradise on earth with unlimited beauty. The island is really big and there are tons of attractions and flowers, butterflies.. if you like nature, go and visit! Highly recommend.
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