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Isle of Mainau

Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 3030
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Still beautiful to visit

This is such a beautiful and quiet place to walk around. It will take you a good several hours and... read more

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Breathtaking views with dazzling colours!

The island is a perfect place to spend a day, just roaming, admiring the view, petting the animals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly house” (105 reviews)
“petting zoo” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Insel Mainau, 78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 3030

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful and quiet place to walk around. It will take you a good several hours and it is a bit pricey but it is worth every penny.... or Euro. The flowers this time around were in fantastic bloom, the trees were...More

Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The island is a perfect place to spend a day, just roaming, admiring the view, petting the animals. The butterfly house is splendid with so many varieties. I took the bus number 4/13 from Konstanz banhnof. The entry prices to work during winter season (October...More

Thank Kunal S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first we hesitated visiting Mainau because of the high entrance fee (20 euro-adult) and our lack of interest in flowers… my sister visited the island a couple of years ago and she insisted we will check it out, and boy - we are so...More

Thank harpazhadar
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

You can reach to Mainau from Konstanz by Bus (half hr frequency). The ticket costs 20euro for full day and is free if you go post 5pm. Strongly recommend going in for 4-6 hours. The attractions inside are.. butterfly park, excellent flower arrangements and the...More

Thank Akshay B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The island is simply breathtaking! Always clean and always with amazing season flowers...always something new to discover. It's a real flower paradise and one of the best parts are the facilities for children! Anytime when I'm around it's a must to visit it!

1  Thank Diana M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Isla d in the early afternoon after spending 30euro on the ferry from meersberg and then admittance of 19.90 euro each and 5euro to park. This was the most expensive attraction we visited in our week on Lake Constance and we were...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I lived 5 years in the black forrest, not 2 hours from Mainau. At last i managed to visit it. It was amazing. All the autumn-coulors. The best thing i found was the path of dhalias. 250 differebt types in so many variations and coulors....More

1  Thank Fanny M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place, with stunningly beautiful grounds, gardens and scenery as it borders the lake. Good food outlet, and plenty to see and do. Don't miss the amazing cakes in the main house. Grumpy, sour faced bloke on the entrance gate was the only...More

2  Thank FlyingEmmit
Reviewed 3 October 2017

When you visit this island you will be transported to a time of kings and queens. The imposing building that faces you as you arrive on the boat is definitely reminiscent of a bygone era. There is a lot to explore and the gardens are...More

1  Thank PeterV1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the main tourist attractions of Lake Constance. There is a park landscape with views on the lake and many flower beds. There is also a greenhouse with a tropical climate that supports many orchids and thousands of butterflies. Notable for having over 1,200...More

1  Thank Kathleen K
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Terence B
30 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.