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Isle of Mainau

78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 303 0
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We visited on july, i was expecting flower gardens, nice parks, viewpoints. For 20 € entrance plus... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Perfect for a day trip doe Konstanz

We went to Mainau via ferry from Konstanz harbour for the day and would definitely recommend it... read more

Reviewed 4 days 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
78465 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 303 0
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on july, i was expecting flower gardens, nice parks, viewpoints. For 20 € entrance plus 5 for parking it was disappointing to realise that the whole island was a big tourist trap including very little to see for an adult. For kids there...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Mainau via ferry from Konstanz harbour for the day and would definitely recommend it. It's really beautiful and lives up to its name of Germany's Garden of Eden! Great for families as there are playgrounds and animals. There are also plenty of...More

Thank Chandy-UK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mainau has everything. Great for kids, great for adults. Indoor sites and outdoor sites. Very well maintained. Good for walking, sitting, exploring even dining. If you go to Konstanz this should definitely be on your to do list. Oh, you can also get there by...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours in Mainau just walking around and looking at the beautiful flowers and trees, it was really nice! Bring a water bottle, hat and sunblock, as it can get really hot on a sunny and windless day like we had. Plenty...More

Thank Camilla T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now been 4 times to Insel Mainau, (April, May, June and September.) I like to call it 'Flower Island'. Every month is different, the floral displays, games, fun facts are forever changing, I learn something new every time I visit. There is something...More

Thank irka657
Reviewed 1 week ago

We need to spend longer here than the couple of hours that we had. It is beautiful and there is something for everyone, e.g., farm animals for children to interact with. We loved the Italian style cascade.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isle is definitely a must visit when you are in Konztanz, it offers one something different and unique ...You can walk around, fell in love with the nature and dream...this is a new gate to Heaven.

Thank Bosce
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent at Mainau Island a half day on Saturday, when the island was quite crowded. The weather was also hot, but it was still enjoyable and very nice. We went by car. Finding a parking place is easy, as it is well-organised. Within the...More

Thank Tiio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to stroll for a few hours lots of flowers, or what did you think ;-) nice pavilions to visit restaurants seminar place

Thank euronald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arguably, the main attraction on Lake Constance. Not only for the flowers, but for different kinds of great landscape gardening, the butterfly house, and many other features. Now in better shape than ever, with a strong emphasis on ecology and sustainability.

Thank Reiner H
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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.
Peter C
15 May 2017|
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Response from travelat70 | Reviewed this property |
The round trip ferry including the entrance ticket to the island was 33 Euro. I believe the island was the attraction and you only enter once.