Mainau Island, Lake Constance

Mainau islandToday I want to present you the beautiful flower island of Mainau in Germany. It´s an island in Lake Constance, near the city of Constance.

The island is maintained as a garden island and it belongs to the Lennart Bernadotte Foundation (an entity created by Prince Lennart, Count Bernadotte of Wisborg).

Mainau island

Beside flowers there is a park landscape with views on the lake. There is also a greenhouse with tropical climate and thousands of butterflies.

Mainau island

And of course thousands of different flowers all year through. There are, for instance, about 30,000 rose bushes representing 1,200 varieties.

Mainau island

You can also see some fabulous figures made out of flowers and other plants.

Mainau island

Mainau island

Attractions in the park are:

  • The Castle (where the Bernadotte family is still living)
  • Palm House
  • Butterflyhouse
  • Seasonal Gardens
  • Arboretum
  • Herb Garden
  • Farmyard (among others rabbits, hens, cats, Shetland ponies…)
  • Italian Rose Garden

Mainau island

Why I like it?
Well, first of all you have to pay an admission which depends on the season you are visiting the island. But it was worth it. If you are interested in flowers (and also butterflies) that´s one place you should visit in Germany. There are so many different places on that small island that one day is not enough if you want to see all of them. You can bring your own food if you don´t want to dine in one of the restaurants there and sit on a bank and eat your sandwiches 😉 . And it´s a perfect spot for all those photo enthusiasts – there are enough photo motifs. *** stars.

Mainau island

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