Mainau Island: A day in a garden paradise

by Anni & Wladi

Welcome to the island of Mainau, the green jewel in Lake Constance! A sunny day, as if St. Peter himself had sent a servant to arrange the weather. The island welcomes us with a play of colors as if the rainbow itself had exploded.

The island of Mainau, also known as the “flower island in Lake Constance”, is not only a feast for the eyes, but also has an impressive pedigree. Born out of the water, it has a royal lineage: the Swedish royal family is part of the history of this blooming paradise.

Mainau Island – life in bloom

But enough preamble! Let’s stroll through the gardens, where the flowers dance and the trees bend with the joy of life. Natives and exotics shake hands as if they were greeting each other at a royal soiree. The roses, majestic in their diversity, whisper stories of love and passion. The dahlias are as magnificent as if they had strolled out of the flower gallery for a fashion show.

But the island of Mainau is not just a flower parade. Here you can immerse yourself in the world of plants as if you were a detective searching for clues in the botanical jungle. The arboretum, a living encyclopaedia of trees, tells stories older than many grandfathers. The palm trees, as if they were sown by a gardener with an affinity for wanderlust, tell of faraway lands. Who needs a plane ticket when you can stroll under palm trees here?

Mainau Island – the rainbow playground

Mainau Island is not only a garden for the eyes, but also a delight for the palate. The floral splendor inspires the cuisine. Here the senses are indulged as if every bite were reciting a poem. Stroll through the butterfly house, where the fluttering works of art bathe the air in pastel colors. The butterflies dance a cheerful summer waltz as if they had their own dance school on this island.

Mainau Island in summer is a feast for the senses, a place where nature plays its full orchestra. So, grab your sunglasses, put on your best summer hat and experience a day in a green fairyland – on the island of Mainau, where the flowers set the pace and the trees whisper stories.

The Rhine Falls – more than just a wet detour

If you still have time, take a detour to Neuhausen in Switzerland and immerse yourself in the refreshing spray of the Rhine Falls, which makes its mighty veils of water dance with particular verve in summer. In glorious weather, the Rhine becomes a pool of joy and visitors are in the front row of the water party.

With a respectable flow rate of 600 cubic meters per second, the Rhine Falls are not only a shower room for mermaids, but also an impressive natural phenomenon. After all, it is the largest waterfall in Europe! With a drop height of 23 meters and a width of 150 meters, the Rhine Falls spread out majestically, as if opening its arms to embrace visitors with cascades of water.

A short stop to admire the natural spectacle is like a refreshing sip of lemonade on a hot summer’s day: short, sweet and unforgettable. You can find more unforgettable places in Germany here.

How much does admission to Mainau Island cost?

A distinction is made between winter and summer admission prices. There is also a distinction between online and on-site tickets. There are also categories 1 (Thu-Sun, public holidays) and 2 (Mon-May)
Winter online ticket adults: €11.00 (€12.00 on-site ticket)
Summer online ticket adults: € 25.50 (€ 28.50 on-site ticket) – category 2 € 1.50 cheaper

When is the best time to visit Mainau Island?

The best time to visit Mainau Island is between April and September, when all the plants are in bloom.

Is the Rhine Falls on the German side?

The Rhine Falls are on the Swiss side.

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