An island of flowers for all seasons, a jewel set in the emerald waters of Lake Constance.
The year-round beauty of the flowers; parks with trees dating back over 150 years; the Baroque splendour of palaces and churches, a character distinctly Mediterranean. There's all this and more in Mainau, the garden island in Lake Constance.
Of special botanical interest
The island of Mainau is a place of exceptional botanical diversity, and there's plenty to amaze you. Spread over two separate sections of the island, the rose collection, featuring over 1,200 different types and species, is of national importance. Visit the Italian rose garden, where you can revel in the scent, beauty and elegance of this, the queen of flowers.
Mainau has a lot to offer even if the weather is less than perfect: the sensational butterfly house and palm house are not to be missed.
An architectural walk brings you past the castle church of St. Maria, the palace of the Teutonic knights, the gatehouse, the gardener's tower, the Swedish tower and much more besides.
But Mainau is a paradise for children, too. The island has lots of outdoor experiences, offering fun and variety for younger visitors. Take the Mainau children's world, where a selection of themed playgrounds „water world“, „flowers of the river bank“ and " dwarf village“ are perfect for exploring and working off excess energy.