Reach us by ship (Mainau harbour), bus or car (car park on the
mainland). A pedestrian bridge leads directly from the car
park to the island.
Prices: 23 March till 21 October 2012
Adults 16,90 €
School children (aged 13 and above), students (with ID card) 9,50 €
Groups (10 and more people) 13,50 €
Family ticket (children up to 15 years) 34,00 €
Children (up to 12 years) FREE
Sunset ticket from 5:00 pm
Mainau Island is open all year round. Open from sunrise until sunset.
D-78465 Insel Mainau
Tel.: + 49 (0) 75 31/303-0
Fax: + 49 (0) 75 31/303-248
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1 /2 PRICE
Single annual ticket 45,00 €
Family annual ticket 90,00 €
Senior citizens’ annual ticket (including island bus) 45,00 €
School children and student annual ticket 28,00 €
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D I E B L U M E N I N S E L I M B O D E N S E E
Sunshine dreaming -
Mainau GmbH | D-78465 Insel Mainau
Telefon +49(0) 75 31/303-0 | email@example.com | www.mainau.de
Mainau Island’s recent history
Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden acquired Mainau Island in 1853.
His great-grandson Count Lennart Bernadotte († 2004) took over
the island in 1932 and turned it into the largest tourist attraction at
Lake Constance. He married Countess Sonja Bernadotte († 2008) in
1972 and the island became their life’s work. In 1974, they put the
island under the control of Mainau GmbH, whose shareholder is the
Countess Bettina and Count Björn Bernadotte head the company
today. The present-day Bernadotte generation strive to carry on the
philosophy, valid since 1932, of providing a renewed oasis of natural
beauty, harmony and relaxation for visitors from all over the world
The Mainau Flower Year 2012
A warm breeze rippling turquoise water, natural tranquillity, cheerful
colours and sweet scents delight the soul. Thoughts drift off as island
paradises give the impression of endless summers. Experience this
feeling on Mainau. Our 2012 theme “Sunshine dreaming - southern
islands” lends a South Sea flair to the exotic botanical treasures,
colourful festivals and musical and culinary delights.
Admire one of Germany’s largest orchid shows in the Palm House at
the start of the flower season. Thousands of tulips and narcissi bloom
along the spring avenues.
Choose the most beautiful rose in summer and the most beautiful
dahlia in autumn. The flowers, trees and shrubs are magnificent at all
times of the year.
An island, full of stunning blossoms, rises majestically above its
sandbank in the light of the south. Exotic hemp and date palms in
the Palm House and colourful butterflies in the Butterfly House
lend a South Sea feeling throughout the year.
Relax in the herbaceous garden and enjoy the ever-changing scene
of plants. There’s lots of fun for small adventurers at Mainau
Children’s Land or at the farm with a petting zoo and pony rides.
Listen to talking plants in the enchanted garden or romp around at
Water World and Blumi’s Lakeside World.
Glittering events like the Count’s Island Festival, the Count’s
Castle Festival, the traditional Swedish Midsummer Festival, the
Lucia Festival and many more are very popular with our visitors.
Celebrating in a stylish ambience
Mainau gastronomy has been in existence for over 65 years. The
gastronomic offer ranges from snacks and afternoon coffee to
festive menus in a stylish ambience. Mainau chefs prepare culinary
delights for you to savour in unique surroundings; on the lakeside
terrace or in the historic rooms of the Baroque Castle. Take a break
and try some of the coffee and cake specialities served in the
subtropical ambience of the Palm House. The Schwedenschenke
furbished in the style of a Swedish country restaurant serves both
Swedish and local specialities - Pytt i Panna and Köttbuller meet
“badisch” flädle soup and Lake Constance wine. Exotic “taste of the
South Sea” variations of the classic seasonal dishes are also on the
menu in 2012. We look forward to seeing you, Smaklig måltid!