7 photos

Mainau - Island-Flower

The Island of Mainau, owned by the Swedish family Bernadotte, has been known as a giant botanical garden in the past half century. The huge flower garden was created here at the order of the owner of the island, Duke Friedrich I, in the 1850s. He chose the island as his summer residence, created the palace garden management here and thus continued the work of the Hungarian Prince Nikolaus II Esterhazy de Galanta, who first founded here the landscaped park in 1830.

Having bought the Island of Mainau in 1853, Frederick I started to change it, hired landscape architects, and even personally planted a linden here, naming it in honor of his daughter Victoria. This tree has survived to this day just like the 150-year-old cedars, Japanese Sophora, oaks and flowers in pots, reaching even the monarchy times. Thanks to the mild climate on the lake, lemons and oranges fruit on the island and a thousand orchids bloom in March in the pavilion “Palmenhaus”. The rose garden admires infinitely: 1,200 varieties of roses were planted in it. In addition, there are tulips, dahlias, all kinds of exotic plants, and Germany's largest butterfly pavilion on the island. There is a mini-zoo and a water playground.

The baroque palace, where the family of the Count lives, is the center of the Island of Mainau. The Baroque church is adjacent to the palace and is used for concerts and weddings. The island regularly hosts festivals: exhibitions of flower sculptures and a fair in May, Music Festival in July, and the Christmas flower holiday. The island has a system for the production of solar energy, and in the cafés dishes from locally grown organic products are served. You can get to the island from Konstanz by ferry or by a footbridge.

Address
Unnamed Road
78465, Konstanz
Official website
Opening Hours
No information on opening hours is still available.
Nearby
3.3 km
Mainaublick
Restaurant • Hotel
+49 7556 92130
Payment methods:
3.6 km
Kebab pizza house
Pizzeria
+49 7531 3695271
Payment methods:
3.5 km
Imperial
Restaurant • Steak House
+49 7531 9168180
Payment methods:
4.3 km
Kloster Petershausen
Museums and Exhibitions • Architectural Monuments
3.1 km
Meera
Restaurant
+49 7531 3692786
Payment methods:
4.1 km
Ziegelhof
Restaurant • Wine bar • Catering
+49 7531 991631
Payment methods:
3.7 km
am Fliesshorn
Restaurant • Tavern • Sushi bar
+49 7533 2066
Payment methods:
3.4 km
Tatsumi
Sushi bar
+49 7531 3621009
Payment methods:
3.4 km
Archaeological Museum of Stilts Houses in Unteruldingene
Museums and Exhibitions
3.9 km
Süß & Salzig
Café • Catering
+49 7531 3806810
Payment methods:
1.9 km
Volapuek
Restaurant • Hotel • Biergarten
+49 7531 94400
Payment methods:
4 km
Flitzer
Restaurant • Pizzeria • Catering
+49 7531 692727
Payment methods:
3 km
Holzer
Restaurant • Hotel • Catering • Pension
+49 7531 31546
Payment methods:
3.8 km
Wohnzimmer Konstanz
Bar
+49 174 9188483
Payment methods:
1.9 km
Erlebniswald
Biergarten
+49 7531 3613667
Payment methods:
1.9 km
Arche
Self-service restaurant • Bistro
+49 7531 457135
Payment methods:
3.3 km
Al Porto
Restaurant • Hotel • Pizzeria • Café
+49 7556 93490
Payment methods:
3 km
zur Traube
Restaurant • Tavern • Wine bar
+49 7531 31317
Payment methods:
1.9 km
Ko'Ono
Restaurant • Hotel • Bar
+49 7531 361900
Payment methods:
2.9 km
Staader Fahrhaus
Restaurant • Bar • Café
+49 7531 3616763
Payment methods:
1.9 km
VIVA
Restaurant • Hotel • Bar
+49 7531 361900
Payment methods:
4 km
Zur Linde
Family restaurant • Hotel
+49 7531 97420
Payment methods:
2.3 km
Hohenegg
Family restaurant • Banquet room
+49 7531 33530
Payment methods:
4.1 km
Defne
Restaurant
+49 7531 61580
Payment methods:
3.7 km
Asia Linh
Restaurant
+49 75 31457157
Payment methods:
2.1 km
Strandbadkiosk
Snack Bar
+49 7531 942479
Payment methods:
3.2 km
Knaus
Restaurant • Hotel • Biergarten
+49 7556 8008
Payment methods:
4.5 km
Powder Tower
Architectural Monuments
3.4 km
Seevilla am Bodensee
Restaurant • Hotel
+49 7556 93370
Payment methods:
4.6 km
Rhine Gate Tower
Architectural Monuments
2.9 km
Lände
Restaurant • Bar • Café
+49 7531 3615441
Payment methods:
1.8 km
Divino Da Ciro
Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Pizzeria
+49 7531 43192
Payment methods:
2.9 km
Fischhaus Am Fahrhafen
Fish restaurant
+49 7531 8076961
Payment methods:
3 km
Zur Traube
Restaurant • Inn • Biergarten
+49 7531 31317
Payment methods: