The island of Mainau is a place to visit at any time of the year. The unique location and the flower paradise enchants young and old. I go 3 times a year, in spring, summer and autumn. If I were you, I would leave early in the morning. If you are looking for a meaningful day trip, then Mainau Island is just the right place. You can also buy the tickets conveniently online, then you don’t have to queue so long at the ticket office. The island of Mainau is very easy to reach by car, whether you come from Switzerland, Germany or Austria. From Konstanz to Mainau Island it takes between 15 to 20 minutes.
Take an island tour, have a drink or lunch in one of the good restaurants.
The flower island Mainau offers beauty all year round with 45 hectares of impressive gardens, restaurants and shopping facilities. It is home to the second largest butterfly house in Germany, which invites you into a tropical world with colourful butterflies and flowers. The Mainau’s theme gardens include a rhododendron slope, the Italian Rose Garden, the Dahlia Garden and the Hydrangea Trail, the Herb Garden.
The Mainau Society
The island of Mainau is operated by a limited liability company, Mainau GmbH. The island and all its possessions were incorporated into this company in 1974 by Count Lennart Bernadotte and his wife Countess Sonja Countess Bernadotte. Mainau GmbH has 150 employees all year round, and 300 employees during the flower season from March to October. Park and garden are open all year round. The departments of the GmbH are the profit centres “Park, Garden and Forest”, “Gastronomy” and “Souvenir” as well as the corresponding internal service providers. As a private company without public subsidies, Mainau GmbH (annual turnover approx. 27 million euros) operates according to market-oriented principles. The sole shareholder of Mainau GmbH is the Lennart-Bernadotte Foundation, a non-profit foundation under civil law with legal capacity.