The island of Mainau, also known as the flower island in Lake Constance, is a true paradise for flower and nature lovers. It is located in the German part of Lake Constance and covers an area of about 45 hectares. The island is famous for its stunning gardens, which offer an impressive variety of flowers, plants and trees.
On Mainau Island, visitors can enjoy a picturesque landscape with magnificent flowerbeds, lush green spaces and idyllic walkways. Every spring, the gardens are transformed into a veritable sea of blossoms as thousands of tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers bloom in full splendour. It is a truly magical sight that enchants the senses.
In addition to the flower gardens, Mainau Island also offers an impressive view of Lake Constance. The lakeside promenade invites you to take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the fresh air and the magnificent view of the lake. On warm days, visitors can also take a refreshing dip in the lake or try out water sports activities such as sailing or windsurfing.
For hungry visitors, there are several restaurants and cafés on Mainau Island offering a variety of culinary delights. From traditional German cuisine to international specialities, there is something to suit every taste. It is a wonderful way to end the day with a delicious meal or a cup of coffee and a piece of cake while enjoying the view of Lake Constance and the surrounding nature.
Mainau Island is a place that delights visitors of all ages. Whether you want to admire the beauty of the flowers, enjoy the tranquillity of nature or simply spend some relaxing time by the lake, Mainau Island has something for everyone. It is a truly magical place that invites you to dream and relax.
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.
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