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Mainau is a little island in the middle of the Bodensee. We went there by catching a ferry in Lindau. The ferry ride took about an hour and a half each way, but it was a lovely ride. The Alps were always in panorama and there was a nice little cafe inside the boat.

The island itself is like one big garden. There is a castle in the center of it, but the flowers and trees are the main draw. A wonderful place to hike around, wander, and picnic.

Flower Year Schedule

Winter Jasemin, Witch Hazel and other winter flowers now blossom in the arboretum.

Snowdrops, christmas flowers and a first revelation of spring outside, a pleasant smell of oranges and colourful butterflies inside.

The first sunny days in park and garden; spring is awakening everywhere

Flower show in the Park: "Festival of Blossoms", with flowers and other plants reminiscent of music. Hundreds of tulips and narcissi will bloom in the Spring Avenue.

On the island´s eastern slope rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom, late tulips add a touch of colour. Whole month: "Festival of Flowers" in the Park.

Splendour of blossoms in the Italian rose garden and along the Promenade of Bush and Wild Roses.

Magnificent summer colours: "Festival of Blossoms", flowers in the Park reminiscent of music, with extra touches from the valuable collection of fuchsias in the Shore Garden.

The southern atmosphere is enhanced by exotic potted plants and the collection of passionflowers on the Mediterranean Terraces. The Arena of Fountains is glowing in oriental colours.

Time of the dahlia! Magnificent play of colours and autumnal Mainau highlight with more than 12,000 plants of 250 varieties in the dahlia garden and the garden at the edge of the lake.

The dahlias at the southern slope are still in full bloom until the first days of frost. In the park, the trees become more colourful every day: now begins the quieter time on the island.

Foggy days on the lake can be so wonderful, especially when the South is so close. Because it´s only a few steps between autumnal park, palm trees and exotic butterflies.

Soon it will be Christmas which, on the Island of Mainau, has its own very special appeal: Exotic splendour under palm trees, exotic butterflies, silence in the park, Christmas events in the castle, and Swedish Christmas buffets.

Times & Prices

Opening times for park and gardens:

Autumn & Winter 2004/2005:
25th of October 2004 until 17th of March 2005, 9.00 - 18.00

During the Mainau Flower Year 2005: 18th of March until 23rd of October 2005, 7.00 - 20.00

Prices in Mainau Autumn and Winter
from 25th of October 2004 to 17th of March 2005

Adults 6,00 €

School Children aged 16 and over,
Students, National Service Personnel 3,00 €

Children up to 15 years of age Admission free

Prices in Mainau Flower Year 2005
from 18th of March 2005 on

Mainau Family Ticket for parents with children up to 15 years of age 22,20 €

Adults 11,00 €

Children from 6 up to 15 years of age 3,40 €

School Children aged 16 or over,
Students, National Service Personnel
5,60 €

Senior citizens from 65 years of age on or with pensioner´s ID 10,00 €

Island bus 1,50 €

Further information under:
Phone +49 (0)7531-303-0
Fax +49 (0)7531-303-166
e-mail: souvenir@mainau.de
oder by mail from Mainau GmbH,
Abteilung Souvenir, D-78465 Insel Mainau

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