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Mainau Island: Explore tropical world with colourful butterflies and blossoms

Nalynn Dolan Caine ▼ | August 12, 2020
Mainau Island near the city of Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is home to a baroque palace, restaurants, cafes, rare plant collections and butterfly house - second largest butterfly house in Germany.
Mainau Island
Germany   One of the main tourist attractions of Lake Constance
From spring to the autumn months, Mainau Island, also called "Flowering island in the Lake Constance", is an oasis of blossoming flowers.

Mainau flower year traditionally starts in March, with the orchid display in the Palm House. Million tulips in every color bloom between March and May. Snowdrops, hyacinths, bluebells and other flowering bulbs accompany them.

From May to June over 200 kinds of Rhododendrons and Azaleas are in full bloom. June is also the month of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers, roses. In July the blossoms of brugmansia and hibiscus are blooming and in August the blossoms of passion flowers bloom.

Autumn is the time for dahlias and a stroll through the arboretum, the large collection of trees with 250 species. There is also a garden railway to see all those gardens from a different viewpoint. Winter is the quietest season, but it can be as spectacular when it snows.

But the island has more to show than flowers and trees. The island also features a butterfly house that is all open year-round. Depending on the season, roughly 700 to 1,000 colorful butterflies of 80 different kinds, mainly of southern American origin, are flying among visitors in the tropical landscape.

A three-winged baroque palace with a splendid church, a huge children’s Kinderland playground, numerous restaurants, cafes and the breathtaking nature offers something for all the family, 365 days a year, rain or shine.

Book a ticket with time slot for entering the gardens online and enjoy it whatever the season.


 

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