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    Attractions in the Park

    The Castle

    The Castle of the Teutonic Order is the architectural focal point on the island and a splendid setting for various occasions. It is the heart of the island and where the Bernadotte family lives.

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    Palm House

    Palms, oranges and parrots adorn the castle terrace –the exotic heart of Mainau.

     


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    Butterflyhouse

    One of the main highlights of a day spent on Mainau is a visit to Germany’s second largest butterfly house. Get a feeling of the tropics as you walk around the exotic landscape with its unique vegetation.
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    Playgrounds

    Nature experiences, fun and entertainment await our younger visitors at Children’s Land- one of the most beautiful playgrounds around Lake Constance with its farmyard, pony rides and floral animal figures.
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    Seasonal Gardens

    These experimental gardens designed by students are an integral part of each Mainau Flower Year.



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    Arboretum

    The valuable arboretum makes Mainau a unique park experience at all times of the year. Take a stroll and linger awhile taking a closer look at the trees and shrubs.


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    Farmyard

    Rabbits, hens, goats, Shetland ponies, donkeys, sheep, cats and a cow and her calf all live at the Mainau farmyard.



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    Orchid Show

    The annual orchid show is considered one of the most important in Europe. This beautiful display of orchids traditionally sets the beginning of the Mainau Flower Year in the Palm House in March.

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    Tulips and Co

    What would spring on Mainau be like without tulips and other spring flowers? Snowdrops and winter aconite are the first to await visitors in February or March (depending on weather conditions).

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    Italian Rose Garden

    The Italian Rose Garden lies to the south of Mainau Castle. It was originally laid out as an Italian-style flower garden by Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden in the 19th century.
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    Dahlia Show

    Autumn on Mainau is dahlia time – a wonderful firework of blossoms covers the dahlia hill from the end of August until the end of Mainau Flower Year in October.

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