About Mainau Island

Worth Knowing

The 45 hectar Mainau Island lies just off the shores of Lake Constance the far south-west of Germany, close to Switzerland and Austria. The over 150 year old Arboretum with giant sequoias welcomes you to relax and enjoy nature seasons. Around a million tulips, rhododendrons, scented roses, perennials and colourful dahlias bloom in the park and gardens. Palms and citrus plants lend a Mediterranean flair to the island in summer. The Teutonic castle completed in 1746 and the castle church St. Marien are architectural highlights of the Baroque era and stand in close proximity to 15 metre tall palm trees. Not only nature and garden lovers and relaxation seekers come to the island but also many families. Children can play at inspiring adventure playgrounds.

Opening Hours | Mainau Island

Today open until:
7:14 - 19:13 pm
We are open every day from sunrise to sunset, including all holidays, 365 days a year, rain or shine.

Butterfly House (no. 19)
Winter Season daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Summer Season daily from 10 am to 7 pm
Baroque Mainau Castle (no. 31)
daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Palm House (no. 32)

Dear guests,
in summer 2017 the Mainau Island Palm House is going to be dismantled. The building’s structure made of acryl glass will undergo maintenance measures. You will find the nearly 15 meter high palm trees out of doors during that time period. Events that are usually held in the Palm House will be held at weather-independent locations. In autumn the Palm House will be reconstructed in its previous shape and will be accessible as usual.

Ticket prices 2017/2018

Price Categories Summer Season
24th March 2017 to 22nd October 2017
Winter Season
23rd October 2017 to 14th March 2018
Children (0-12 years old) free free
Students (Students ID required) 11,50 € 6,00 €
Adults 19,90 € 10,00 €
Family ticket (valid for 2 adults and their children under 15 years old) 41,00 € not available
Late entry after 5pm half price not available
Visitors with disabilities (handicapped ID required)
Handicapped visitors pay regular price. On presentation of your handicapped ID with B, aG or H the accompanying person gets entry for free.
19,90 € 10,00 €
Groups (10 paying persons or more) 15,70 € 8,00 €
Parking charge 5,00 € free
Parking charge for Annual Ticket & Partnercard Holders 1,00 € free
Bus 1,50 € The bus runs only during summer season.
Dogs (Dogs are allowed at Mainau Island. They must be on a leash all time. Dogs do not have access to Butterfly House and exhibition area of Baroque Mainau Castle.) free free
Annual Tickets

Valid for one year starting with the first usage. The annual ticket does not include the parking fees and it is not transferable.
Annual Ticket Adults 52,00 € 52,00 €
Annual Ticket Family (For parents and their children under 15 years) 105,00 € 105,00 €
Annual Ticket Guest aged 65+ (ID required, bus for free) 52,00 € 52,00 €
Annual Ticket Students (ID required) 32,00 € 32,00 €

Mainau Island Map

Mainau Island is home to a baroque castle, rare plant collections, a popular butterfly house and restaurants. Find them all, and more, on this map of attractions.

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Contact details for Mainau Island

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If your enquiry is about visiting Mainau Island, please call the Mainau Service Centre team on

+49 (0) 7531 303-0 or email info@mainau.de


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