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.
Buy tickets online for fast track entry at Mainau Entrance Area. Online tickets are flexible and valid for a single visit within your selected time period. From time to time we have to restrict access to certain areas as we care for our plants and restore important historic buildings. Before you visit, please check our website for opening times and details of any planned closures.
Today open until:
6:24 - 20:29 pm
We are open every day from sunrise to sunset, including all holidays, 365 days a year, rain or shine.
|Winter Season||daily from 10 am to 5 pm|
|Summer Season||daily from 10 am to 7 pm|
At Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the Butterfly House is open from 10 am to 2 pm
|daily||from 10 am to 5 pm|
|Summer Season||daily from 9 am to 9 pm|
|Winter Season||daily from 9 am to 5 pm|
|Price Categories||Winter Season
22th October 2018 to 21st March 2019
22nd March 2019 to 20th October 2019
|Children (0-12 years old)||free||free|
|Students (Students ID required)||6,00 €||12,50 €|
|Adults||10,00 €||21,50 €|
|Family ticket (valid for 2 adults and their children under 15 years old)||not available||43,50 €|
|Late entry after 5pm||not available||half price|
|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.
|10,00 €||21,50 €|
|Groups (10 paying persons or more)||8,00 €||17,00 €|
|Parking charge||free||5,00 €|
|Parking charge for Annual Ticket & Partnercard Holders||free||1,00 €|
|Bus||The bus runs only during summer season.||1,50 €|
|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|
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||55,00 €||55,00 €|
|Annual Ticket Family (For parents and their children under 15 years)||112,00 €||112,00 €|
|Annual Ticket Guest aged 65+ (ID required, bus for free)||55,00 €||55,00 €|
|Annual Ticket Students (ID required)||35,00 €||35,00 €|
Our cafés and restaurants offer lots of choice including hot meals, afternoon tea, coffee and cakes, sandwiches and snacks. Picnics are allowed at marked areas.
|Schwedenschenke restaurant||daily from 11.30 am to 3 pm
|Palace Café||daily from 11 am to 5 pm, except: 24. & 31. December to 2 pm|
|Café Vergissmeinnicht||Mon-Sat: 12 noon to 4 pm
Sun: 12 noon to 5 pm
Closed on Wednesdays
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.
If your enquiry is about visiting Mainau Island, please call the Mainau Service Centre team on
+49 (0) 7531 303-0 or email email@example.com