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

Price Categories Online-Ticket Ticket
Children (0-12 years old) free free
Students (Students ID required) 6,50 € 7,50 €
Adults 10,50 € 11,50 €
Family ticket (valid for 2 adults and their children under 15 years old) not available 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.
10,50 € 11,50 €
Groups (10 paying persons or more) not available 8,50 €
Parking charge not available free; 6 € for visiting Christmas Garden Insel Mainau from 5.30 to 10 pm
Parking charge for Annual Ticket Holders not available free; 2 € for visiting Christmas Garden Insel Mainau from 5.30 to 10 pm
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 65,00 € 65,00 €
Annual Ticket Family (For parents and their children under 15 years) 121,00 € 121,00 €
Annual Ticket Students (ID required) 43,00 € 43,00 €

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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