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:
7:23 - 17:50 pm
We are open every day from sunrise to sunset, including all holidays, 365 days a year, rain or shine.

Please note our opening hours on 25th February 2019 (Due to an In-House-Event)

Mainau Service Centre    closed
Butterfly House    closed
Restaurant Schwedenschenke    closed
Palace Café    closed
Palm House    open 
Café Vergissmeinnicht    open from 12 to 4 pm

Please note our opening hours on 28th February 2019 (Start of German Carnival Season)

Mainau Service Centre    closed
Butterfly House    10 am to 2 pm
Restaurant Schwedenschenke    closed
Palace café    11am to 5 pm
Palm House    open
Café Vergissmeinnicht    closed
Butterfly House (no. 19)
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

Baroque Mainau Castle (no. 31)
daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Palm House (no. 32)
Summer Season daily from 9 am to 9 pm
Winter Season daily from 9 am to 5 pm


Ticket prices 2018/2019

Price Categories Winter Season
22th October 2018 to 21st March 2019
Summer Season
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
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 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 €

Eating and Drinking

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.

Winter Opening Hours till 21st March 2019:
Schwedenschenke restaurant daily from 11.30 am to 3 pm

Closed from 4th till 11th February 2019, due to maintenance work. Rothaus Seeterrassen will be open during that time.

Closed on 25th & 28th February 2019
Palace Café daily from 11 am to 5 pm, except: 24. & 31. December to 2 pm
Closed on 25th February 2019
Café Vergissmeinnicht Mon-Sat: 12 noon to 4 pm
Sun: 12 noon to 5 pm
Closed on Wednesdays

Closed on 28th February 2019

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.

Download Mainau Island Map   Download Group Offers

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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