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

Butterfly House (no. 19)
Winter Season daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Summer Season daily from 10 am to 7 pm
24 & 31 December from 10 am to 2 pm
Baroque Mainau Castle (no. 31)
daily from 10 am to 5 pm
24 & 31 December from 10 am to 2 pm
Palm House (no. 32)
Winter Season daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Summer Season daily from 9 am to 9 pm


Ticket prices 2018/2019

Price Categories Winter Season
22nd October 2018 to 21th 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 54,00 € 54,00 €
Annual Ticket Family (For parents and their children under 15 years) 110,00 € 110,00 €
Annual Ticket Guest aged 65+ (ID required, bus for free) 54,00 € 54,00 €
Annual Ticket Students (ID required) 34,00 € 34,00 €

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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