Guided Tours

Group visits

Mainau Flower Island is an unforgettable destination in any season. Visiting Mainau Island with a group is the best way to explore our unique swimming botanical garden. Whether you are a travel business, community club or just a group of friends, everyone enjoys a discount with advanced purchase of 10 or more tickets. 

Mainau Island – experience the 4 seasons

The best of Mainau
Learn about the history, the botany and other interesting facts about Mainau Island during an informative tour through the park. We offer an insight into the work of Count Lennart Bernadotte’s family. Enjoy this guided tour in the special atmosphere of the evening hours.
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 95 €

Mainau’s botanical treasures

Botanical specialities and rarities
Experience the show of blossoms as they change with the seasons, the magic of our ancient trees, the beauty of the gardens and greenhouses and hear about their secrets and stories.
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 105 €

Knights, counts, noblemen – Mainau Island through the ages

Take a journey through Mainau’s fascinating past
Find out many remarkable things about the Teutonic Order of Knights, the period of the Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden, up to the count’s family Bernadotte. Get to know the baroque splendour of Mainau Palace and the church St. Marien and also the historic background to some of our botanical treasures.
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 105 €

The Constance Council and Mainau Island

Guided tour on the occasion of the Council anniversary
The city of Constance celebrates a world occasion of the medieval times: The Constance Council 1414–1418. And we are joining them in celebration: Take a guided tour and find out more about the relationship of Mainau and the Teutonian Order to the Council, about the political disputes of those times and the life of the Teutonian Order on the island.
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 105 €

Baobab trees and bonobos – Fascinating Africa

Guided tour in tune with the 2018 theme of the year
In the 2018 Flower Year, Mainau Island will be transformed into African
landscapes. From dry sandy areas with sparse grasses, through shrubs to a
luxuriant tropical paradise full of palm trees and sweet fruits: Come with us
and explore installations and planting displays, which the gardeners of
Mainau have designed for our theme for the year. Perhaps you will even
discover a baobab tree or bonobo ape on this tour round the island?
Bookable from Mid-May
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 120 €

From Park Bench to Park Bench

Please take a seat!
Listen to riveting tales of bygone times, just as you did when you were a child. Learn more about the Bernadotte family and the Mainau enterprise and listen to some fascinating stories about the Flower Island at various idyllic spots in the park.

This guided tour is recommended for visitors with reduced mobility and for those who enjoy a sit down.
Max. number of persons: 20
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 110 €

Learn from the Experts

Horticultural tour through the park
A Mainau garden expert takes you through the park and talks about topical seasonal gardening and the botanical highlights. This tour is for hobby gardeners and experts alike and anyone who is especially interested in plants and horticulture. Experts will give advice on flowers, how to tend gardens, rare shrubs and much more.
Max. number of persons: 25
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 150 €

A look behind the scenes

Horticultural tour through the greenhouses
We take you on an expert guided tour of Mainau Island’s greenhouses. Watch the Mainau gardeners at work and learn from their expertise. We give useful tips on plant protection in the house and garden, propagation and fertilizers etc.
Max. number of persons: 25
Tour lasts: 60 min
Price: 140 €

Not only ‘Noblesse oblige’

Mainau Island’s sustainability path
A varied garden not only warms the heart of the amateur gardener, but is also attractive to wildlife and good for the environment. Follow the “green footprint” on this round tour, which marks the nine exciting, playful, and in part, interactive stations of the sustainability adventure path. Be inspired on a ramble through Mainau’s insect garden, the bird nature trail and the kitchen garden. You will learn many things worth knowing about our Lake Constance water and you can have a go at being Mainau Island’s energy manager in the energy pavilion. By all means try this out yourself at home, too!
Max. number of persons: 30
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 105 €

Winter’s dream on Mainau Island

From a wintery park to tropical warmth
Mainau Island is especially charming in winter. Enjoy the very special atmosphere of the park on our island during the cooler months of the year. Learn fascinating things about the castle church St. Marien and the impressive Palm House. We take you around the exhibitions on show in the Heraldic Hall and give you an exclusive look behind the scenes of Mainau Palace. Our next stop is a lovely place to warm up: The tropical Butterfly House.
Max. number of persons: 25
Tour lasts: 90 min
Price: 95 €

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Group Offers 2018

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