Mainau visitor information
The island of Mainau is open year-round, but the official garden and sightseeing season is between sunrise and sunset from late March until late October. Individual and family tickets are available, with half-price tickets for visitors who arrive after 5 p.m. For up-to-date admission fees, see the Mainau Web site's English-language Opening Hours and Ticket Prices page.
How to reach the island
BSB, a.k.a. the Bodensee Schiffsbetriebe, serves Mainau from Meersburg and Unteruhldingen, on the northern side of Lake Constance. Travel time between Meersburg and Mainau is 20 to 25 minutes. Meersburg has connecting services on the mainline BSB passenger boats, which serve villages and towns along the lake's, and on the Konstanz-Meersburg car ferries. (Timetables vary with the season, so check ahead.)
ErlebnisBus offers service between Salem and Uhldingen, where you can catch a boat to Mainau.The No. 4 local bus from the Konstanz railroad station stops at Mainau; alternatively, the
Mainau is near Konstanz (English: Constance), and the island is connected to the mainland by a short causeway. Parking is available.
For more details, including a simplified map with directions for motorists, see the Mainau Web site's German-language So kommen Sie zur Insel Mainau page.
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