Even on sunny and hot summer days, Mainau Island is the ideal place for a walk. In addition to numerous shady places under trees, you will also find mini-ponds all over the island which have been creatively planted with aquatic plants in line with the annual theme "Flowering water, floating gardens".
The perennial garden along the lakeside path is particularly beautiful in summer. One of the floral highlights in August is the perennial hibiscus, which magically attracts attention with blossoms that can be as big as 25 cm and are especially popular with bumblebees and bees.
The CATAN field near the Butterfly House is open throughout August. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the worldwide game classic CATAN, an oversized CATAN field was created here, which is accessible for visitors. In addition, CATAN and other games can be borrowed and played directly on site.
From 17th to 23rd August, the tomato takes centre stage in Platanenweg 5. Tomato expert Michael Schick exhibits numerous versions of the South American plant in a rondel and answers your questions. You can also buy tomato seeds on site.
Enjoy August on Mainau Island. We are looking forward to your visit.
Countess Bettina Bernadotte Count Björn Bernadotte
Managing Directors Mainau GmbH
Tip for relaxing: Take a seat on one of the benches in the lakeside garden and enjoy the glitter of light on the gentle waves of Lake Constance.