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Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden

Mainau Island – a baroque palace, a palm house, orchids and more.

The Flower Island of Mainau in Lake Constance may only cover 45 hectares of land, but it is home to an extraordinary diversity of trees, flowers and shrubs. Its other attractions include a 13th century baroque palace, a palm house and the biggest butterfly house in Germany.

Mainau Island lies just off the shores of Lake Constance in Baden-Württemberg in the far south-west of Germany, close to Switzerland and Austria. With more than a million visitors every year, it has become a major attraction in this trilateral border region. Its mere 45 hectares are home to an extraordinary diversity of flowers, trees and shrubs. Among the particular treasures are rare and often very old trees, for example the Viktoria lime, planted by the grand duke in 1862 to mark the birth of his daughter, or the bizarrely knotted pagoda tree, also around 150 years old. Many mighty oaks and proud cedars provide the park with a graceful silhouette. Another typical feature of Mainau is its wealth of plants in pots and tubs and its impressive collection of citrus fruit. The marvellous baroque palace can be seen from afar high above the treeline. Restored under Count Bernadotte, it dates back to the Teutonic Order of Knights, who owned the island for almost 500 years from the 13th century. Firm favourites with the public include the palm house, with its collection of 1,200 orchids, and the largest butterfly house in Germany, which contains 1,000 examples of exotic species. Other attractions on Mainau island include the palace church of St. Mary, a gem of the south-German baroque, and the Italian rose garden, laid out in 1871 for Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden. From June to August around 9,000 roses of nearly 400 varieties blossom into flower here. The Lake Constance region offers a range of cycle routes and walking trails, and the Friedrichshafen Zeppelin Museum features a partial replica of the Hindenburg measuring 33 metres in length that you can actually walk around. Another option is Meersburg Castle from the 7th century – the oldest castle in Germany.

Evenemang

Since 2005 a special festival has taken place in honour of Germany's UNESCO World Heritage sites, of which there are now 40.

On the first Sunday in June these places of outstanding historical or natural interest open their doors to the public, raising awareness of Germany's rich cultural heritage with a host of informative and entertaining activities. The main event is organised by a different World Heritage site every year.

Aktuella datum:

02.06.2019

från 09:00

Plats för eventet

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen
Strandpromenade 6
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

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The Holy Blood Festival is regarded as the highest on the island of Reichenau holiday.
8.45 clock parade of vigilantes on Münsterplatz
9.00 clock Pontifical Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Mark
about 10.30 clock procession
ca. 11.30 clock parade of vigilantes with flags levy on Münsterplatz
14.30 Clock Holy Blood celebration

The glorious past is still reflected today in the three island holidays.

Aktuella datum:

17.06.2019

Plats för eventet

Münster St. Maria und Markus
Münsterplatz 4
78479 Reichenau
www.reichenau-tourismus.de

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The popular wine and fishing festival takes place for the 40th time. The fairground is located at the marina Herrenbrücke lakeside and therefore has its special charm.
The stalls offer guests culinary delicacies from the island and the lake, such. As fresh Bodensee fish, salads and other tasty specialties. The extensive wine list also leaves no wish unfulfilled. Especially popular are the wines of the vintners association Reichenau. However, other known Lake Constance and Regional wines are offered in a wide choice.

Many musical groups provide social entertainment during the 3 celebrations.

Aktuella datum:

02.08.2019 - 04.08.2019

Plats för eventet

Yachthafen Herrenbrücke
Hermannus-Contractus-Straße 28
78479 Reichenau

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