Sept.9th: Mainau Island/Lake Constance

During the night it rains cats and dogs but in the morning the sun is out and the little frog says also hello to her. With a ferry we reach Mainau Island.

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During the night it rains cats and dogs but in the morning the sun is out and the little frog says also hello to her. With a ferry we reach Mainau Island.

 

Lake Constance
Lake Constance

In 1853 the Duke Friedrich I. of Baden buys the small island in Lake Constance. 1883 his daughter marries the later king Gustav V. of Sweden. Their grandson Lennart Graf Bernadotte together with his wife Sonja make the island to the biggest tourist attraction on Lake Constance.

During all seasons this island  is paradise of flowers. a parc with 150 year old trees, the baroque charm of the castle and the mediteran character –  that is THE Mainau, the flower island of Lake Constance.

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Now in late summer 12000 dahlias of 250 different kinds bring the southern part of the island to gloom.

In the rose garden grow and bloom 12000 plants of roses. More than 1200 different varieties charm  the visitor with their fragrance.

Special highlight is the house of butterfies. In all shapes and colors they buzz around us, sometimes they even sit on our arms and legs.

 

 

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