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Bodensee/ Mainau Island

| Travel Destinations | May 17, 2017

Bodensee/ Insel Mainau

Required days :

1 DAY TRIP

Category :

Lake, Island, nature, short trip, weekend trip, zoo

How to go there :

Option – 1.
start from Stuttgart Central Station.
Take regional bhan train from Stuttgart Hauptbanhof & get down to Freidrichschafen Bahnhof.

when you come outside the Bahnhof you can see the lake Bodensee. Walk to the end of the lake, till you see some ships.
There is a DB station, where you can get tickets for Insel Mainau.

Option – 2.
start from Stuttgart Central Station.
Take regional bhan train from Stuttgart Hauptbanhof & get down to Konstanz.
Take 13/4 bus from Konstanz & get down to Mainau, Konstanz or you can choose boat option from Konstanz.

Suggestion : you will save your time with option number – 1 & you can enjoy the long journey of cruise, boat through the beautiful lake of Bodensee.

Costs involved :

Option – 1

BW ticket
Boat from Freidrichschafen to Island mainau is 27 euro per person & 23 euro per person for group traveler.
Entry pass for island mainau is 19 euro per person.

Option – 2
Combi ticket for Island mainau with shipping is 61 euro perperson
you can travel with regional Bhan trains from any city of baden-württemberg , at number of times & valid for one day.

Island mainau entry pass, Cruise, ship boat charges are included in combi Island mainau ticket.

Tip:
Choose the combi Island mainau ticket ( more cheaper , easy access to all transportation)

Install the DB navigator App to know the regional trains schedule in Germany.

Accommodation :

Not required, because it’s one day trip.

Detail Itinerary :

Information :

The 45 hectar Mainau Island is located in the south-west of Germany & close to Switzerland and Austria.
The over 150 year old arboretum with giant sequoias. Around a million tulips, rhododendrons, scented roses, perennials and colorful dahlias bloom in the park and gardens.
Not only nature and garden lovers and relaxation seekers come to the island but also many families. Children can play at inspiring adventure playgrounds.

Activities :

The journey from Freidrichschafen to Mainau is around 1.5 hrs through the beautiful lake of Bodensee.
Totally around 5 hours of time is needed to see the island. So start as early as possible in the morning and return from the island as late as possible.
Try to get the 10.10 Am cruise to Mainau in the morning. However the last return trip is at 18.00 Pm.
Enjoy the beautiful butterfly, orchid garden, rose garden, view tower  & many more in the island.

Sugetion :
Take map of Island mainau from any DH station while purchasing the ticket
Plan properly so that you don’t have to run around in hurry in the end.

Suggested time to visit :

Make sure that you go there during spring time so that you can see all the flowers (especially Tulips).

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