Escorted Rail Tours to Mainau
A stunning park on Lake Constance
The Flower Island of Mainau in Lake Constance is really one enormous park, with a beautiful palace church, magnificent rose gardens, tropical greenhouses and an old, baroque palace. Its 45 hectares are home to an extraordinary diversity of flowers, trees and shrubs. Among the many treasures are rare and often very old trees, including a Victoria lime, planted by the grand duke in 1862 to mark the birth of his daughter. There is a bizarrely knotted pagoda tree, which is also around 150 years old. Many mighty oaks and proud cedars provide the park with a graceful silhouette.