I finally got to Mainau Island in Germany after talking about it for 2 years! Of course winter time is not a good time to go, and because the winter time can be quite long here it only gives you a short window in which to visit.
I timed it perfectly because i knew the Dahlia display would be on.
My day started quite early with a train from Zurich to Konstanz, which is just over the border of Switzerland in Germany. From there it is a short 15 minute bus ride to Mainau. There is the alternative of taking a ferry but it takes over an hour. If you are not pushed for time or the weather is nice, then this might be a nice option.
We arrived around 10am and as we paid we took a map of the island. Its not a huge island, so we were able to see everything in a few hours. The weather was beautiful and we wandered and admired all the flower displays.
The gardens are perfectly manicured, yet i didnt see one gardener….im wondering if they work during the night .-)
I am going to be posting a second part to Mainau Island later next week. I have so many more photos to share!
Let me know if you have ever been to Mainau and what you thought!?