When I was just a couple of days old in Germany, I think my husband was too eager to show off his hometown, so one day he brought me to this island called Insel Mainau, a small island in the Lake Constance, where we used to live just about ten kilometers away. The insel (island) is really quite a tourist attraction in the area specially during spring when millions of different kinds of flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are in spectacular display all over the grounds . The island’s history is as colorful as their gardens.
Many years ago, it was owned by a prince of Sweden who then passed it on to his son, a count, who then transferred it to a foundation. At present it is still being managed by a countess. Aside from the beautiful gardens, you can also see the butterfly house, a castle overlooking the lake and a chapel, palm house, orchid house, arboretum, farm yard and playgrounds for kids.