The island is famous for its unique exotic garden which was formed thanks to local tropical conditions. Flowers and bushes are altered into unbelievable shapes of animals and various objects. Local arboretum has over 500 species of trees and about 200 rhododendron and azalea varieties. Also a rose garden and Mediterranean terraces can be found here. Colorful butterflies are bred in the butterfly garden in the tropical section. The Mainau Island is a place where you’ll find the largest amount of orchid varieties in the whole Europe , its count is said to reach 1200. A castle from the 18th century with a chapel is a local architectural gem. Exhibitions, festivals, concerts and parades are being held on the island, too. The most significant one is the Festival of the Countess in October. By then also a festival of clothing, jewelry and decorative objects is being held there. In summer, it is possible to reach to island by ship. The island is interconnected with the land by a bridge for a nice walk.