September on Mainau Island is particularly colourful: The first trees in the Arboretum begin to change to their autumn colours. At the same time, countless late summer flowers show their splendor in the park. Sometimes pompous, sometimes delicate, around 12,000 dahlias compete for your attention in the Dahlia Garden. From 4th September on, you are invited to vote for your favourite among 270 varieties as the Mainau Queen of Dahlias.
Mainau will shine in musical splendour from 3rd to 5th September: On three evenings, leading actors from current productions will present well-known songs from the successful musicals "Mamma Mia" and "Ich war noch niemals in New York”" in a show concert on the Palace Meadow – accompanied by the 10-member musicalpeople live band. With the jazz guitar greats Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius on 11th September and the gypsy jazz specialists of the Häfler Jazz Trio feat. Sandro Roy on 25th September, the event series “Jazz under Palm Trees” brings two very different concerts to the stage in the Palm House. “Elephant’s Foot and Swan’s Neck” is the topic of this year's autumn exhibition in the Palm House, which will take you on a journey into the fascinating world of succulents from 18th September on.
Enjoy September on Mainau Island, we are looking forward to your visit!
Countess Bettina Bernadotte Count Björn Bernadotte
Managing Directors Mainau GmbH
Tip for relaxing: Take a seat in one of the beach chairs in the island’s lakeside garden and let your mind wander while looking at the calming Lake Constance.