The Queen takes part in activities with Mentor Germany

A large crowd had gathered outside Mainau to welcome The Queen.

A large crowd had gathered outside Mainau to welcome The Queen. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September, The Queen visited Konstanz, Mainau and Lindau in southern Germany. Her trip included commemorations to mark Mentor's 25th anniversary.

On the Tuesday, The Queen began her visit by attending Mentor Germany's Youth Summit. The event was held at Geschwister-Scholl School in Konstanz, and was attended by young people, teachers, parents, social workers and voluntary organisations.

At Geschwister-Scholl School in Konstanz, pupils had baked a cake to celebrate Mentor's 25th anniversary.

At Geschwister-Scholl School in Konstanz, pupils had baked a cake to celebrate Mentor's 25th anniversary. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The Queen also took part in a number of workshops during the visit.

To celebrate Mentor's 25th anniversary, the Bernadotte af Wisborg family hosted a dinner at Mainau in the evening.

Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg introduced the evening's guests to The Queen.

Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg introduced the evening's guests to The Queen. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The Queen surrounded by (from left) Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, Mr Philip Haug, Count Björn Bernadotte af Wisborg and Countess Diana Bernadotte af Wisborg.

The Queen surrounded by (from left) Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, Mr Philip Haug, Count Björn Bernadotte af Wisborg and Countess Diana Bernadotte af Wisborg. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Mainau Castle is situated on the island of Mainau in Lake Constance, and was built in the 1740s. Before her death in 1930, Queen Viktoria had given Mainau to the then Prince Lennart (later Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg), who took over the castle in 1932.

Mainau Castle is situated on the island of Mainau in Lake Constance, and was built in the 1740s. Before her death in 1930, Queen Viktoria had given Mainau to the then Prince Lennart (later Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg), who took over the castle in 1932. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On the Wednesday, celebrations for Mentor's 25th anniversary continued when The Queen and Mentor's partners attended a talk on board the MS Hohentwil. Dr Marc Calmbach from the SINUS Institute presented a new youth study titled The World of 13-17-Year-Olds.

Nobel meetings in Lindau

When the boat returned to Lindau, The Queen and Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg walked to the Lennart Bernadotte House. The building is home to Lindau Meetings, which since 1951 has arranged annual meetings between Nobel Laureates and the researchers of the future.

The Queen and Countess Bettina, Chair of Mentor Germany, on board the MS Hohentwil.

The Queen and Countess Bettina, Chair of Mentor Germany, on board the MS Hohentwil. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The Queen and Mentor's partners listened to a talk on board the boat.

The Queen and Mentor's partners listened to a talk on board the boat. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA