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Pfaueninsel, Berlin

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Situated along the River Havel and only accessible by a small ferry, the nature reserve of Pfaueninsel makes up part of the World Heritage Site of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin. The island, named after the free-roaming peacocks that live here, feels a world away from Germany's bustling capital. Besides its colorful feathered residents, the park is home to a number of other attractions, including a striking white medieval-style palace built by Friedrich Wilhelm II from 1794 to 1797. Admire the architecture and wander the grounds, where you can encounter a range of fauna alongside the peacocks. Snack shacks are located near the ferry drop-off. Take a look at our Berlin planner to schedule your visit to Pfaueninsel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In the cold season is worth a trip to the island. With sunshine and blue skies can walk there beautifully.
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  • A popular destination is the Peacock island in the river Havel. The island is characterized by an ancient trees of about 400 trees. The White Castle was built in 1794 by Friedrich Wilhelm II.. The castle is the symbol of the island. A delicate bridge connects two white towers. Half peaks indicate a ruin the island of once used peacocks who live here today also has your name. The dairy farm was designed on the model of a Gothic monastery and the "hunting", is ausBeelitz. A Roman patrician House behind the Park. The "House" was built in 1804.
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  • For the umpteenth time, we had a nice stay on the island: a garden landscape with thoughtful landscape concept, ideal for a break from the city. The island is a mixture of landscaped park, jungle-like areas and Tiergarten. Crossings with ferry, no vehicles - da manages excellent switch off from everyday life!
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  • Very peaceful island and close to Berlin. One has to take a ferry ride to the island but the ride only lasts a minute or less. The distance between the shores is very small. There is only one bus service (218) which takes you to the pfaueninsel and at the last stop you get a ferry which costs 4 euro per person. But the island is very peaceful and well maintained. Worth a visit for a nature lover.
  • Pleasant couple of hours walking on the island. Crossing is easy with a regular ferry. One small disappointment: we only saw one single peacock walking around, which wasn't in a cage.
  • Great place to visit for both young and old. The island is very peaceful; bikes, smoking and music are all not allowed. We've seen 4 peacocks wondering around, and heard the voices of many others. The ferry station to the island is reachable via public transport (bus), by car and by bike. If you come with a car, make sure to park in one of the official parking lots, otherwise you might get a ticket. The ferry itself takes a single minute, costs 4€ per adult, and departs every 10-20 minutes (at least in summer days). The island trails and the ferry are all baby stroller friendly.
  • Beautiful peacock island at the edge of Berlin. Used to be a vacation home of the Prussian king
  • Excellent place for families and people looking for relaxation far away from crowded places.
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