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Pfaueninsel, Berlin

#2 of 16 in Nature in Berlin
Island · Hidden Gem · Park
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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  • Relaxing island park away from the bustle of Berlin. Reachable by a very short ferry ride (4€ pp). Despite the name don’t expect the island to be overrun by peacocks. There’s at most 30 on the whole.....  more »
  • The island is nice and the peacocks are beautiful animals. Beware if you are coming by car: there are some reserved parkings with very confusing and not clear signs, the police goes around removing.....  more »
  • Good place, could be better with a bit innovation!
  • Loved this place. It's very beautifull and serene. My toddler found the peacocks very interesting. We had a great family day here!

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