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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. Plan your visit to Pfaueninsel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Berlin vacation planner.
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  • I am not big with outdoor activities in the cold, but the short drive through the magnificent forest and the long walk on Peacock Island was perfect! Nature at it's best! The colors, the fresh air and...  more »
  • Great disappointment that the visit of the island. The Park in even apart from the 'Castle' all about lacks ostensibly maintenance. The castle-ruin Meanwhile looks like a set of cardboard for (very) low budget film. Without interest.
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  • An island of tranquillity in the Metropolitan Berlin. Situated on the river Havel, the island takes its name from the fact freely around peacocks.
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  • I've been to this island several times and enjoyed it every time. I would love to see it in different seasons, I'm sure it will feel quite different. Practicalities: the fare to the island is 4€ per person, with family ticket available for 12€. That covers the return to and from the island. The ferry runs essentially as needed, there is no real schedule as far as I can tell. BTW, you can only reach the island with the ferry, because there is an electric fence all around the boundary! Food and refreshments are available on a meadow in the middle of the island, serving salads, typical bratwurst-type things, and drinks. Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the island, prams and pushchairs are OK, though I've seen some people struggle with a wheelchair due to the paths being uneven especially near the landing point. If you are taking public transport, most important is to check the bus schedule: the direct bus goes only once an hour on weekdays (twice per hour on weekends, and you might even catch the 'historical omnibus'), also check when the last bus is!
  • Unglaublich schöne, ruhige Insel, ideal für einen Tagesausflug.
  • Quiet Island, would certainly like to invite you to linger, but enter the the meadows was forbidden. at the evening time hardly visited since the last ferry departs quite early back.
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  • Always worth a visit. The small hunting Castle and the Aviary offer beautiful moments for all ages.
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  • A peaceful place to turn in a beautiful natural landscape
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