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Pfaueninsel, Berlin

Categories: Islands, Castles, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • This island can be accessed from Wannsee S-Bahn station with the bus 218. Just check the departure times of this nostalgic bus because it departs like once in an hour. Arriving to the Pfaueninsel dock...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful destination. Clean, neat and interesting. :)
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  • A peaceful place to turn in a beautiful natural landscape
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