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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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  • 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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  • If you want to Peacock Island, should bring plenty of time and white now, what of the Berlin with "jottwehdeh" says: the bus 218 runs during the week only once in far out included the hour to the janz stop Peacock Island Ferry (Guest House Nikolskoe), and also by There the bus the week only once every hour back in direction s-Bahnhof Wannsee or bus station ICC. On weekends the clocking is much denser, then a bus from the ICC departs from 10 o'clock in the morning every half hour. You should ask for timetables so urgently in advance, otherwise it is on the hose. You start at the latest relaxation by bus from the ICC which begins down, Army Street so when turn in direction Grunewald. Along several attractions such as the Grunewaldturm, the woodland cemetery Grunewald forest (Nico fans here get off) and the Wannsee, achieved after 50 minutes the terminus. With the S-Bahn is faster, but also here the last piece with the 218 is critical. You miss him, you need to wait or Dodge on the tour boats at the pier on Wannsee, which can be quite costly for larger groups. Walking the island only for experienced and enduring hikers is reachable. The ferry over to the island costs €4. She travels irregularly about every 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the load. The label "Smoking ban" in the eye falls immediately upon entering the island, so that smokers who feel chronically suppressed and disenfranchised, should not enter the island. For cigarette butts anywhere lying around and everything is impressively neat. Who relies on a wheelchair, should pay for a solid breakfast himself and his helpers, because roads are partly rather steep, and you can walk very long very far on the island - my originally lasted almost 2 1/2 to 90 minutes planned visit Hours, and boy, were flat after my feet. On the island, there is the possibility of refreshments at a Grill snack with sausage, Meatball, and beer by a caterer on the lawn. But the prices seem rather utopian and adapted the insularity - Sahib who has so quickly not coming off, and the prices in the restaurant at the ferry are also not cardboard. To pack provisions can do no harm, especially if you are traveling with children. Sanitary facilities are available, surprisingly clean and cost-neutral in the use. In addition, there is the opportunity to visit an exhibition in the dairy farm, for the man who has not sufficiently plate feet. In photo motifs, the island is rich and beautiful landscape impressions as well, so that photographers should have plenty of time and space on the memory card. Who want to escape the city bustle and the consumer pressures for a few hours, is certainly well catered for on the island - so much nature in a city here, which is already unusual.
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  • Great way to spend a weekend day! Strolling around the park, having BBQ on the green for lunch. A delight! Plus, shortest ferry ride, 2 minutes and 4 euros and you are in the Island. Just take bus 218 from Wannsee S station to Pfaueninsel bus station and than its a 5 min walk to where the ferry leaves.
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  • A happy advertising place. Each axis of the view is fantastic. Rest and recuperation. Dreamy! In particular I would like to thank the always friendly gardeners! You can see that they love their work.
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  • The island is beautiful and a must visit! Please beware there is by car, parking (near ferry) is everywhere forbidden by the roadside and is strictly controlled by the Public Affairs Office. Who doesn't matter, please 35 euros for the ticket plan. The route is recommended only with the BVG bus!
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  • A really nice place for a trip if you want peace, nature and some rest. In fine weather you can relax on the lawn and hunger there is delicious from the grill or freshly baked cakes. And you can see of course peacocks. :)
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