The Castle on Peacock Island
A Berlin Day Trip
Peacock Island is one of my favorite day escapes from Berlin. The island is in the Berlin-Wansee area, near Potsdam. The island lies on the Havel River and is reachable by ferry; admission for the ferry is $3 Euro. Ferries depart approximately every 20 minutes.
Visiting Peacock Island
During certain times of the year there are guided tours offered that allow you to visit the small castle and dairy. The dairy’s architecture is particularly beautiful. Peacock Island or Schloss Pfaueninsel is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm during the months of May through August. September hours are 9 am to 7 pm, October 9 am to 6 pm. Spring hours are as follows; February 10 am to 4 pm, March 9 am to 6 pm, April 9 am to 7 pm.
Information on Peacock Island in English and German.
The beautiful fountain on Peacock Island
Photo Credit Extranoise
One of the beautiful peacocks you will see wandering the grounds of Peacock Island.
Photo credit Robert Agthe
Photo Credit Robert Agthe
Exploring Schloss Pfaueninsel
During my many visits I explored the extensive grounds (67 hectares, roughly 182 acres.) The grounds include a rose garden, herb garden, fountain, small bird aviary, dairy and the small but charming castle. Since 1990 Peacock Island has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island is a nature reserve and is ideal for those who enjoy peaceful walks, plants and flowers. Visitors will also find a few beautiful Peacocks wandering the grounds. For additional information and history on Peacock Island view Wikipedia.
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