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Berlin Sights

Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island)

  • Island

Updated 11/26/2013

Fodor's Review

Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm II whisked his mistresses away to this small island oasis on the Great Wannsee. Schloss Pfaueninsel, the small white palace, erected in 1794 according to the ruler's plans—and in accordance with the taste of the era—was built as a fake ruin. The simple building looks strangely cartoonlike; you can see the interior on half-hour tours. In the early 19th-century garden architect Joseph Peter Lenné designed an English garden on the island, which ultimately became western Berlin's favorite summer getaway.

Sight Information

Address:

Berlin, Berlin, 14109, Germany

Phone:

030-8010–9742

Website: www.spsg.de

Sight Details:

  • €3 to the castle, €3 ferry service
  • Palace Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–6; ferry to Pfaueninsel yr-round

Updated 11/26/2013

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