The Pfaueninsel, lying in the lake Wannsee, is a true paradise for day-trippers. The strutting peacocks living free on the island give the island its name. The island is also home to water buffalos, cows, horses and sheep. The beautiful palace, the Luftschloss, was built for Friedrich Wilhelm the second and from April to October you can visit the palace and admire its largely preserved original interior.
The natural protected area has been listed as an UNESCO world heritage sight since 1990.
- How big is the island?
The Pfaueninsel is 1,5 Kilometres long and 0,5 Kilometres wide.
Did you know…?
…on the island there are strict park rules which thankfully mean that the island looks almost as it did in the 19th century.