Since 2010 the fauna of Pfaueninsel in Berlin's Southwest has been enriched by another species. From May to October you will actually find water buffaloes there, doing their job as living lawnmowers. Further animal inhabitants of the islands are the free-ranging peacocks, woodpeckers and cormorants.
If you decide to have a summer picnic here, you will get a lot of things to see and also to hear, especially when the frogs of the island give one of their concerts. The original name of this island in the Havel was "Kaninchenwerder", because before the construction of the white palace on the island, King Friedrich Wilhelm I. bred rabbits here. Please note: dogs are not allowed on Pfaueninsel.
Top10 Berlin tip: Next to the historic palace, used most of the time by Queen Luise of Prussia as place of refuge in the green, an old dairy farm on the island is an interesting place to visit.
- April & September:
- Daily: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
- May to August:
- Daily: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
- How to get there: A ferry will take the visitors to Pfaueninsel, ticket is 4.00 Euro/person, discount ticket 3.00 Euro
- Remark: Car park, box office, gastronomy, restroom on Pfaueninsel