Pfaueninsel Things to Do
Queen Luise Memorial Temple
This building is the Queen Luise Memorial Temple. Queen Luise was born on 10th March 1776 in Hanover and died on 19th July 1810 at Hohenzieritz Castle near Neustrelitz. She was and remains one of the most popular Queens. The memorial has a sandstone portico taken from the mausoleum at Charlottenburg in 1829.Related to:
House built as a gothic ruin
This group of buildings is a cattle shed and a house built in the form of a gothic ruin which served as living accommodation and a barn. The buildings date from 1795.Related to:
The Kavailier House was built in 1804 and was used to accommodate staff and guests. It has become run down over recent years and awaits renovation. At present it is being used by a accommodation by 2 families and therefore is not possible to view inside.Related to:
Getting to Pfaueninsel
To get to the island by public transport you catch a train S7 train from Berlin to Wannsee in the direction of Potsdam. Unless you fancy a long walk you have to catch a bus #218 from outside Wannsee Railway Station. The buses run once an hour and arrive at about 10 minutes to the hour. The island ferry is the last stop on the route. The ferry runs as and when required and costs 2 euros for the trip and entrance to the island, and 3 euro if you wish to visit the castle, during the summer months.
Free roaming Peacocks
Favorite thing: The reason it has been called Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel) since 1795 is due to the 100 peacocks who are free to roam the island exactly the same as they were then.