Episode 24: The Peacock Island

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Pfaueninsel, 14109 Berlin


  • Originally a rabbit farm
  • 1,5km long and 500m wide

The Peacock Island, a fairy tale of an island, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage ensemble of sites listed under the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin. Under this umbrella there are several palaces and parks that represent the works of reputed landscape gardeners and architects of Northern Germany in the 18th and 19th century.

These sites are nominated for fitting into three UNESCO World Heritage criteria: they represent a masterpiece of human creative genius, exhibit an important interchange of human values and they are outstanding examples of a type of building, architectural or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history. Isn’t that cool?

To get to this perfect chilled walk, you will need to go to the Wannsee station and from there take bus number 218 until its last stop. Then you will hop on a ferry (4 euros round trip or 3 euros reduced) and TA DA: in Peacock Island you are. Enjoy!

For more on the history of the island, listen to our talk below:

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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