Group Offers Peacock Island

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Unfortunately there are no guided tours for groups

Beyond the lake called the Havelsee, a park was created on the Peacock Island as an expansion and enhancement of the New Garden. In keeping with the spirit of the times, it was intended as a place where one could live in harmony with nature.  In 1794, Frederick William II of Prussia had a rural summer pavilion built on the Peacock Island for himself and his mistress Wilhelmine Encke, the future Countess Lichtenau.  It is a timber frame structure faced with wooden boards, but built to resemble a ruinous Romantic backdrop.  Under Frederick Willliam II the island retained its original character. The landscaped garden was confined to the area around the island house, while a neo-Gothic dairy was built at the other end of the island. Frederick William III and his wife Queen Luise used the island house as a summer residence. From 1818 Peter Joseph Lenné was commissioned to transform the island into a landscaped garden. Several new buildings were added, including the Palm House (razed by fire in 1880) and Schinkel’s Cavalier House.

Address

Peacock Island [Pfaueninsel]

14109 Berlin

Getting here and parking

Public Transportation

Stop "Pfaueninsel (Berlin)"

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Parking

Parking is available on Nikolskoerweg

Opening Hours for Groups

Park Peacock Island/Ferry:
Monday - Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat/Sun and public holiday
9:00am - 7:00pm (April-October)

The ferry leaves approximately every 15 minutes.

Contact

SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

Suitable for people with disabilities in accompaniment. Barrier-free restrooms available.

Publication

Museum shop

 In the ferry house at the landing stage there is a selection of books, postcards, games, articles on the subject of peacocks as well as a small selection of cold drinks, coffee, ice cream and snacks available.

Open daily from 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Important information regarding your booking

We offer a fixed group price that depends on a maximum number of participants. This price includes entry to the respective palace for the group as well as, depending on availability, a personal guided tour, an audio guide tour, or the use of an app via a personal technical device (e.g., smartphone).

If the number of participants exceeds the maximum limit for the program, the group will be divided. Each subgroup will be allocated a specific entry time, and the group price will be calculated accordingly per subgroup. For some palaces, an additional fee is offered for the second entry time slot, up to a certain number of persons. This fee cannot be booked separately.

There is no minimum number of participants for a group booking. Programs can be offered in various languages, including personal tours in German and English, as well as the use of audio guides and tours in the SANSSOUCI app with additional language versions. Further information about the tours and language versions can be found in the current group price list.

If groups are accompanied by a licensed tour guide from the SPSG, a 10% discount is granted on the group package price. This discount does not apply to group bookings with an audio guide. Special openings for groups are possible upon request outside the regular opening hours of the palaces. The price for a special opening consists of the group price, a special opening fee, and, if applicable, additional personnel costs.

All information is subject to availability and changes. Group prices are only valid in conjunction with the General Terms and Conditions for Groups of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. All prices mentioned are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 20a UStG.

Important notice for school and youth groups

The group rate for students applies uniformly to school and youth groups, including vocational schools and universities, up to the age of 27. It is necessary for the booker to indicate in writing during the booking process that it concerns a school or youth group. Furthermore, written confirmation must be provided that the age restriction will be adhered to. A maximum number of participants, including teachers and chaperones, applies to school and youth groups. If this number is exceeded, the class will be divided into two groups.

General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism

The General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg apply.

Read GTC Group Tourism

Download GTC Group Tourism (PDF)

Plan your visit

Cashier and small shop at the visitor’s house, restrooms, temporary garden café on the island, catering next to the ferry station or close by (e.g. Wirtshaus zur Pfaueninsel, Wirtshaus Moorlake, Blockhaus Nikolskoe)

The Peacock Island with an area of ​​88 hectares, including 67 hectares of land, is designated as a nature reserve.

Attention: Branches at risk of falling!

Due to extreme drought these days, trees have been severely damaged. Branches are at risk of falling. Please stay on the visitor paths and avoid to take a rest under old trees, even when it rains!

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