Group Offers Peacock Island

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 palace, while a neo-Gothic dairy was built at the other end of the island. Frederick William III and his wife Queen Luise used the palace 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.

We offer the following group tour:

  • Park Tour Peacock Island incl. ferry ride
    Highlights of the guided tour: Peacock Island Palace, Schinkel's Cavalier House, Neo-Gothic dairy (each external visit only)

Please note: Restoration works

The Palace on Peacock Island is closed due to restoration work performed as part of the "Prussian Palaces and Gardens Master Plan". Peacock Island and the Dairy are open! Thank you for your understanding.

 

Address

Peacock Island
Nikolskoer Weg
14109 Berlin

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Pfaueninsel (Berlin)"

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Parking

Parking is available on Nikolskoerweg

Opening Hours for Groups

Park Peacock Island/Ferry:
Monday-Sunday 10-4 (November-February)
Monday-Sunday 9-6 (March, October)
Monday-Sunday 9-7 (April, September)
Monday-Sunday 9-8 (May- August)

The ferry leaves approximately every 15 minutes.

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

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

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tour: Peacock Island Park including ferry ride/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Flat rate for groups: 130 €
Group size: maximum 40

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tour: Peacock Island Park including ferry ride/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Flat rate for groups: 91 €
Group size: maximum 40

Booking Policies

We offer a flat rate for groups limited to a maximum number of participants. The group rate always includes fees for group admission to the individual palaces, as well as a personal tour guide or audio guides.

If the number of participants exceeds the maximum size allowed, the group will be divided. Each group is allotted an admission time. The group flat rate is calculated per tour group. At some palaces, we offer a surplus fee up to a specific number of participants for the second guided tour. The surplus fee flat rate cannot be booked as an individual service.

There is no minimum number of participants required for a group tour.

Guided tours can be booked in a variety of languages. The bookings of a respective language are carried out subject to availability of tour guides and cannot be guaranteed.

We offer a 10 % discount from the group price for the groups accompanied by a guide licensed by the SPSG. The discount does not apply to group bookings / group tours with audio guide.

Special arrangements for groups outside the scheduled opening hours are possible on request. In addition to the group fee for a guided tour, extra charges apply for a special opening.

All information provided is subject to availability of offers and changes. Prices for groups are only valid in connection with the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg's (SPSG's) General Terms and Conditions for groups.

All prices quoted are exempt from VAT/sales tax according to German law (§ 4 Nr. 20a UstG).

 

Important note for school and youth groups:

The reduced flat rate for groups/school classes is valid for school groups (aged 27 or younger), including vocational schools and universities. When booking a reservation, the purchaser is obliged to indicate in writing that the group in question is a school or youth group. Furthermore, the purchaser must state in writing that the age restriction is adhered to, as noted above. School and youth groups, including the teacher and other accompanying persons, must also abide by the maximum number of participants allowed on each tour. If the group number exceeds the limit, 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, 57 kb)

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.