Pfaueninsel

Pfaueninsel

As green and full of nature as the island is, every square meter on Pfaueninsel was artificially designed. The island in the middle of the Havel River is a perfect work of German Romanticism. While garden artist Peter Joseph Lenné transformed the island into a fairytale landscape in 1821-34, renowned architects provided imaginative buildings.

  • Pfaueninsel in Berlin© dpa
    Das märchenhafte Schloss auf der Pfaueninsel im Südwesten Berlins.
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© michfiel/ Creative Commons
    View of the palace on Pfaueninsel
  • Pfaueninsel in Berlin© dpa
    Bright blue sky over the castle on Pfaueninsel in Berlin.
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© J. A. F. Fintelmann
    A map of Pfaueninsel from 1810, drawn by Ferdinand Fintelmann
  • Pfaueninsel in Berlin© dpa
    In the middle of nature: the dairy on Pfaueninsel is idyllically situated between trees.
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© Bautsch
    The dairy on Pfaueninsel, seen from the southeast
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© Manfred Brueckels
    Statuette of the actress Rachel on Berlin's Pfaueninsel
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© Andreas Zedlerby/ Creative Commons
    The frigate shed in January 2008
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© Manfred Brueckels
    The Cavalier House on Pfaueninsel in Berlin
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© dpa
    A peacock (Pavo cristatus) spreads its feathers on a meadow on Pfaueninsel in the Wannsee district of Berlin.
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© dpa
    As they once did 170 years ago, water buffalo graze on Pfaueninsel, eating their way through the lush greenery as natural lawnmowers.
  • Pfaueninsel Berlin© dpa
    Water buffalo on Pfaueninsel.
  • Pfaueninsel in Berlin© dpa
    View of Pfaueninsel: Today, visitors arrive by ferry.

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