Peacock Island

Palaces, Villas & Parks and the Unknown Berlin groups joined together and invite their members to an excursion to the Peacock Island on 16 October 2018. It was a marvelous autumn day which brought a pleasant atmosphere.

In the late 17th century, the Great Elector began to set up the island which was once a rabbit breeding station. The development in the island was taken over by Friedrich Wilhelm II one hundred years later. Under the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm III, the island expanded and became one of the Prussian jewels. Today, the island is part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The members of the two groups explored the beautiful small island on foot and enjoyed the morning outing. One big thank you to our members, Susanne Baroness von der Osten-Sacken and Astrid von Deichmann for the fantastic guide around the island!