• Peacock
    Germany,  Travel

    Peacock Island in Berlin

    Close to Berlin, on the Havel River there is a place, which looks like from a fairy tale. It has a castle, woods, beautiful rose garden and colourful birds. Moreover, it lies on the mysterious island, called Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). Just its shape on a map resembles a peacock. But this is not where its name comes from. Initially it was called the Rabbit Island, because of rabbit breeding. At the end of XVIII century the name was changed to the present, followed by the increasing collection of exotic animals: monkeys, lions or kangaroos. Later on all of them were transferred to the Berlin zoo – the first zoo in…