A day trip to Wansee can include a visit to two historical mansions on the lake with walks through the forest and the opportunity to explore a facinating island paradise that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Part of you trip will include visiting Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee and House of the Wannsee Conference. Just click the links to learn more about these two renowned attractions. Both are located just a 5 minute walk from each other on the shore of Wannsee.
To get to the Villas, take the S-Bahn to Berlin Wannsee Station followed by a 5 minute bus ride on Bus #114. Disembark at Am Großen Wannsee.
Wannsee Day Trip Part 2 - Peacock Island
For the second part of our Wannsee Day Trip it is important to note that the Pfaueninsel Ferry does not operate during the winter, nor is it included in your BVG fare or day pass. It is operated independently by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation. At the time of writing fares are €4 for adults, €2 for kids over 6, and free for kids under 6 which includes your admission to Peacock-Island and the Palace
The ferry operates daily from March 1 to October 31. Sailings start at 9 am and end at dusk. Frequency depends on demand with the norm being every 15 minutes.
Depending on how much time (and energy) you have, you can either enjoy a scenic 50 minute walk along the Havel River or you can take buses from the House of the Wannsee Conference to get to the Pfaueninsel Ferry crossing
To go by bus you can take Bus #114 south to Heckeshorn and transfer to Bus #218 to the Pfaueninsel Ferry Dock.
After exploring Peacock Island and returning to the mainland, take Bus #218 to Wannsee Station for the return trip to Berlin
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: WannseeFee: No
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
Kifah A. Jul-18-2013
One of the few places, where you can get the beach feeling in Berlin. Do not expect crystal clear waters, matter of fact, on my last visit the water smelled... Read More
Thuy B. Jul-06-2018
My family and I very much enjoyed our day at this "beach". It's well designed, so it feels like a park, with green space. And a beach, with clean sand.... Read More
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How to get to Wannsee by S-Bahn + Bus
Nearest S-Bahn + Bus Line(s): S1, S7
Nearest S-Bahn + Bus Station(s): Wannsee
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