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Ask überlin #1: Popping the Question

by James Glazebrook

Ask überlin #1 Popping the Question

Welcome to the first episode of our first podcast, Ask überlin! Here we answer reader Eddy’s adorable question: where should he propose to his girlfriend while on vacation in Berlin?

Is the TV Tower really the most romantic place in Berlin? And what is Zoë’s ingenious plan involving an engagement ring, a hot dog and the peacocks of Pfaueninsel? Listen in for all the saucy details!

Got a question for us? Stick it in an email to ask@uberlin.co and we’ll answer you on an upcoming episode of Ask überlin!

Pfaueninsel

by James Glazebrook

Pfaueninsel Island Peacocks Walking

Pfaueninsel on Wannsee is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle (and broken bottles) of Ringbahn-bound Berlin. At the end of the S7, a short bus ride and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ferry trip transport visitors to a lush little island covered in flowers and stalked by brightly-feathered patrols of peacocks. This designated UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally created as a testament to Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II’s favoured mistress, and it seems the romance of the place is infectious – even my parents were caught holding hands as they strolled under a leafy canopy! As ever, Slow Travel Berlin have painstakingly record the history of Pfaueninsel, which means we can leave you with our impressions of the place – i.e. the pretty pictures!

Pfaueninsel Island Peacock Walking

Pfaueninsel Island Peacock Feather Closeup

Pfaueninsel Island Peacock

Pfaueninsel Island Couple Walking

Pfaueninsel Island Flowers Closeup

Pfaueninsel Island Wansee Boat

Pfaueninsel Island Schloss Closeup

Pfaueninsel Island Schloss

Photos by Zoë Noble Photography