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The Pichelswerder peninsula lies adjacent the Havel river where it flows out of the Pichelssee.

Added* by Steven Schulting
Most recent update 17 February 2022
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Especially in winter this part of the Havel can be a rewarding site in Berlin, as it doesn't freeze over quickly due to the current, attracting many waterfowl looking for the last remaining open water. Waterfowl that can be observed here include Goosander, Little Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Tundra Swan (Bewick's Swan), Whooper Swan, Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, Common Goldeneye, Common Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Bittern, Greater Scaup and Smew.

The interior of the island consists of a wooded nature reserve with mature oak and pine trees and home to various woodpeckers including Middle Spotted Woodpecker. A visit can be combined with a walk around the Tiefwerder Wiesen on the other side of the Heerstrasse.



There are several parking areas that can be busy with people walking their dogs, but there are usually open parking spaces available. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , River , Lake , Moors/heathland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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