Days Out: Berlin South

Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island)
Nature reserve island on the Havel with artificial ruins and Neo-Classical architecture. Castle open March-October. No dogs. Only accessible by passenger ferry from Nikolskoer Weg. Ferry March-October daily from 08:00-18:00 (May-August 21:00).
Schloss Cecilienhof / Cecilienhof Palace
20th century palace used for the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Guided tours in many languages. Also accessible by boat from Wannsee. Open Tuesday to Sunday April-October from 09:00-17:00. November-March 09:00-16:00. At Im Neuen Garten, 14469 Potsdam.
Bruecke Museum
Unique museum devoted to the German expressionist and avant-garde painters who were part of the 1905Bruecke artist group founded in Dresden. Open Wednesday to Monday from 11:00-17:00. Closed Tuesday. At Bussardsteig 9, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem.
Museumskomplex Dahlem
Four museums representing Europes richest ethnographic collection: the Ethnological Museum, Museum for Indian Art, Museaum for Far Eastern Art and the Museum for European Culture. Closed Mondays. U-Bahn Dahlem-Dorf. At Lansstrasse, Berlin-Dahlem.
Gedenkstaette Haus der Wannseekonferenz
19th century villa famous for the SS 1942 Wannsee "Final Solution" Conference to decide the fate of the Jews. Memorial against racism. Open daily from 10:00-18:00. Closed on public holidays. At Am Grossen Wannsee 56-58, Berlin-Wannsee.
Strandbad Wannsee
Berlins most popular beach with swimming, lifeguard, snack bar and old fashioned basket beach chair facilities. Accessible from S-Bahnhof Nikolassee. Open Spring-Autumn. No dogs, tents or radios. At Wannseebadweg 25, 14129 Berlin-Zehlendorf.
Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee
Permanent exhibition of the works of the famous German artist Max Liebermann in what was the summer home he had built in 1909. House and garden open to visitors. Website has details of seasonal opening hours. At Colomierstr. 3, 14109 Berlin
Museumsdorf Dueppel
Open-air museum which is a reconstructed 12th century medieval settlement with dwellings, granaries and workshops. Demonstrations of traditional crafts in summer plus historical and agricultural themes. Open April-October.
Schloss Glienicke / Glienicke Palace
Palace designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1835 with gardens designed by Peter Joseph Lenne. Close to the Glienicke Bridge famous for spy exchanges during the Cold War. Open May-October from 10:00-17:00. At Koenigstrasse, Berlin-Wannsee.
Botanischer Garten
Europes largest botanical gardens with over 18,000 species of flora. Open all year round from 09:00 onwards. Check website for seasonal closing times. At Koenigin-Luise-Str. 6-8, Berlin-Dahlem.
200 km of paths designed for cyclists, skaters and wheelchairs, including different courses through fields, villages and forests. Based in Teltow-Flaeming just South of Berlin.
Haus am Waldsee
Museum of international contemporary and modern artists and current Berlin sculptors, fashion and furniture designers, musicians and writers. Open daily from 10:00-18:00. Admission free on Monday. At Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin-Zehlendorf.