BLAZE IN PARADISE: HOW FIRE DESTROYED THE PALM HOUSE ON BERLIN‘S PFAUENINSEL

On the night of 19th to 20th of May 1880, despite its being a chilly night with frost creeping back into the park on the royal Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel), a fire broke out, destroying the island’s greatest treasure. The now legendary Berlin’s “Palmenhaus” and the priceless collection it contained went up in flames.

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