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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

Luisenplatz | Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany
49 30 320 91 440
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #60 of 463 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Built from 1695–99 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, this palace is a stunning example of baroque architecture.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the beautiful palace & gardens are worth a visit. its a pity it was so badly damaged during the war as it would be nice to see it before it in its original condition. A nice history lesson.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We tried to go here first on a Monday (it's closed) and got some great outdoor photos...although sticking a bright pink neon bin in the middle of the courtyard did ruin some of the shots. The palace is lovely and the tour is well structured. The niggle for me though is they make you buy a photography pass to allow... More

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Goirle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This Palace is located in the heart of Berlin. We did not visit the exhibitions but walked in the park belonging to. Although we saw more beautiful and beter mainted palceses with parks in other Eurpean cities it is a Nice place to Go if you want to gesmout of the Bush hussle of the city for some time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Since the castle has been deeply destroyed during WW most of the furniture and finishings are not original from this specific castle.The ones who have visited Versailles will be disappointed like I was. If you have little time in Berlim, just visit the garden because that is actually worth it. No ticket needed to visit the gardens.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is well worth a visit,the rooms inside of the palace are stunning.The Family silver and porcelains are simply amazing too.The price also includes a tour of the gardens which are very pleasant and colourful.Admission cost is 12 Euros per adult.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Charlottenburg Palace is a little off the main Berlin tourist trail, but well worth the trip. For such a vast palace many of the rooms have a surprisingly domestic scale, and despite the war damage, the amount of décor that has survived on the ground floor is amazing. To me, the first floor which has had to be heavily restored... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Personally I would rather have seen the palace in the 1945 ruined condition after the bombing by the US and invasion by the Soviets. It would have been a far more powerful memorial to the empty vanity of the 18th century and futility of war than the over-restored disneyfied image blandly presented today to the travelling public. But I have... More

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Riihimaki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited with my big brother. Vast area, liked the park and the other places there as well, but the actual Charlottenburg Schloss was the best. We took our time and spend a couple of hours there. Also a big bonus as there was a food and drinks-festival outside the Schloss so...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's hard to believe that Schloss Charlottenburg was so badly damaged as the restoration of the ground floor state rooms are remarkable. Many pieces of furniture have come from other palaces but this doesn't detract from the overall impression. Good informative audio guide. The upstairs rooms have been built not in keeping with what was original lavish apartments but neutral... More

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful place and the free audio guide gives the history. Complete contrast to the other Berlin sites visited. You can walk through the lovely grounds and gardens free if you don't want to go in the palace.

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