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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

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Address: Luisenplatz | Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 320 91 440
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built from 1695–99 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, this palace...
Built from 1695–99 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, this palace is a stunning example of baroque architecture.
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Beautiful relic of Germany's aristocratic history

Charlottenburg Palace is a beautiful palace located just outside the centre of Berlin. The audioguides detailed the rich history as you walk around and explain the elaborate (if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Charlottenburg Palace is a beautiful palace located just outside the centre of Berlin. The audioguides detailed the rich history as you walk around and explain the elaborate (if not somewhat bizzare) architectural features (including one of the biggest collections of painted porcelin I have ever seen!!). Fantastic day trip - rich history, beautiful architecture and lovely grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There were coach trips to the palace as it opened so I went to the museums opposite first. The Berggruen museum has many Picasso's along with Braque, Giocometti, Klee and Matisse. It is excellent and not crowded. Then to the Museum Sammlung Scharf Gerstenberg which was essentially about Surrealism. No Dali paintings but some good pen studies and a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are fab , if you are interested in history it's worth a visit , especially at Christmas when there is a market outside, a lot is restored but that is not the point it tells a great story of past German history. Entrance fee reasonable. Good bar for a beer not too far looking out over the front... More 

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We was a day at Schloss charlottenburg and area around It is a mixed area.schloss is very beautiful from outside and entrance is fantastic beautiful.i love when You look at the entrance.inside it is very plain and garden ok but not to much more. We had a Nice visit.area around is very very disappointing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You can reach it easy with bike. The Palace is huge. Amazing the park around the castle. The river, spree i think, pass inside the park, is there a raised path to make in bike so nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The area surrounding here is a bit strange but none the less the Charlottenburg Palace did not disappoint. I was more fascinated by the changing colours during the night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very disappointing, overpriced and under delivered. The ballrooms are grand but as WW2 destroyed most of the palace they have over filled the rooms with a motley collection of paintings and furniture unrelated to the original occupants. The porcelain collection is the highlight. The gardens are free and pleasant but quite unkempt and in need of maintenance. Would have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Extensive grounds and some interesting history. However it feels like they could have dome more. It's not just that they haven't tried to restore lots of areas, but even the gardens looked like they needed a fair bit of work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The palace is easy to enter and the que is not that long. Once entered in the palace and the various buildings surrounding it there is an exhaustive variety of plates, forks, cutlery and cups. The garden is free for everyone and more impressive to be fair than the palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Interesting seeing how the other half lived in 19th century Prussia. Very grand ballrooms etc. Beautiful gardens, very relaxing to walk through on a hot day. Tip:reduction on entry with Berlin Welcome Card.

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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