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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
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 and ornate

There is a hop on and hop off tour bus that stops right here so it's easy to visit. The palace is ornate and striking in the suburbs. I recommend going late afternoon as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There is a hop on and hop off tour bus that stops right here so it's easy to visit. The palace is ornate and striking in the suburbs. I recommend going late afternoon as most of the tour buses are gone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The inside of this palace is amazing. Every inch of the place has some kind of decor on it. A prime example of baroque architecture. We did the self guided tour that guides you around with an audio headset. There is a place at the beginning to check your coat so you won't have to haul that around. I paid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You should set aside three hours to do justice to the old and new wings of this most impressive palace. Painstakingly and sympathetically restored after considerable war damage, the result captures the flair and elegance of the period. The audio guide is well paced, can be as detailed or light as you want, and the staff are informative and helpful.... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Constructed well out of the city, the suburbs have overtaken it over the centuries. The palace had to be heavily reconstructed after damage in WWII that has been carried out sympathetically. The audio guide is excellent and gives detail about what is original and what is not and explains the life and culture of the various occupants. A well-paced tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I do not know why visiting Berlin the visit of this very nice Castle is not always suggested. It is a castle built in 1700 and was the summer residence of Sophie Charlotte. The building has suffered a strong destruction during the last world war. I visited the castle 50 years ago and at the time was exhibiting the Statue... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I hate to be negative about anything but first impressions were not very good, I was expecting Schloss Charlottenburg to be a rural palace but it is well and truly in the city. Walking up to the building it is quite a grubby building site, although I understand renovations have to go on but there was no effort made to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Charlottenburg Palace is located in the Berlin area of Charlottenburg. You can reach it best by bus of bicycle or walk from the 2 km further S-bahn station of Charlottenburg. The palace has been completely renovated and gives you a glimp of the luxury of the Hohenzohlers. Different rooms and paintings, furniture and porcelain will await you. Go and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific visit; 45 minute plus audio tour, in multiple languages. Wonderful series of rooms, artfully restored after being bombed in 1944-45. So many highlights ... some actual original furniture, wonderful ceiling paintings, AND ... the original destination of the Amber Room, now in Tsarkoe Seloe in St. Petersburg, Russia. Very interesting audio tour, free with entry ticket. Need to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A Beautifull Palace and Gardens. A shame so much was destroyed during the Second World War but still a must to visit in Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are romantic suckers so we truly enjoyed the tour of this lovely palace. The reconstruction of the building is well done. The audio tour provided was informative, fast paced and kept things interesting without getting too extensive. There are a couple of beautiful rooms. The China porcelain room (what's up with that half taxidermied deer?) and the chapel were... More 

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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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