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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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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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Wonderful - one of the best sights in Berlin!

I went to Charlottenburg Palace yesterday with my wife and we loved it! My wife is a big fan of palaces and seeing how people lived in centuries gone by. This place is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I went to Charlottenburg Palace yesterday with my wife and we loved it! My wife is a big fan of palaces and seeing how people lived in centuries gone by. This place is a refreshing change from the attractions in central Berlin which are mostly centred around the wall etc. rather this place is concerned with royalty of days gone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We didn't really explore the palace too much when we went there in December, as we just went for the really nice Christmas market. It was one of my favorite markets. We sipped hot wine and bratapple wine and although it started to snow a bit and was quite cold the people working at the stalls were friendly and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited and only did one part of tour (not ricocco period) was interesting but just felt it was bit tired - could be so much better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I loved this Palace! Just on the outskirts of Berlin, but close to the Olympic Stadium. Plenty of Photo Opportunities both inside and outside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a snowy day so the gardens were to an option. The castle is beautiful and well worth the entrance fee. Use the audio guide in your preferred language and look around at your own pace. For an extra three euros you can buy a photographic pass which allows you to take any photos you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A chance to feel the atmosphere of the past and to know more about histiry. The china chamber really amazed me, it's full with porcelain from floor to ceiling!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The main building has thing to see for about two hours. We went in february so the park did'nt have much to see. But if you go there in summer it must be very beautiful. Take the free audio guide tour, it gives much more insight of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The palace was built at the end of the 17th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration. During the Second World War, the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed. The palace with its gardens are a major tourist attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really enjoyed this palace - was a bit strange when you realise that a lot of the furniture in the palace is not from the period due to it being heavily bombed during the war. I think you need to have the audio tour to really get the overview of the palace. Definitely worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our first stop in Berlin was the Charlottenburg Palace. It's the only surviving royal palace in Berlin. The central portion of the Palace was completed in 1699 with additions added later. The self guided audio tour provided a great introduction to the Palace and allowed visitors to explore at their own pace. Wonderful examples of baroque and rococo styles are... More 

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Charlottenburg
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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