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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 #56 of 418 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Schloss is a little way out of the city and the U-Bahn stop is about 20 minutes’ walk from the entrance. The audio guide is good value and gives you an enhanced visit. The gardens are extensive and free to roam around. The second floor rooms are not as interesting as the ground floor. There is very limited food... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely palace and gardens well worth a visit. Easy to access via public transport in form of the S-Bahn and various busses, situated close to the western city centre. The generous grounds in form of a barock garden, with it's beautiful fountains and ponds are well worth a lenghtly stroll. The Palace is impressive, inside and out..the grand rooms &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A wonderful few hours were spent in the palace before returning later to a concert by the Berlin Residence Orchestra in period costume. We did not attend the associated dinner, but explored the local area of Berlin and had dinner at a restaurant nearby in Kaiser Friedischstrasse. The splendour of the rooms and fittings certainly give the feeling of its... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Although the palace of Sophie Charlotte is nowhere as huge and grand as the Palace of Versailles that we visited on our next stopover in Paris, it was certainly just an interesting. We really enjoyed the audio guided tour of the palace. Much of it was destroyed in WW2 but there are still many areas in the lower floor that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This Schloss is absolutely stunning. It is situated near a train line so not a long walk either. It is at the end of an avenue of trees, and is a lovely walk. It is quite pricey, but then so are most of the palaces I have visited. Well worth the visit - highly recommended.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Although I didn't go into the palace itself, it's stunning from the outside, especially with the christmas markets that were there at the time. Fantastic light displays onto the palace made it look even better. A shame we didn't get to go in but well worth a visit, especially with Charlottenburg Market at christmas. Make sure you don't forget to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Charlottenburg Palace is famous in the history of fine porcelain collection...the owner boasted the largest collection of fine Chinese Ming Dynasty vases in Europe only rivaled by King of France. Additionally, Queen Louise would bring Chinese porcelain master-craftsman to German to train her people on fine porcelain making...you get to see one of the finest porcelain collections used as a... More

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went to the Charlottenburg palace this morning and was a bit disappointed with it especially after spending 12 euros on a ticket. Maybe it didn't impress me because I have seen the likes of Versailles, but the palace in general was underwhelming. It was beautiful do not get me wrong but because of the poor condition and preservation of... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This palace really is a gem. We were there on an organised tour with Tom Abbott and Cox and Kings RA Art Tours, so were allowed ahead of it opening to the general public which gave us the advantage of wandering around the many glorious state rooms without hindrance. The royal chapel restoration magnificent and beautifully done . On the... More

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A very informative audio guide explains what you need to know. The palace was badly damaged in the war so the upstairs is largely spoiled as it's all very knew, but they have filled it with artefacts from another building of the same period to give you the feel. On the ground floor however the décor is original in the... More

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