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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 443 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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We came here on a really hot day in July for something different to do. You are given a headset and audio tour guide as part of the price which I have to say really enhances the experience. We wandered around both floors of the palace and it was fascinating to see how people lived all those years ago. It... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Charlottenburg palace is the largest palace in Berlin. Baroque palace and next to a huge garden also is in the Baroque style. The Spree river flows alongsidethe well maintained garden. Its very pleasant in the summer to stretch on the lawn beside the garden and river. Berlin welcome card get you a discount on the entrance ticket to the palace.... More

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San Francisco, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
54 attraction reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't even bother going in the palace, and from the front you can't even tell there are gardens, since they are in the back, so at first I was appalled at this place. Once we rode our bikes around the back it was glorious. We rode all through the gardens and it was just lovely. They need to do... More

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Keswick, Virginia
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Charlottenburg Palace can be reached by taking the 100 bus toward Tegel Airport and getting off at Charlotteburg Palace stop. It is a lovely palace that has been completely restored as it was bombed heavily during the war. Princess Sophie Charlotte had a deft hand at decorating and this is one of the prettier palaces we've been to. There are... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The exterior and the structure of the whole palace appeals visually at once but the interior on the other hand are pretty Spartan in comparison to what you expect from a palace and especially when you are covering each space by emptying your pockets. While visiting it is best to stick around for the gardens which is beautiful and gives... More

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Trysil
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Whent here to have a 3 course dinner and classical concert after the dinner. Very very scenic sourrondings and friendly staff but none of them seemed to be waiters full time? Unconcentrated, lack of correct behavior took down the impression. Concert was fantastic and saved the evening.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definitely out to make money from the tourist. Audio guide is excellent but you have to pay for every little area separately and 50 cents to use the loo which is a bit much! Main buildings well presented and commentary informative. Difficult to find the route to the gardens afterwards but it's through the shop. Gardens very pretty and extensive... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When doing the Hop on Hop off bus this was one of its stops. We had already visited a number of Palaces and gardens during our travels and decided to see this one. When entering the Palace Grounds we spoke to people who were leaving the palace who's comments persuaded us not to pay to go in. However we walked... More

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Moscow
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This palace was built as country (one mile from borders of Berlin of that time) the house for the empress. It is rather not the palace, and the big house with park. Today it also art gallery. As a whole everything looks very adequately and beautifully, and the park is simply magnificent, even during a July heat. From the point... More

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am an average tourist and not an art enthusiast. This is an honest and frank review; however it is my personal opinion as an everyday common lay person. Charlottenburg is not a "Palace"; it is merely an art gallery, with lame displays. It has dull paintings of double chinned monarchs with heavy wigs and plump female royalties with drapery... More

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