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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
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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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there are two palaces here for 17e you can see both and save a euro. The audio guide which comes with the ticket is very good but its hard to forget that oat of what you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's hard to justify the entrance fee for the experience one receives. The staff were pedantic, watching our every move and complaining about anything they felt was out of order (even a toe off the carpet). We got additional photo passes also, but inside the building is dimly lit and it is verboten to use flash photography, so the photo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

there are two palaces here for 17e you can see both and save a euro. The audio guide which comes with the ticket is very good but its hard to forget that oat of what you are walking through is post WW2 because most of the castle was damaged in the war. However the original pieces that remain are stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The palace is well preserved and the highlight is the porcelain room. We returned back for a second look at this room. Some of the rooms suffer from the looting during ww2 however one has to make allowance for this trauma suffered by the country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's like the smaller version of Schoenbrunn Schloss in Vienna. It is a good escape from the city though. I love the neighbourhood around this area. It looks really peaceful.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It was a bit expensive for my husband and I to tour inside (we were travelling on a tight budget), but it was lovely to visit and see the outside. I would definitely do the tour of the inside and the gardens next time! Beautiful and historic building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We got there late so the castle was already closed but it was still worth to walk trough the gardens and see the castle from the outside. We've got a lot of nice pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The building is beautiful and the audio tour was interesting. We arrived early and there was no lineup at all. The tour explains that many original items did not survive the war, so some items were brought from other locations to provide a sense of what the room would have looked like. I thought it was strange that for some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This palace is the oldest surviving palace in Berlin and was built in the 17th century. I hopped off my tour bus (the hop on hop off is worth every penny) as this site looked interesting. And it was indeed! I was glad I stopped as it was a wonderful old property and well kept museum. It was damaged during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The interior of some of the rooms is genuinely breathtaking, and it can't be denied that the whole palace is arrayed in a sumptous beauty. It is quite sad to learn that not all of the decorations are original, but they're stunning nonetheless and the architecture of the palace itself is a gorgeous example of Baroque. The grounds and gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Charlottenburg is a magnificent palace in Berlin. It's beauty and splendour on the outside make it a true eye catcher. You can visit it anytime during the opening hours and there is an audio guide available. The tour, however, was a bit disappointing, as the palace was destroyed during the war, and many rooms have been rebuilt incompletely, or in... 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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