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“Original Schinkel Architecture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charlottenhof Castle

Charlottenhof Castle
South of Okonomieweg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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Ranked #20 of 56 things to do in Potsdam
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Original Schinkel Architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is not a Castle, but a villa. It was designed by Schinkel and almost all of the interior is original. There is a beautiful rosegarden. The fountain outside was under renovation. We had to get a ticket, despite we had a Premium-Tageskarte. Moreover we had to wait for a guided tour. However the tour was excellent and worth waiting for. It turned out to be our best experience at Sans Souci that day.

Visited June 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Nice architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The views from the Castle are amazing and should not be missed on any trip to Potsdam. Enjoyed the castle but the district around is the best aspect. This is the place you must not miss. The 2 hours were perfect to see the entire area.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting manor house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Charlottenhof 'Palace' is really a modest manor-house, in the southern part of the Sanssouci Park area. It was designed in the early nineteenth century by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, a celebrated Prussian architect. The Crown Prince of the time wanted to live in a bourgeois house rather than a full-blown palace, and this is the delightful result. The 'tent room' is very unusual.

You can only go round in a group with a guide, but there doesn't seem to be any need to book - just turn up and you'll be put on the next tour, which lasts about 30mins. The guide I went round with was excellent - informative and friendly, fluent English. You have to put huge slippers over your shoes to protect the wooden floors.

Visited June 2012
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“Historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Brought tears to my eyes - historic locaton, beautiful gardens and finely kept grounds.

Visited October 2011
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“Lovely little castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Lovely little castle on the edge of the park near the roman baths. Both not too expensive to go in but when you visited the "Neues Pallais" and "SansSouci" castle a stroll around them might be enough

Visited May 2011
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