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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Largest and Beautiful Palace

Its the largest and beautiful palace in Berlin and summer capital of Queen. Being a royal palace, there is a beautiful garden full of flower beds and shady walkways. The palace's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kuldeep D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its the largest and beautiful palace in Berlin and summer capital of Queen. Being a royal palace, there is a beautiful garden full of flower beds and shady walkways. The palace's most beautiful rooms are the flamboyant private chambers of Frederick the Great, designed in 1746.

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Cordenons, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful palace to see and the gardens outside were about the largest in area I have ever been in. Definitely a place to see if you have time to fit it into your schedule. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Currently being done up. It isn't great because the dome at the top is the bit that you most want to take a picture of. Interior is absolutely stunning and the audio guide has a lot to say. Be warned... Don't press 2 when entering the second room. Just press play. (It doesn't tell you that...)

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was too late to go inside to tour the museum sadly. My walk around the outside was okay, but the area was very much under renovation. Still, I enjoyed myself on a beautiful late sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled by U-Bahn there & took buses back - both ways easy from our hotel. It was a sunny day, and there was a small beer festival going on in the front courtyard which was great for refreshments between visiting the glories of the Schloss and the other museums in the vicinity. Some of the art work is excellent,... More 

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Essen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited when the Schloss itself was closed, but from all accounts didn't miss a lot! So we just roamed around the very pleasant gardens. Not as spectacular as anything at Hanover, but a very pleasant walk around the lake followed by a pleasant cup of coffee in under the trees by the cafeteria.

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Varese, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire castle is going through renovation and this means that the façade is covered and the dome has scaffolding. Apart from the great dance hall, the other rooms aren't very impressive. If you want to visit a castle Schloss Sanssouci is much better and its park alone is worth the trip to Potsdam.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens no matter in which season you decide to visit. I've been in Berlin from July to December 2015 and was never tired of walking around the gardens. Astonishing views in summer and especially fall - beautiful colors in November! The palace itself was almost entirely rebuilt after the war though - with few original rooms intact, but still... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk through. Currently there is construction but the inside is still open. Really cool rooms to walk through. Takes about 1.5-2 hours. Park and gardens are well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this beautiful palace whilst in Berlin early August. We were there for hours. The weather was hot and the grounds were amazing. We walked miles around the gardens. I was also surprised that when we left we exited at the side of the Brandenburg Gate. I thought the admission price was reasonable.

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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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