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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

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Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24 | Luisenplatz, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 32091440
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nicely restored

A huge effort has been invested into this place to restore it to its glory days and so you get a great sense of how the palace functioned and of the life of royalty. Some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A huge effort has been invested into this place to restore it to its glory days and so you get a great sense of how the palace functioned and of the life of royalty. Some fantastic rooms in the house and lovely gardens for a stroll. Get the underground!

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Whitestone, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, the New Wing is still very stunning to visit. However, the Alte Schloss is closed for renovation until next year. The facade is also covered up with scaffolding, so if you want a good picture of it, you'll need to buy a postcard in the gift shop. I am sure when the renovation is done, it'll... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting place with a lot of history, unfortunately a bit too far and if you do not have much time then skip it for more centrally located places.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building was severely damaged during WW2 and no expense has been spared on the restoration, which is ongoing. There is a fine balance between Impressionism and replication which makes for a stunning building. The gold and silver leaf is a sight to behold. Well worth the €12 entry. The gardens are very relaxing and in winter the market excellent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been looking forward to this visit ever since we booked our visit to Berlin, so my disappointment when entering the Palace forecourt to find most of the buildings under tarpaulin and therefore unavailable to public viewing, was immense. We battled with an unhelpful receptionist who nearly charged us different entrance prices and then eventually found our way into... More 

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Conisbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Beautifl place to visit, it covers a huge area, but covered with scaffolding at the moment with on going conservation work at the moment, so you are unable to see the full effect of the beautiful building. A Christmas market covers the eared outside the palace at the moment, which has amazing colour sights ans stalls. A place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle ist a must see for visitors. The traditional christmas market in front of the castle ist one of the best in Berlin.

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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely rebuild castle (most of it was destroyed during the Second World War) but it has been brought back to life. An audio guide is included in the entrance fee (10 euro per person) which has a pleasant voice and provides useful information. The rooms in the palace are quite different from one another, various styles and time periods are... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel near the zoo. It was a pleasant walk but we got there at 11.20 and the Christmas Market scheduled to start at 11 wasn't anywhere near open. We caught the U barn to another Market and returned later in the afternoon. It was really pretty with a good array of stalls and a couple... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an impressive building and undergoing a lot of much needed renovation work. It will be wonderful in a few years time. On arrival there is a variety of ticket prices on offer that is confusing. Would suggest just making it one all in ticket. Stops you wondering if you are allowed into wings of the building. Sadly the... More 

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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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