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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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Beautiful palace

The palace and grounds are beautiful and well worth a visit. Audio tour was very informative and the staff were very friendly too. 10-15 minute walk from the station through the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ben P
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1. The woman at the till was uneducated! She did not accept my university card saying that only green university cards are accepted! What does it mean? My university does not provide us with the green card therefore I am not considered as student for them?! 2. After asking us to pay the full tariff at 4:00 pm they asked... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great architecture. This part of Berlin is a reminiscent of British lifestyle and strucutures. Must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a quick stop for us before heading to other attractions, so we decided not to go to the palace. We just had a walk in the park. The park is very big and beautiful. In front of the palace there is a nicely put geometrical flower garden. Paths lead to more remote areas of the park with trees... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace and grounds are beautiful and well worth a visit. Audio tour was very informative and the staff were very friendly too. 10-15 minute walk from the station through the gardens. Definitely worth the trip.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice palace just outside Mitte, Charlotten burg Palace is a quite interesting place to understand German history. The visit takes you around two hours considering the main building, the minor one and the park. Audio guides helps a lot avoiding the visit to become too boring, especially with adolescents and children. People working there are very kind and helpful.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the 'New Wing' only as it was a freezing cold day and only had a couple of hours anyway. It was a very nice tour. Annoyingly, the ticket lady directed us to the on site cafe which was closed when we got there which was pretty poor form. But the audioguide was fairly well done, albeit quite brief... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had audio guides, and was incredible to see all the different rooms, and parts of the palace, and understand how it all works. Sucks that you have to pay 3 euros to be allowed to take photos

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting look at a former way of royal existence brought to life by a very good free audio guide. A good walk from trams and u bahn so go by bus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Schloss is undergoing a restoration at the moment so some parts appear to be closed but that may be because of the time of year. However, the Schloss is no longer as photogenic as it used to be due to the scaffolding and fences. I look forward to seeing it in all its glory when the work is completed.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Christmas market regulars Aachen, Koln, Lille, Antwerp etc. we were frankly disappointed by the Berlin markets, they seemed predominantly food and drink orientated. This was the best of the bunch nicely situated with a selection of authentic goods. That's all I can say !

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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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