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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

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Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24 | Luisenplatz, 14059 Berlin, Germany
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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We found this place from the booklet at the hotel. You travel a little long with the train but it worths the time! The history is kept alive there. They give the visitors headsets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shropshire
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in Feb 2017. Main body of the palace was covered in scaffolding, which was a disappointment. Admission costs were broken down according to which bits of the palace you wanted to visit. Extra charge for taking photos. Audio tour in every language, was very informative. They can be a bit flowery, but this kept to bullet points and therefore... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were no queues when we arrived, and the palace is still undergoing extensive restoration since being almost lost during WWII. Beautiful rooms, and the ambience is tangible. Stunning! Well done to those who are working on the restoration. Can't wait to see it when it is finally restored.

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Monaghan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing place. Swept back in time to old Prussia. Costumes were gorgeous and staff were very helpful and accommodating. The food was surprisingly very good indeed, as usually at this type of event food can be cheap and cheerful. Not here though, it was delicious. The concert was fantastic the musicians and soloists just perfection. Of course, Vivaldi's... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not have a long wait to buy tickets and found the palace to be beautiful even though it had been restored after WWII. Well worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace was almost completely destroyed, and recreated. Recently the Summer pavilion has also been opened, so an added interest. I would recommend rather visiting in the Spring or Summer months, as the garden is an extra attraction, and open to the public free of charge.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion this palace is the jewel of Berlin if not Germany itself. The beautiful rooms and halls with their gold gilded panels are just breathtaking. There is an excellent audio guide that narrates the history of the palace and the kings that occupied it. Many of areas inside the palace were unfortunately destroyed in WW2 but have been... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful example of a historic German palace. The rooms have been restored exquisitely, like stepping back in time. There is also a beautiful marble collection that is worth a good look in the main lobby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a cold day, the tour of the palace was great, the audio guide very helpful. Such beauty, such wonderful effort to restore what was. Amazing spaces, each room more beautiful than the next. The gold work on the walls is stunning.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place from the booklet at the hotel. You travel a little long with the train but it worths the time! The history is kept alive there. They give the visitors headsets and a digital receiver, everyroom you visit, it tells you about its history.

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Watford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is currently not all open to the public as it is still undergoing restoration, but the work by german stone masons is beyond belief, and excellent, but this building was burned to the ground by the allies in WW2

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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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