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Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

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Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24 | Luisenplatz, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 320 91 440
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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Lovingly restored Berlin palace

I visited Charlottenburg Palace as part of my 6 day stay in Berlin. I'm a sucker for castles and palaces, so I decided to give it a try. I'd been warned that the palace had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The audio guide was wonderful, though the German version which my husband used was longer than the English version which I used, not sure if he got more information or it just took longer to say that same things in German. It was a little inconvenient having to wait for him to catch up. The rooms are not air conditioned... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Charlottenburg Palace as part of my 6 day stay in Berlin. I'm a sucker for castles and palaces, so I decided to give it a try. I'd been warned that the palace had been severly damaged during WWII, and that it's not anywhere near the top palaces in spendor. Still, I enjoyed the visit. Currently the old rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We especially took a local on-off bus in part so we could get off at the palace. I knew museums and many attractions in Berlin were closed on Mondays but for some reason I though the palace was open. My mistake. We wandered about the gardens which are nice but its no Versaille, and then hopped on the bus again.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Palace on a Friday afternoon. It was not crowded. Most of the Palace was destroyed during WW2. The wing that is open has been almost totally restored. There was very little open to the public that was original. The grounds are quite run down. It was not worth the visit to me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlottes burn Palace is a little over thirty mins by train outside of Berlin and then an easy stroll from the railway station Sophie Charlotte Pl. The palace is a fantastic history and is well worth the entry fee, there is a three euro charge to take pictures which is a bit of a rip off. The audio guide included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This palace tells the story of the Kings of Prussia that occupied it from the beginning and how it grew and developed when they became emperors of Germany. The most beautiful halls were built by Frederick the Great with the most delicate baroque gold stucco filigree against a pale mauve background, not to be forgotten. There is a pavilion in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all beware of the extra charges for taking photos and going to mausoleum. Very little information on English to assist and the abrupt interruption of security can be annoying. Also placed to sit down are very limited so take your breaks when you can. Be prepared to get lost in gardens because there are few sign posts and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This palace dominates the area. It is set back from the road with open space in front to show it off. Unfortunately it is covered with scaffolding now as restoration work is being done

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where once a German Queen 👑 lived. Nowadays there is a nice beer 🍺 garden 🏡 & you find visitors enjoying the queen 👑 garden & ponds. Sightseeing the old palace. German's jogging & exercising also is visible. Busy getting there with traffic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited a few posh country houses in Britain we were hoping this was going to be on par sadly so much was stolen or destroyed in WW2. They have done a great job in restoring the building though the main tower was shrouded in scaffolding for or visit. There are several types of tickets available we paid 12 euros... More 

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Staying in Charlottenburg

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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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