Charlottenburg Palace

Schloss Charlottenburg

When the future wife of the first Prussian king Friedrich I, Sophie Charlotte, started construction of this palace, it was out of Berlin boundary. Later on this secluded place turned into one of the Hohenzollern family's residencies. Today Charlottenburg Palace is considered one of the Germany's brightest pieces of baroque architecture. Brief visit is not an option for this amazing site. There are so many rooms and galleries in the palace that it will take some time to see them. The most famous rooms include the Big Oak Gallery, the Chinese Room with beauitful collections of Chinese and Japanese china, the Golden Gallery, halls with French paintings. Main wing of the palace housed Friedrich's apartments. Another room of the palace that makes a great impression is the ceremonial hall, an enormous room with high cupola, domes and bass-reliefs. The magnicifent palace is surrounded by a unique baroque garden that merges into a landscaped park. Grounds of the palace host a lot of interesting sights, one of them being the mausoleum of Queen Luise where she herself, her husband Friedrich Wilhelm III and other members of the royal and emperor family were buried.

Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24
Opening hours: Jan – Mar: Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon closed: Apr – Oct: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Mon closed; check the official website for November, December schedule
How to reach: Richard-Wagner-Platz U7; Schloss Charlottenburg U2
Coordinates: 52.520879, 13.295613