Schloss Charlottenburg

Price guide: Mid-range

Spandauer Damm 10-22, Berlin, 14059

Price guide: Mid-range

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Best for Romance - Expert review of Schloss Charlottenburg

A gorgeous palace with equally impressive gardens.

This enormous Baroque palace was originally conceptualiSed as a summer home, although plans quickly expanded into a larger building. It was completed in 1699 for Sophie Charlotte, wife of Elector Frederick III, who eventually crowned himself “King in Prussia” (as opposed to King of Prussia, to avoid offending the Polish areas of Prussia). The palace is surrounded by impressive gardens and the interior rooms are mini-museums, collections of masterful works of art and room decor. In fact, the palace is home to the largest collection of 18th-century French paintings outside of France. Though partially destroyed in the Second World War, the palace is remarkably intact today.

Price advice: 

General admission to the Old Palace is 10 euros, and 7 euros for discounts. Admission to the new wing is 6 euros or 5 euros with a discount. There is 3 euros charge for photography permission.

Expert tips: 
The gardens are open to the public at no charge.
Admission to the New wing includes an audio guide.

More information on Schloss Charlottenburg:

Price guide:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Museum
Spandauer Damm 10-22, Berlin, 14059
030 32 09 11
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Old Palace: April–October: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. November-March: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays. New wings: April-October: Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, November-March: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Free tags / Keywords:
Art, History

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