Schloss Charlottenburg

Address: Spandauer Damm 10-22, Berlin, 14059, Germany
Telephone: 030 32 09 11

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Education