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Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

Schloss Charlottenburg - Berlin, Germany
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Schloss Charlottenburg
Spandauer Damm 20, Berlin, Germany 14059Map
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
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Named for Prussia’s first queen, Schloss Charlottenburg is Berlin’s largest surviving royal residence, complete with large ornamental gardens. It offers a bit of light-hearted Baroque frippery in a city where neoclassicism and modernity can get a bit much, and its gardens are a pleasant place to wander and picnic. It began as a modest summer place in 1695 and was repeatedly enlarged over the next hundred years, producing a cream-and-custard building with an elegant central dome and two orderly wings. The Altes Schloss (entry €10 euros) contains the exuberant royal apartments and is the main highlight, though the palace does have the largest collection of 18th-century French paintings outside France. But the beautifully landscaped gardens, complete with mausoleum and Belvedere teahouse, are arguably best of all. The Schloss lies a 15-minute bus ride on bus #M45 from the central Berlin’s Zoo station.

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Schloss Charlottenburg General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other, Arts & Museums, Festivals & Fairs, Festivals & Fairs
  • Nearest Train: Westend: S4, S45, S46
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