The Palace of Charlottenburg is the biggest palace in Berlin and a beautiful example of baroque architecture specially in the interiors. Examples of rococo interiors are also part of the charming spaces of this palace.
The Building: Designed in baroque style by Johann Arnold Nering at the end of the 17th century and expanded during the 18th century by johann Friedrich von Eosander (who studied and applied the architectural style of the Palace of Versailles), the palace was renovated after WWII.
The Gardens: Designed by Simeon Godeau also inspired in the Palace of Versailles, after the last renovation this baroque style was kept.
- The Old Palace in baroque style contains the Porcelain Cabinet and the crown jewels.
- The New Wing features rococo spaces and the Winter Chambers of Friedrich Weilhelm II in a more discreet style.
- The former Palace Theater is now the Museum for Pre and Early History.
- The Mausoleum designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel still contains the sarcophagi of Queen Luise and Friedrich Wilhelm III.
- The Belvedere by Carl Gotthard Langhans was designed as a tea house and displays now an exhibition of royal pocelain.
- The Pavillion, also designed by Schinkel was used as a summer house and now hosts a collection of furniture and sculptures from the early 19th century.
- The Orangerie was originally designed for the care of rare plants during the winter.
- The Gardens are open as a public park for every visitor and local.
"It is one of the nicest, cleanest park in Berlin!.. And my favorite place to run." -Astrid Paramita, Developer/Designer & Founder.
Entrance to the park is open and free.
Prices vary depending on the different part of the castle to visit, the complete normal ticket is 15 euros.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm (5pm from november to march).
Best way to get there:
Sophie-Charlotte-Platz with U2 and Bus 309.
A baroque and rococo jewel still standing after a mayor renovation after WWII.
Spandauer Damm 20, 14059 Berlin, Germany