Charlottenburg Palace is located directly at the Olympic Stadium and Teufelsberg in Berlin – Charlottenburg. With the annexed orangery, the palace park and many other ancillary buildings, it is the largest palace complex in Berlin.
The first Prussian queen, Sophie Charlotte, had her summer residence built from 1695 to 1699 in what is now Charlottenburg. It was intended as a garden and pleasure palace for the wife of Elector Friedrich III, Sophie Charlotte, and has been extended over the years. With the death of Sophie Charlotte in 1705, the castle and today’s Charlottenburg received their name.
The following generations had Charlottenburg Palace extended and designed after their own style. Visitors of the castle complex can nowadays dive into the different epochs of the Hohenzollern. Next to the main building you can visit the palace garden, the new pavilion or the newly renovated New Wing.
Highlights are also the Silver Vault and the The Hohenzollern Crown Treasure. In summer, a visit is particularly worthwhile, as the entrance to the castle park is free and invites you to nice picnics and walks. Visits and guided tours are possible all year round.
At Christmas time, Charlottenburg Palace is also the backdrop to one of Berlin’s most beautiful Christmas markets. The castle can be visited as a museum, so if you want to visit impressive baroque buildings and beautiful gardens, you should definitely stop by!
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The Charlottenburg Palace shows its visitors the development of contemporary taste in a condensed form, from baroque to rococo, every architectural style is represented. In winter, one of Berlin’s most beautiful Christmas markets takes place.