Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest and oldest palace in
Berlin, an 18th-century Baroque structure that was originally
constructed as the summer home for Sophie Charlotte, the wife of
Elector Frederick III who became the first Prussian king. The
splendid interiors are festooned with art masterpieces, while the
surrounding gardens contain a mausoleum, pavilion and the
Belvedere, which houses the porcelain museum. Like many attractions
in Berlin, the Charlottenburg Palace was badly damaged in World War
II but has since been reconstructed.
Address: Spandauer Damm 10-22
Telephone: (0)3 319 694 20
Transportation: U2 or bus 309 to Sophie-Charlotte-Platz
Opening Time: 10am-6pm (April to October) and 10am-5pm (November to
March); closed Mondays.
Admission: Old palace: EUR12; new wing: EUR6 including audio guide.
Photo permission is EUR3.