Charlottenburg Palace is today by far the most impressive castle complex of the Brandenburg Electors, Prussian kings and German emperors in Berlin.
Originally, the Elector Frederick I gave his wife in 1694 the lands in Lietze, as the village was called at the time. She immediately had a small castle built to serve as her residence. When the queen died at the tender age of 36 in 1705, the widowed king renamed the castle and adjacent village in her honor in Charlottenburg.
Larger alterations to the castle then took place under her grandson King Friedrich II and her great-grandson Frederick William II. The castle is still in perfect condition today Read the style well.
Winter season (01.11 to 31.03.)
closed on Mondays
Tuesday to Sunday 10 to 16.30
Summer season (01.04. To 31.10.)
closed on Mondays
Tuesday to Sunday 10 to 17.30
More information at spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/schloss-charlottenburg-altes-schloss.
The Charlottenburg Palace is the largest castle complex in Berlin, with an orangery, a castle park and ancillary buildings. Over the course of history, it has been rebuilt and expanded many times, showing in compressed form the evolution of contemporary taste. Charlottenburg Palace was built between 1695 and 1699 to designs by architect J. Arnold Nering. It was initially intended as a small garden and pleasure castle for the wife of Elector Frederick III, Sophie Charlotte. After the castle Charlottenburg was severely damaged during the Second World War, the restorers needed over two decades for the reconstruction. The castle can be visited as a museum.
The castle park is easy to reach from the subway and subway station Jungfernheide (south of the railway (Olberstr.) Along the railway over the river Spree and you are in the castle park, then turn left towards Belvedere in the castle garden, then straight around carp pond or diagonally right to the mausoleum.The castle is located at the southern edge of the area, from there a bus to the station zoo.
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