Charlottenburg Palace: One of Berlin’s Best Kept Castle and It's No Secret

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 0 Comments

Charlottenburg Palace

Palaces are like museums in “house” form, yes? Perhaps that’s just how I see it, but surely the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin looks like this grand relic abode that is analogous to an art gallery museum. It’s the largest palace, the only surviving royal residence in the Berlin city.


As a whole, it houses striking decorations in baroque and rococo styles, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre, pavilion, and huge gardens. What strikes me the most though are the human-size paintings and wall intricacies that are both inspiring and honorably envying.


The Schloss Charlottenburg Charlottenburg was built as the summer residence of Sophie Charlotte, the first queen of Prussia. Once inside, you’ll never be able to get up and leave the room – your eyes will be instantaneously welded into the collections of precious porcelain and paintings by French 18th-century masters.


Vases, tapestries and other items representative of a royal lifestyle, yes. It’s no wonder that the Charlottenburg Palace is one of Lonely Planet’s Top Choice for castles, palaces & mansions when in Berlin, and I could not agree more.

Here are some of the photos I took from my visit to the Charlottenburg Palace. Enjoy some opulent ogling!

Address: Spandauer Damm 10-22 14059 Berlin Charlottenburg
Opening Hours: Nov – Mar (Tue – Sun): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Apr – Oct (Tue – Sun): 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Getting there Subway: Richard-Wagner-Platz, Sophie-Charlotte-Platz Bus: M45, 109, 309



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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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