Exploring Charlottenburg Palace

Oct 15, 2016 | Latest Posts, Travel

Berlin’s best surviving example of the architectural passion and talent of the Prussian kings

If you want to experience the splendor and majesty of the Hohenzollern Dynasty, just pay a visit to Charlottenburg Palace. Schloss Charlottenburg  (German), was built in the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It combines rococo and baroque decor and architecture, is surrounded by landscaped gardens in the manner of Versailles and is Berlin’s largest palace. During the Second World War, the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed and currently serves as a major tourist attraction.

Visitors are now able to tour the baroque rooms of the Old Palace, as well as the rococo apartments of Frederick the Great in the New Wing. German porcelain is displayed in the Belvedere building, and the marble tombs of famous Hohenzollerns lie in the mausoleum.

As for the outside of the palace, it’s garden area is ideal for leisurely strolls, the restored Orangery now operates as a coffee shop and is perfect for a relaxing afternoon away from the fast paced Berlin living.

 

Being a huge admirer of castles and palaces, once I got the chance to visit Berlin I knew I had to pay this palace a visit. I’d been notified that the palace had been severely damaged during WWII, and that it is not as astonishing as some other German Castles.

However, I completely enjoyed the visit. The palace itself has some exceptional allure to it, which I cannot compare to any other palace I have visited. I hope you are able to grasp some of its exquisiteness from these pictures and if you do get the chance, do make sure to go and visit it yourself.

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