Under the direction of the architect Johann Arnold Nehring one of the most famous Hohenzollern palace on the banks of the river Spree was built between 1695 and 1699 in honor of Sophie Charlotte. The palace was surrounded by a wild landscape park and a Baroque garden to the front. In 1701, Frederick III was crowned and became King Frederick I.
Versaille in miniature
In order to be worthy of a king, his residence was extensively rebuilt modeled on Versailles. The architect Eosander of Goethe complemented the existing building with a dome and two side wings, to have in the middle of the palace a "Cour d'honneur". Since the death of his wife, Sophie Charlotte in 1705, the palace was named after her. Sadly the ongoing construction and extension work stopped suddenly after his own death in 1713. It was not until 27 years later, Frederick the Great took the unfinished project over. In collaboration with the architect Knobelsdorff another building grew in the east wing of the Charlottenburg palace. The new wing housed the golden gallery, the white room and two apartments for private use. The successor, King Frederick William II. completed the construction of the palace in 1791 with its own theater.
The Second World War left its marks also here. The palace suffered considerable with damage and had to be expensively restored over a period of 20 years.
From the royal seat to the cultural highlight
Today the old building shines again and invites adults and children totake a time travel to Prussian rulership. The "wild garden" at the back of the park offers a large playground, a lawn, small ponds and ditches, and in winter a toboggan run - everything for the family. In the original tea house "the Rococo pavilion Belverdere" you can marvel at the Berlin collection of art works of the royal porcelain factory. In neighboring mausoleum you can find the remains of Queen Luise, Friedrich Wilhelm III. and Emperor Wilhelm I.
If you wish to visit Berlin Charlottenburg palace from the relexa hotel simply take public transport and you be there within 35 minutes. Please find the current opening times of the Charlottenburg palace on the official website of the Palaces and Gardens in Berlin.
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- Do you want to get to know even more Berlin palaces? Here you will find information on the exciting Bellevue palace.
- If you are at the Charlottenburg palace, why not travel to the Café Kranzler on lively Kurfürstendamm in the City-West. It just takes 10 minutes.
- During the Advent and Christmas season you can find the wonderful Christmas market on palace square – definitely worthwhile a visit in this romantic setting
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