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Welcome to Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg Palace

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.

Information & Facts

Spandauer Damm 10-22
Old palace: EUR12; new wing: EUR6 including audio guide. Photo permission is EUR3.
German is the official language. English is also widely spoken and understood.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents. ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash. Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.

Opening Times
10am-6pm (April to October) and 10am-5pm (November to March); closed Mondays.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
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