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“Fine Collection of Original Decorative Art - Not to be Missed”

Charlottenburg Palace
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Ranked #53 of 841 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Built from 1695–99 as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, this palace is a stunning example of baroque architecture.
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Charlottenburg Palace is famous in the history of fine porcelain collection...the owner boasted the largest collection of fine Chinese Ming Dynasty vases in Europe only rivaled by King of France. Additionally, Queen Louise would bring Chinese porcelain master-craftsman to German to train her people on fine porcelain making...you get to see one of the finest porcelain collections used as a decorative art...just like Queen Sophia Charlotte wife of Friedrich III (Emperor of Germany). This collection beyond value in the history of porcelain...if you want to make this an educational visit.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I went to the Charlottenburg palace this morning and was a bit disappointed with it especially after spending 12 euros on a ticket. Maybe it didn't impress me because I have seen the likes of Versailles, but the palace in general was underwhelming. It was beautiful do not get me wrong but because of the poor condition and preservation of the palace it lost a lot of charm. If you are crunched for time in Berlin, I would not go to this palace. I think the price of the ticket was not worth the visit. You cannot even take pictures without purchasing a 3 euro "permit."

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

This palace really is a gem. We were there on an organised tour with Tom Abbott and Cox and Kings RA Art Tours, so were allowed ahead of it opening to the general public which gave us the advantage of wandering around the many glorious state rooms without hindrance. The royal chapel restoration magnificent and beautifully done . On the first floor a museum has been created to display the family treasures including two crowns, the orb and sceptre, plus the state swords, diamond earrings and some beautiful jewelled snuff boxes. Lovely gold and silver tableware and beautiful china vases all if not equal to the Green Vaults in Dresden. Really do recommend a visit to the Charlottenburg Palace and remember to buy the camera/photo pass here which you can use in other sites too on the same day.

1  Thank Ivor S
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

A very informative audio guide explains what you need to know. The palace was badly damaged in the war so the upstairs is largely spoiled as it's all very knew, but they have filled it with artefacts from another building of the same period to give you the feel. On the ground floor however the décor is original in the main. One stunning room has a spectacular array of blue and white porcelain. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank CrocksWestSussex
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I have been outside the Schloss many times and especially love the Christmas Market on the grounds in December. This time I took the inside tour with the headset. During the tour I discovered there are extensive grounds in the back that I did not know existed. It was great. They tell you right off the bat that many of the original furnishings were damaged in the war but they were replaced with similar pieces from nearby palaces or other Prussian royal residences. The reason there are so many security people are that you are actually in each of the rooms and could theoretically take or damage something. Everything from the silk coverings on the walls are delicate along with the tapestries, paintings, etc. you can get up close to. There are a few beautiful gem covered boxes. You also see the crowns and a jewel covered scepter. I enjoyed the tour and am glad I did it. It was reasonable at 12 euros.

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