Charlottenburg Palace – The Most Splendid in Berlin

There is no doubt that Charlottenburg Palace is the most splendid in Berlin. I’m not sure how many palaces the city has, but if there’s one palace that you must go in, this should be it.

Charlottenburg Palace - The Most Splendid in Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace – The Most Splendid in Berlin

In German, the locals call it Schloss Charlottenburg.

Charlottenburg Palace - The Most Splendid in Berlin
Charlottenburg Palace – The Most Splendid in Berlin

The Baroque and Rococo facade of the palace tells of its former glory. Its history dates back to the Hohenzollern Family, a royal dynasty.

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Built towards the end of the 17th century, Charlottenburg Palace and its surrounding area were named after the first Queen, Sophie Charlotte, the first consort of Prussia.

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Charlotte was a voracious lover of the arts. The “Court of the Muses” inside the palace hosted philosophers, poets, musicians, and other artists.

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Like many buildings in Germany, the palace was not spared from the damages of World War II. Thankfully, they rebuilt it.

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Tourist Attractions in Berlin

I arrived there after 6PM, so the palace was already closed.

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Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

However, the main gate was still open so I managed to take a few snapshots of the facade.

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Based on my research, the Golden Gallery (a Rococo ballroom) inside is a must-see. The Silver Vault has an impressive collection of expensive tableware.

Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin
Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin

Other exquisite Royal jewels and treasures are on display and are worth seeing.

Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin
Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin

Hotel / Hostel in Berlin

I stayed at Hostel a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof, which is around 7 minutes walk to Berlin Train Terminal Station. You can book it via BookingExpediaHostelWorld, and TripAdvisor. The hostel was a convenient choice for me as I had an early train trip to Prague on my last day. The hostel is clean, and the rooms are quite spacious, too. They have a pool table, bicycle rental, luggage storage, a spacious lobby, a bar, and a souvenir shop. They’ve got a nice laundry room, too. If you’re a traveler who likes to walk, the Bundestag, Brandenburg Tor Gate, and Reichstag are 30 minutes walk from the hostel. It’s a good value for money.

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