Berlin's Charlottenburg Palace

The Royal Tour

Berlin's Charlottenburg Palace sits in the west of the city, in a neighborhood now named for it. The palace was built by Prussian King Frederick I for his wife, Sophie Charlotte, in 1695.

The palace gardens are free to enter, and filled with joggers and picnickers on a pretty day.

Rooms inside Charlottenburg Palace are elegant, but understated by the standards of European royalty. Many feature pastels rather than simply gold.

Most of the palace was destroyed during World War Two and rebuilt since, leaving some rooms with ornate walls and completely blank ceilings.

The porcelain room is gaudy, but memorable.

The porcelain room is gaudy, but memorable.