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Charlottenburg Palace: Tour Highlights

The history of the Schloss runs deep. It began as the summer palace of King Friederich III's wife Sophie Charlotte. Today it’s the grandest palace you’ll find in Berlin. Worth a visit all year round, it is especially magical at Christmas market season.

Neuer Pavillion
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Neuer Pavillion

Destroyed and reconstructed during WWII in perfect Schinkel fashion, this prime example of Charlottenburg Palace interior demonstrates day-to-day German royal life.

Mausoleum
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Mausoleum

The classical mausoleum located in the gardens is humbling with its red granite columned entrance.

Belvedere

Belvedere

This quaint lookout building holds one of the greatest special collections in Germany. Its porcelain display is divided by purpose: tea and coffee, dinnerware, and decoration.

The Gardens

The Gardens

The only free part of the park, the giant baroque park of Charlottenburg Palace is truly a sight to behold with its ever-stretching lawn and giant fountain.

Grosse Orangerie

Grosse Orangerie

Complete your unforgettable evening with a classical concert - the orchestra even wears period dress!

Our insider tips

Arrive Early

Be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds. No excuses with the relaxed opening time of 10:00AM.

Choose A Day Pass

Each building charges separately for admission, so it’s best to buy a day pass to access everything except the Neuer Flügel.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open April to October, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, November to March, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Closed Mondays.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at 12EUR and continue upwards depending on house visits, tours and perks.
  • Will I need a guide?
    There are some wonderful guided experiences. Certain tours actually show you the palace from the river, by boat.
  • How to get there
    Buses 109, 309 and M45 all stop close by, or take the short walk from the Westend train station.
  • Additional information

    • If you're visiting around Christmas, make sure to check out the market, one of the most beautiful in Berlin!

What people are saying about Charlottenburg Palace

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 12,556 reviews

A fabulously entertaining programme, musically and otherwise!

You are in for a fabulously entertaining evening, musically and otherwise: a varied and uplifting musical programme by the brilliant Residenz Orchestra and its soloists in Rococo costumes , including singers, not to mention the wonderful setting of the Charlottenburg Palace Orangerie, where the accustics are surprisingly good. A charming and witty master of ceremonies leads through the evening in English and German. A treat!

Good way to get around and get a base feel for Berlin

We managed to get through both tours A and B on the one day so we could figure out where to focus on the next day as we had a 48 hr ticket. The buses were good but the constant stopping for breaks (usually smoke breaks by drivers) was annoying. The commentary was only so so and didn’t often match up to where we were. What was good was the frequency.

Excellent value - unlimited travel in the Berlin area

It was easy to order and then collect the cards at the airport when we arrived in Berlin. They gave us free travel in the whole Berlin area including Potsdam which we also visited. This was brilliant as Berlin is a large city and you can't cover everything on foot. The discounts in museums and other attractions was a bonus.

Fantastic concert! Incredible atmosphere.

Food was terrible. The worst meal I have ever had. There simply are no words to describe how bad it was. Room was so hot that you could not breathe. The dinner dragged along for two hours. Torture. Save your money. Just attend the concert which is absolutely amazing!

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The transport ticket is a must to vist Berlin with.

We had 3 days in Berlin the transport ticket is a must with all the different systems of transport available in Berlin. No looking for ticket machines just get on and ride. The guide can be read and cherry picked to give you good daily tours out to suit you.