Charlottenburg Palace

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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

    1. 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

    2. Mausoleum

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

  • Belvedere

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. Grosse Orangerie

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

Planning Your Visit

  • 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 12,835 reviews

Some of the stops were not as clearly marked as they could have been. Headphone jacks at times were not completely functional. For part of one day the sound only came from one side. On the second day I got a second set which did function as expected. Due to no fault of the company the traffic and construction in Berlin caused slow downs later in the day. It would be helpful if the hours could be expanded to a bit later in the day as I felt I had to end my day early on each day to allow time to get back to my original stop.

It was useful having the app and being able to see the buses coming and being able to track the bus while you are on it and know when your stop is coming. The B route is different to the one published that is on the website. It is longer and takes in the things that it says but also other things to the north of the centre like Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer. The commentary is not particularly good and the attempt at humour is very poor and tedious. I turned it off for some sections of the ride.

The cooperatation with other bus transfer programs was very helpful as we could see all the sites with shorter time, all audios were in function. The team were very kind and helpful, only the meeting point @ Aleksander place was not good defined as was mentioned beside Holiday Inn and it was more near to Park Inn

We took the two day pass and were able to do a loop each day, then get off where we specifically wanted to see. Berlin is an amazing city and the “yellow” line gives the full picture

Have used this company on all our city breaks and as always this trip didn't disappoint. 2 routes covering the main sights and buildings you would expect. Will be using again.