Charlottenburg Palace : Michelin's recommendations
The great rooms occupy the ground floor of the main building. Your visit will start in a small room where two models of the castle and the gardens as they were in the 18th and 19th C are displayed. The three rooms of the Mecklemburg apartment are hung with warm coloured drapes. Notice the chimney in the bedroom suite. The presentation rooms stretch out in a 140m line opposite the garden. You will be able to appreciate the famous porcelain cabinet. You should also see the Chapel of Eosander which acts as scenery for concerts in the summer months. The visit ends with Queen Sophie's rooms. The elegant staircase with its false doors built by Eosander von Göthe is the first of its kind in Germany. Only a few rooms on the first floor may be visited: the old cabinet of Friedrich-Wilhelm IV, the table linen of the Crown Prince and the Crown cabinet, where the jewels of the crown are displayed. The Knobelsdorff wing (on the East) houses the white room, the throne room, and the gilded Gallery, the room of music and dance. The apartments of Friedrich II contain two Watteau masterpieces: Departure for Cythera and Gersaint's ensign. The south-facing Winter chambers demonstrate the elegant roughness of neo-classicism. The furnishing of Queen Louise's chamber was partly designed by Schinkel. To the right of the entrance hall, look at the gallery of romantic painting, dedicated to Caspar David Friedrich. The West wing houses the Orangery, built between 1701 and 1707.
- Address : Spandauer-Damm 20-24 D - 14059 Berlin14059Berlin
- Phone : 320911
- Website : http://www.spsg.de
- Prices : 12 €