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Charlottenburg Palace: Tours & Tickets

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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
4.3 / 5
based on 10,330 reviews

All great value, but would prefer prior info on discounts

The transport alone was a fantastic reason to buy this welcome card, just over £30 would barely have covered half of the travelling we did in 4 days... In zones ABC on U-bahn, S-bahn, bus and tram. The discounts in the guidebook were good but the sheer amount of places the card can be used for discounts makes it hard to plan your trip in a short amount of time. If the guide book could be emailed at the time of purchase for example, there would be more time to plan and therefore utilise more of the discounts. Still brilliant value if you know you'll be travelling loads! Would buy again if I go back.

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.

Easy way to see main landmarks if you have time constraint

I had only 1 day in Berlin and in addition to that some mobility constraints due to my health issues. Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour is the easiest way to see the most interesting parts of the city. The tour was accompanied with live comments in English and German. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to see the city but has some time limitations.

Very punctual, informative but corny narrative

Good job of keeping a schedule. Other ones in different cities have been spotty. Informative narrative attempted humor but was corny. Bus was warm and dry on a cold day with showers. Would do again.

Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket Reviewed by

Easy to get around Berlin with this card.

Buy in advance, collect at airport info desk. Makes jumping on and off U & S trains easy, as well as trams and buses. Also many good discounts at a large number of places. Recommended.

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