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Building across from Schloss Charlottenburg

The day starts very early getting to the airport for that terrible 6.40 departure to Berlin. We manage to get to the airport in time and check in and then get to the plane. It is a short flight to berlin from Copenhagen – actually it is only around 35 minutes of actual flying so we spend much more time in the airport in Copenhagen than on the actual flight. We arrive more or less on time and then have 7 hours before our connection to Budapest will leave berlin. So we got plenty of time to actually head in to the city and do some explorations.

We arrive at Tegel Airport which makes the obvious choice of destination easy – the Schloss Charlottenburg which is pretty close to the airport.

Schloss Charlottenburg
We catch a bus and it is only a short bus ride to the corner of the castle. The castle doesn’t open until 10 so we got plenty of time to get some breakfast in the small restaurant directly opposite the castle.

After breakfast the ticket sales at the castle is open and we get across the street and get tickets for the castle and a couple of more attractions in the garden of the castle. The castle was pretty severely damaged in 1943 but it has been repaired and there is no obvious evidence of the old war damage any more.

It is pretty crowded inside the castle even though the halls are big and impressive. It takes a while wondering the halls looking at the golden decorations of some rooms which a giant halls with lots of gold on the walls and ceiling.

Road leading down to the castle

For me the main attraction inside the castle is the beautiful rooms and ceilings but there is more on display including some old crown jewels and lots of different silverware and porcelain. It takes a while before we are done with the rather big castle and makes it out into the garden area. The garden is pretty big to walk and it is a nice spring day so it is pleasant to walk around in the garden.

Right next to the big castle is a smaller building which is fairly attractive and it is pretty inside the building. If it hadn’t been for the big castle next door this could have been a worthwhile destination for a quick visit in itself. Fortunately the ticket does cover the entrance to the Neuer Pavillion as well so we head inside and enjoy the building.

House on the corner of the street
It can’t quite live up to the main castle but there is some paintings and displays inside the small castle which are rather interesting.

We head out of the tiny castle and make our way down through the park – the park around Schloss Charlottenburg is quite big so the walk through the park takes a while. We walk along some lakes and landscaped garden and down at the end of the park is a little castle called Belvedere. We go inside the castle walking up the stairs looking at the different exhibitions of mainly china. They do have a lot of china on display in this small castle including a lot of boxes which could be used for carrying the china from one location to the next. I figure this was a convenient feature for the buyers in the high end market who might have moved around from one castle to the next during the year.

Statue

After visiting the little castle we walk back through the park pretty much the same way – so it isn’t all that interesting a walk. We go out to see a little mausoleum which houses several of the old Hohenzoller family. The building is a little building in the style of a Greek temple. The family members are entombed in large marble constructions which a statue of them lying on top of the sarcophagus.

After saying a quick hallo to the Hohenzollerns’ we head out of the park to the main castle. It is about time for a little bite to eat – and what better place to have a quick curry wurst than in the orangerie of the palace. So we go in and have a little to eat before we need to decide what to do. The visit to the castle has taken a while so there isn’t really enough time to head to the center of Berlin – so we consider heading back to the airport early. But on the way to the bus stop we spot a nice little restaurant with outside table. It is a little local brewery with several different craft beers on the menu. There is a little tasting menu with 6 different small glasses of beer – and there is plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the small beers before getting back on the bus.

Besandri says:
Congrats on your featured blog Mickey ..
Posted on: Jul 12, 2017
planxty says:
Congratulations on the featured blog.

A fine read and well worthy of it. It is far too long since I was in Berlin and never got to see this. I really must return soon.
Posted on: Jun 24, 2017
HORSCHECK says:
Mickey, congrats on your featured blog. Well done.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2017
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Building across from Schloss Charl…
Building across from Schloss Char…
Schloss Charlottenburg
Schloss Charlottenburg
Road leading down to the castle
Road leading down to the castle
House on the corner of the street
House on the corner of the street
Statue
Statue
The Castle
The Castle
Greek statue at the gate to the ca…
Greek statue at the gate to the c…
The Castle
The Castle
Golden hall
Golden hall
The ceiling
The ceiling
The windows to the garden
The windows to the garden
The big hall
The big hall
The ceiling
The ceiling
The golden ceiling
The golden ceiling
The golden decorations in the hall
The golden decorations in the hall
The golden decorations
The golden decorations
The gold in the corner
The gold in the corner
Paintings above the fireplace
Paintings above the fireplace
Painting and door
Painting and door
Chandelier
Chandelier
Gobolins
Gobolins
Stove
Stove
Bedroom
Bedroom
Corner of the room
Corner of the room
Another fireplace
Another fireplace
Door
Door
Room with special carpet
Room with special carpet
The ceiling
The ceiling
The room
The room
The roof
The roof
Bedroom
Bedroom
Elephant
Elephant
Camel
Camel
Golden
Golden
China
China
China
China
China
China
Crowns
Crowns
The royal crown
The royal crown
The sceptre
The sceptre
Sword
Sword
Close up of the sword
Close up of the sword
Medal
Medal
Sword up close
Sword up close
Jewlery
Jewlery
Room with paintings
Room with paintings
Paintings in the room
Paintings in the room
Hallway
Hallway
Ceiling
Ceiling
Long hallway of the libary
Long hallway of the libary
Bookshefles
Bookshefles
The libary
The libary
Table
Table
The decoration on the bottom of th…
The decoration on the bottom of t…
Little room
Little room
Bülow the Prussian general at Wat…
Bülow the Prussian general at Wa…
Napoleon
Napoleon
Napoleon
Napoleon
Neuer Pavilion
Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
Inside Neuer Pavilion
The backside of the castle
The backside of the castle
The backside of the castle
The backside of the castle
The garden behind the castle
The garden behind the castle
The garden
The garden
The garden
The garden
Lake in the garden
Lake in the garden
Statues in the garden
Statues in the garden
Statue in the garden
Statue in the garden
The castle
The castle
Bridge in the garden
Bridge in the garden
Duck
Duck
Trees
Trees
Dead tree
Dead tree
The castle
The castle
The Belvedere
The Belvedere
Statue
Statue
The top of Belvedere
The top of Belvedere
Belvedere
Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
China inside Belvedere
Maosuleum
Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
Inside the Maosuleum
The burried nobility
The burried nobility
Building in the garden
Building in the garden
Orangerie at the castle
Orangerie at the castle
The small orangerie
The small orangerie
The small orangerie
The small orangerie
The large orangerie
The large orangerie
The large orangerie
The large orangerie
The street outside the castle
The street outside the castle
Auf wiedersehen Schloss Charlotten…
Auf wiedersehen Schloss Charlotte…
Street across from the castle
Street across from the castle
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