Hours of Operation: Schloss Charlottenburg is open Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00 – 17:00 (the new wing is open from 10:00 – 17:00) from April to October. From November to March, the palace is open from 11:00 – 17:00. Note that Schloss Charlottenburg is closed Mondays.
Admission: Old Palace, €10; New wing €6 (admission includes audio guide).
Get There: Schloss Charlottenburg can be reached via the S-Bahn and U-Bahn subway lines. When taking the S-Bahn, take route S42, or S46, exiting at Westend station. U-Bahn riders should take route U7 and exit at Richard-Wagner Platz. From both stations, it’s a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride. If you decide on taking the bus, look for #309, or M45 going to Schloss Charlottenburg, or #109 or M45 for Luisenplatz/Schloss Charlottenburg.
Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest palace in Berlin, an 18th-century baroque structure that was originally constructed as the summer home for Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Elector Frederick III who became the first Prussian king. The splendid interiors are festooned with art masterpieces, while the surrounding gardens contain a mausoleum, pavilion and the Belvedere, which houses the porcelain museum.