For all the travelers who are heading to visit foreign countries in order to dive into a new culture and history, Germany prepared its priceless attractions. Today we are attending the fabulous Charlottenburg Palace.
The Survived Pearl of West Berlin
One of the truly unique attractions is located in West Berlin. It’s so valuable and exceptional as it managed to survive the horrible World War II. It’s not just a single palace, it’s a marvelous palace and park complex Schloss Charlottenburg including the XVII century castle and gardens along the bank of the river. Formerly, it was the Imperial residence which time treated kindly and it now demonstrates its beauty to present generations.
You can’t really say that war didn’t leave any marks on this architectural masterpiece. The construction was strongly damaged during the military operations, but thanks to the remaining blueprints it was reconstructed during the post-war period. Nowadays, it’s a grandiose palace-museum which is priceless not only for Germany but for the whole world. Annually, Charlottenburg Palace is visited by millions of tourists from all parts of the planet.
Centuries-old history of Charlottenburg Palace
The founder of such an elegance was the Elector of Brandenburg, Friedrich I, who was building the castle precisely for his beloved wife Sophie Charlotte. Initially, it had to be a summer residence. The beginning of the construction was founded in 1695, and the central building and the park were finished in 1699.
At first, the castle was named Lützenburg. Afterward, when Friedrich mounted the throne, the palace was enhanced. It was done precisely to meet the high status of the Prussian Queen. The famous Amber Room initially served as a beautification of the castle. Later on, it was presented to the Great Peter I.
After Charlotte had passed away, Friedrich who was infinitely in love with his wife, decided to perpetuate her memory in a form of the castle. That’s why after such a tragic event the building of the palace was resumed. Unfortunately, Charlottenburg Palace lost its value right after Friedrich’s death. The final construction was not abandoned. People continued taking care of it and supporting it in a decent condition till Frederick the Great II, the grandson of Sophie mounted the Prussian throne. It was love at first sight, and he turned this place into his residence. During his reign, the castle acquired a flanker and a greenhouse.
Its current look Charlottenburg Palace obtained during the rule of King Friedrich Wilhelm II. Since that time, practically nothing has changed.
If you want to continue your introduction to the governing buildings of the city, you can attend the Rotes Rathaus, which is occupied by the governing mayor and the Senate of Berlin.
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