Wednesday, May 15, 2013
CHARLOTTENBURG PALACE - BERLIN, GERMANY
Charlottenburg Palace is the largest and most important remaining Hohenzollern residence in Berlin. The magnificent palace complex is surrounded by a unique baroque garden that merges into a landscaped park. The Palace and gardens was originally built as a summer residence for the Prussian Queen, Sophie Charolette, and were expanded by subsequent rulers. The cupola of Charlottenburg Palace is one of Berlin's emblems. The Palace oldest sections dates 1695-1713. Frederick the Great had the new wing built from 1740-42.