Group Offers Charlottenhof Palace
Charlottenhof Palace is considered one of the masterworks of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. This reflects both the exterior design as well as the interior decoration, which is largely preserved. The small, Italianesque palace was built in 1826–29 as the summer residence of the crown prince and later king, Frederick William IV.
The palace is erected on a rectangular ground plan that is perfectly aligned from north to south, although emphasis is placed on the axis leading from west to east. The representative, Mayn interiors of the palace that lie along this axis, the vestibule and dining hall, tower up over the building structure – and are consequently joined by their own saddleback roof – while architecturally projecting forward from the façade.
The east-west axis carried out in architecture is continued in the garden landscape by the Rose Garden laid out to the east after 1835, and with the Poet’s Grove (Dichterhain) and the linked Hippodrome to the west. The building is embedded in a park landscape designed by Peter Joseph Lenné. Due to its intimate atmosphere, Charlottenhof is a highlight especially suited to small groups.
We offer the following group tour:
- Charlottenhof Palace and Park Sanssouci
Highlights of the guided tour: the Tent Room, Frederick William IV's Bedroom, the Dining Hall