Travel to Berlin
Day 3 Schloss Charlottenburg, Tiergarten
Schloss Charlottenburg: Charlottenburg Palace (built between 1695 and 1699) is a Baroque-style building, commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, wife of Prince Friedrich III. In 1712 an extension was made in which the dome was added. Inside the castle highlights the amber room. Friedrich II in 1740 made a further extension in the Rococo style and emerged a new hall. The current form of the castle was after the conclusion of the theater under the rule of Friedrich Wilhelm.
The castle was badly damaged in parts as a result of the Second World War. From 1945 he was again raised and today is used as a museum in which are showed the room of Frederick the Great, insignia of Frederick I and his wife, porcelain and lots of paintings. In the courtyard of the palace there is a large equestrian statue of Friedrich Wilhelm I. South of the palace there are two other museums, the Museum Bröhan, which contains art nouveau and art deco, and the Sammlung Berggruen, which houses modern art, including works by Picasso and Klee.
The royal garden began to be designed and builded from 1697 in French Baroque style 1697 and continued in 1788, making it as an English landscape garden. After the great destruction of the Second World War, in 2001 was carried out to restore of the garden in a Baroque style. The garden also includes several buildings: the tea house Belvedere, built in 1788, the new pavilion which was built in 1825 as a Neapolitan villa and mausoleum for Queen Luise in 1810. The garden includes a pond.
located in the city center (Mitte), is the most important park in Berlin. With its 210 hectares is one of the green lungs of the city. Surrounded by some of the most emblematic buildings: the Brandenburg Gate ono the east rim, the Reichstag to the north, the Potsdamer Platz to the south and the Bellevue Palace to the west. Inside you will find some attractions like the zoo, the Victory Column, the auditorium of the Berliner Philharmonie and the Carillon.
The Victory Column (Siegessäule), 69 meters high, was built to commemorate Prussia´s victory against Denmark in the Danish-Prussian War in 1864. You can get up to a lookout throught a spiral staircase of 285 steps. At the top of the column is the golden statue of Nike. Very close to this column is the Bellevue Palace, the residence of the president of Germany. Built in 1786 as a summer residence in neoclassical style. Also highlighs in the park the Berlin Zoo (Zoologischer Garten), one of the largest zoos in Germany and presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.