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 Schloss Charlottenburg, front view
Schloss Charlottenburg, front view

Schloss Charlottenburg is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf area of Berlin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2573x1401, 793 KB) Summary Source: from German Wikipedia [1] Fotograf: Richard Heidler Ort: Berlin Beschreibung: Schloss Charlottenburg Lizenz: Selbst fotografiert, GFDL Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Schloss Charlottenburg List of palaces ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2573x1401, 793 KB) Summary Source: from German Wikipedia [1] Fotograf: Richard Heidler Ort: Berlin Beschreibung: Schloss Charlottenburg Lizenz: Selbst fotografiert, GFDL Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Schloss Charlottenburg List of palaces ... Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough now part of Charlottenburg_Wilmersdorf. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ...

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Initially, under the name of Lietzenburg, the Schloss (palace) was constructed in the Italian Baroque style by the architect Arnold Nering commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg. After Friedrich's coronation in 1701 as King Friedrich I of Prussia and Charlotte his Queen, the palace, which was initially conceived as a summer retreat from Berlin (Sommerhaus) was expanded by the architect Eosander von Göthe into a magnificent building. After the death of his wife in 1705, Friedrich named the Schloss and the accompanying estate Charlottenburg in her memory. From 1709 to 1712 further building expansion was carried out, during which the characteristic turrets and the orangery appeared. The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... For the Baroque style in a more general sense, see Baroque. ... Sophia Charlotte of Hanover was born on October 20, 1668, at Schloss Iburg near Osnabrück. ... The Margrave of Brandenburg was one of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire created by the Golden Bull of 1356. ... A coronation is a ceremony marking the investment of a monarch with regal power through, amongst other symbolic acts, the placement of a crown upon his or her head. ... Friedrich I of Prussia, Kurfürst of Brandenburg, King in Russia (Fredrick I, July 11, 1857 -- February 25, 1913), Hohenzollern, was the first King in Prussia, reigning from January 18, 2001, until his death. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Turret (highlighted) attached to a tower on a baronial building in Scotland In architecture, a turret is a small tower that projects from the wall of a building, such as a medieval castle or baronial house. ... The Orangerieschloss built by Frederick William IV of Prussia in Potsdam in the mid-19th century, in imitation of the Italian Renaissance style Citrus trees grown in tubs and wintered under cover were a feature of Renaissance gardens, once glass-making technology enabled sufficient expanses of clear glass to be...


Inside the Charlottenburg Palace is the Bersteinzimmer (Berstein room), a room with its walls completely covered in wooden planking from Berstein, and was described as "the eighth wonder of the world." The idea was drawn up in Polish city of Danzig(Gdańsk) and Königsberg by the Masters of Bernstein Gottfried Wolffram, Ernst Schacht and Gottfried Turau from 1701 to 1709. It was designed by the architect and builder Andreas Schlüter. Motto: Nec temere, nec timide (Neither rashly nor timidly) Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta GdaÅ„ska Mayor PaweÅ‚ Adamowicz Area 262 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 460 524 (2004) - Ranked 6th 1,100,000 (Tricity) 1761/km² Founded City rights 997 1263 Latitude Longitude 54°40N 18°60... Map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad (Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian: Karaliaučius, Latin: Regiomontium) is a seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ...


After the death of Friedrich I in 1713 Charlottenburg entered a new existence under its next owner, King Friedrich Wilhelm I. He gave the Berstein Room in 1716 to Tsar Peter the Great as a present. Yet right after his death in 1740, the newly crowned King Friedrich II allowed Charlottenburg to be expanded by Georg Wenzelaus of Knobelsdorff, whereupon east of the palace rose the New Wing. Subsequently, Friedrich's interest in Charlottenburg was extinguished. However, this was to the benefit of the 1747 completion of Schloss Sanssouci at Potsdam. Frederick William I of Prussia (in German: Friedrich Wilhelm I), of the House of Hohenzollern, (August 14, 1688 - May 31, 1740), often known as the Soldier-King and considered an Enlightened Despot, reigned as King in Prussia (1713 - 1740). ... Tsar (Bulgarian цар, Russian царь, Serbian цар) ▶(?); often spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the Bulgarian Empire in 913-1396/1422 and 1908-1946, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to... Portrait of Peter by Paul Delaroche Peter I (Russian: ) (10 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672– 28 January 1725 O.S.] ) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... This article is about Frederick II of Brandenburg. ... Sanssouci Sanssouci (French without cares) is the Palace and surrounding Park built in Potsdam, Germany by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. ... (This article is about the German city of Potsdam. ...


The palace was in its best finished form under Friedrich Wilhelm II with the completion of the western palace theatre and the small orangery of Carl Gotthard Langhans.


Palace grounds

 Gardens of Charlottenburg Palace
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Gardens of Charlottenburg Palace

The grounds were laid out at the end of the 17th century by Simeon Godeau in the French style of André Le Notre, and at the end of the 18th century part of the parterre was transformed partly into an English landscape garden. In the palace grounds can be found the 1788 Belvedere teahouse by Lanhans, the 1824/25 Neapolitan villa styled New Pavillion and the 1810 mausoleum built for Queen Luise. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4777x1065, 2119 KB) Beschreibung Schloss Charlottenburg Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Charlottenburg Palace ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4777x1065, 2119 KB) Beschreibung Schloss Charlottenburg Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Charlottenburg Palace ... Painting of André Le Nôtre by Carlo Maratti André Le Nôtre (March 12, 1613 - September 15, 1700) was a landscape architect and the gardener of king Louis XIV of France from 1645 to 1700. ... A parterre is a formal garden construction on a level surface consisting of planting beds, edged in stone or tightly clipped hedging and gravel paths arranged to form a pleasing pattern. ...


Modern uses

In the Second World War, the palace was very severely damaged. After 1945 it was rebuilt and functions now as a museum (also as a worthy sight-seeing destination). In the one-time theatre can be found the museum for pre- and early history, and in the small orangery a restaurant. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The palace park as a large, well-laid out park still serves as a recreational town park for the nearby sparsely populated Charlottenburger Altstadt (old town of Charlottenburg). However, there are plans to create an entry fee for the park.


Since 2004 Charlottenburg Palace has been temporarily the seat of the President, whilst Bellevue Palace is being renovated. Schloss Bellevue Bellevue Palace (German: Schloss Bellevue) is a château north of the Tiergarten park in Berlin. ...


External links

  • Charlottenburg Palace on the website of the Foundation of Prussian Palaces and Gardens

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Charlottenburg Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (473 words)
Schloss Charlottenburg is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf area of Berlin.
Initially, under the name of Lietzenburg, the Schloss (palace) was constructed in the Italian Baroque style by the architect Arnold Nering commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg.
Yet right after his death in 1740, the newly crowned King Friedrich II allowed Charlottenburg to be expanded by Georg Wenzelaus of Knobelsdorff, whereupon east of the palace rose the New Wing.
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