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This is a view of the middle section of Charlottenburg Palace in the north-west of Berlin - seen from the wonderful park there.

The construction of the castle was begun in 1695 as a small summer castle but already in 1701 when Friedrich I was crowned king in Prussia he and his wife Sophie Charlotte started to enlarge it to a grand palace. After the death of the queen in 1705 it was called Charlottenburg and from 1709 to 1712 it was enlargened once more and today the castle is more than 500 meters long.
In the World War II the palace was severely damaged. After 1945 it was rebuilt and functions now as a museum.

The park was designed as a French baroque garden with wonderful symmetric beds. It passes into a near to nature English landscape garden with great trees, especially oaks, and ponds. Today it is a very popular recreation area for the surrounding quarters of Berlin.

In the workshop you can see other pictures of this castle.


Using the map view function at the left, you can see the marker showing my point of view. You can zoom in (please click several times at +) to the wonderful castle with its park.

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