by adeline talbot

How many times have I written about Berlin?  Okay, I'll admit it--several times--but that's only because it is one of my favorite cities in all the world.  I find it wonderfully rewarding in many ways including that there are innumerable sites.  

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I am beginning to know the city well and yet there are still important and entrancing sites that I have yet to visit.  Charlottenburg Palace is a rather extraordinary case in point. It is more than a 'mere' palace.  Designed, built and expanded during the reigns of a number of Prussian monarchs beginning with the eponymous Queen Charlotte in 1695, the palace includes outstanding examples of German Baroque and Rococo design.

Befitting a royal residence Charlottenburg Palace also has vast grounds featuring a variety of landscape styles.  These include formal gardens in the Baroque style, more informal gardens in the English style as well as woodlands and waterscapes.  There are a number of noted ancillary buildings scattered throughout the complex including the Belvedere and the Royal Mausoleum.

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What can I say?  One more reason to go, n'est pas?  Or should that be ist nicht?

And we are--October 9th through the 15th, 2016.  Early Bird Info folks will be getting a peek at this itinerary momentarily...the rest of you may have to wait but only for a couple of weeks.  Itinerary goes up on the website on January 12th.

In the meantime--Happy New Year to us all!