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.
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.
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!