Discover the culture, museums and culinary highlights of Charlottenburg. From cafés to shops, sights, restaurants, bars and more, you will find boundless options for every budget with my BertaWalks App and in this case the walking tour Berlin Charlottenburg.
To make the choice a little easier for you, I have search for the hidden gems of Berlin Charlottenburg and designed a walk for you. The entire walking tour and even more crafted walking tours through Berlin can be explored in my BertaWalks App or in my BertaBerlin map for Berlin Charlottenburg. If you want to stay up to date, register for my BertaBerlin newsletter! For now I would like to introduce you to five of the twelve recommendations of my walking tour through Charlottenburg, Berlin.
Breakfast in Charlottenburg
For a small breakfast, the trattoria Centro Italia in Berlin Charlottenburg offers you the best Italian delicatessen. You can also just refresh yourself with an espresso, order an antipasti plate and enjoy a piece of torta.
Sophie-Charlotten-Straße 9–10, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg), www.centro-italia.de, Station: S41, S42, S46 Westend
The oldest business school in the world
ESCP Business School was founded in 1819, which makes it the oldest business school in the world. The school has chosen to teach responsible leadership, open to the world and based on European multiculturalism. Six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw are the stepping-stones that allow students to experience this European approach to management.
Heubnerweg 8–10, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg), www.escp.eu/berlin, Station: S41, S42, S46 Westend
Beautiful baroque Garden
Berlin's largest palace is a multi-faceted scene of royal garden art that wants to snatch and inspire its visitors from the hustle and bustle of the capital. It was built in 1695 by the wise and cosmopolitan Elector Sophie Charlotte. Today, the walk in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens leads through more than 300 years of gardening history. Take in the sights (and smells) by indulging in a lakeside stroll through the Baroque Gardens. The Mausoleum, to the south-west of the Belvedere, houses the tomb of lady consort Luise when she died on 19 July 1810. The summer pavilion for Frederick William III re-opened as a museum. Apart from the royal quarters, visitors will find paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Blechen, Schinkel and Eduard Gärtner. There is also a meadow with goats in the middle of the garden, which is quite calming to watch.
Spandauer Damm 10–22, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg), Station: S41, S42, S46 Westend, pic by Wolfgang Pfauder
Memorial of Friedrich Wilhelm
The horseman statue commemorates the Brandenburg Elector Friedrich Wilhelm and is one of the most important works of baroque sculpture. Begun in 1696 by Andreas Schlüter and cast in bronze by Johann Jacobi in 1700, it was erected in 1703 on the Long Bridge at the Berlin Palace. After the Second World War, it was repositioned in the Court of Honour of Charlottenburg Palace in 1952. It depicts the Great Elector sitting on his striding horse in half-Roman dress, half in the style of his time. The four slaves at the corners of the pedestal contrast with the sublimity of the Elector. They represent the Great Elector's enemies.
Spandauer Damm 10–22, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg), Station: S41, S42, S46 Westend
Backyard of the Berggruen Museum
Paintings of Picasso, Klee, Matisse and many more found their home in the Berggruen Museum to the once private art collection of patron, Heinz Berggruen. Discover almost 200 impressive works. Guided tours take (normally) place on Sunday at 15:00. They also offer audio guides in English and a reduced admission for students (6 Euro). I also highly recommend to visit the backyard of the museum. They have a beautiful garden with art in the back of the museum. Here you can sit on a bench and relax.
Schlossstraße 1, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg), www.smb.museum, Station: S41, S42, S46 Westend
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