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Charlottenburg Palace: Berlin’s historic and artistic gem
Charlottenburg Palace, is the largest palace in Berlin, it is located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin (Germany).
The palace was the oldest residence of the Hohenzollerns. Commissioned by Queen Sophie-Charlotte (the wife of Frederick III), the palace was built, between 1695 and 1713, in the Baroque style by the architect Nering.
After the death of his wife in 1705, Frederick renamed Lietzenburg Castle and its estate to Charlottenburg in his memory.
The kings of Prussia stayed there regularly until the end of the reign of Frederick William IV in 1861.
The castle was nationalized on November 9, 1918. It was heavily damaged during World War II, which required years of reconstruction until 1966.
The castle which also houses a museum of prehistory and protohistory, was the seat of the presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany between 2004 and 2006.
Title photo: Author: rey perezoso . Source: flickr