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Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

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Taking the train back to Dresden was a lot easier than getting to Dresden but there were still a few hick ups. Instead of dropping me off at my proper destination in downtown Berlin, the train dropped me off at another train station to which I had no idea where it was on the map. I thought I had another stop to go, when all of a sudden, the conductors were kicking everyone off the train at some other Berlin station, I was a little panicked. So now that I was stranded at some random train station it took me a while to figure out where exactly I was. I more less just bought a ticket and hopped on the transit system and hoped for the best. I got lucky because the train I took was heading downtown in the direction I wanted to go. Plus it was easer to find the station on my map once I figured out my future stops on that line.DSC06488.JPGDSC06486.JPGDSC06487.JPGDSC06489.JPGDSC06490.JPGDSC06491.JPGDSC06492.JPGDSC06493.JPG93845c30-ff5c-11e9-a7a8-4f0577f55c05.JPGDSC06398.JPGDSC06497.JPGDSC06496.JPGDSC06495.JPG9c083b10-ff5c-11e9-a7a8-4f0577f55c05.JPG

Once I found my hotel, I dropped my gear and went on a long "walk about" to Schloss Charlottenburg. Schloss Charlottenburg was about a six mile walk through the city on the other side of town in which I walked through Tiergarten. So I go a lot of exercise and got to see some pretty cool things along the way. Apparently, Schloss Charlottenburg was the summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, wife of Elector Friedrich III. Construction on the Palace began in 1695 with major extension in 1701, 1713 and 1740 and 1746. This Palace was pretty cool in general. It is obviously large and pretty ornate. Most of the rooms were pretty spectacular. I also really liked the Scholosspark that was situated behind the Palace. This park is a Baroque garden with rivers and lakes and even penned in sheep. There was even a smaller palace getaway on the other side of the garden called the Belvedere that was used as a summer residence which at one point served as a tea pavilion.

Posted by DC Dave 06:39 Archived in Germany

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