Friday, October 22, 2010

Festival of Lights - Charlottenburg Palace

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Between 1695 and 1699, the Elector of Brandenburg, Kurfürst Frederick III, who would later in 1701 become the first Prussian King (as Frederick I), built Lietzenburg Palace as a summer residence for his beloved wife, Sophie Charlotte. After her death in 1705, Frederick renamed it Charlottenburg in her memory. Despite being badly damaged in World War II air raids, the Palace’s unique 18th century features can still be seen today. After the war, the palace, along with many of the buildings in the vicinity, was reconstructed and now boasts a number of museums and exhibitions which serve to make it one of Berlin’s cultural centers.



1 comment:

  1. i think Sophie must have been a very lucky woman, who got this beautiful place!:)