This beautiful Baroque palace was built in 1695 by King Friedrich Wilhelm I as a summer residence for his beloved wife, Queen... More
This beautiful Baroque palace was built in 1695 by King Friedrich Wilhelm I as a summer residence for his beloved wife, Queen Sophie Charlotte. Hidden away in the lush Royal Gardens are several smaller buildings: the ornate rococo Belvedere, containing an impressive collection of porcelain, and the Schinkel Pavilion which houses drawings, paintings, sculptures, furniture and porcelain by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. You can also see the neoclassical Mausoleum containing the tombs of Queen Louise, King Friedrich Wilhelm III, Emperor Wilhelm I and Empress Augusta.
Nice way to spend a rainy, winter day indoors. The New Wing is beautiful, and there are English capabilities, but the old part now houses the silver and porcelain and it is all in German. Plus the old wing was never restored and not as beautiful as the new wing. Mosoleum is closed in the winter, but the gardens and tea house were nice.