City West & Charlottenburg attractions

Top Choice Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg

Charlottenburg Palace is one of Berlin's few sites that still reflect the one-time grandeur of the Hohenzollern clan, which ruled the region from 1415 to 1918. Originally a petite summer retreat, it grew into an exq…
Top Choice Zoo in City West & Charlottenburg

Zoo Berlin

Berlin's zoo holds a triple record as Germany's oldest (since 1844), most species-rich and most popular animal park. Top billing at the moment goes to a pair of bamboo-devouring pandas on loan from China. The menage…
Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg - Neuer Flügel

The palace’s most beautiful rooms are the flamboyant private chambers of Frederick the Great, designed in 1746 by the period's star architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. Standouts include the confection-like …
Museum in City West & Charlottenburg

Museum Berggruen

Classic modern art is the ammo of this delightful museum where Picasso is especially well represented, with paintings, drawings and sculptures from all his major creative phases. Elsewhere it’s off to Paul Klee's em…
Palace in City West & Charlottenburg

Schloss Charlottenburg - Altes Schloss

Fronted by Andreas Schlüter’s equestrian statue of the Great Elector (1699), the baroque living quarters of Friedrich I and Sophie-Charlotte are an extravaganza in stucco, brocade and overall opulence. Highlights in…
Park in City West & Charlottenburg

Schlossgarten Charlottenburg

The expansive park behind Schloss Charlottenburg is part formal French, part unruly English and all picturesque playground. Hidden among the shady paths, flower beds, lawns, mature trees and carp pond are two smalle…
Gallery in City West & Charlottenburg

C/O Berlin

Founded in 2000, C/O Berlin is the capital's most respected private, nonprofit exhibition centre for international photography and is based at the iconic Amerika Haus, which served as a United States cultural and in…
Church in City West & Charlottenburg

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

Allied bombing in 1943 left only the husk of the west tower of this once magnificent neo-Romanesque church standing. Now an antiwar memorial, it stands quiet and dignified amid the roaring traffic. Historic photogra…
Museum in City West & Charlottenburg

Museum für Fotografie

A former Prussian officers' casino now showcases the artistic legacy of Helmut Newton (1920–2004), the Berlin-born enfant terrible of fashion and lifestyle photography, with the two lower floors dedicated to his lif…
Museum in City West & Charlottenburg

Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum

Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was a famous early-20th-century artist whose social and political awareness lent a tortured power to her lithographs, graphics, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings. This four-floor exhibit i…