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Audio Tour, Candlelit Dinner and Concert at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

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Highlights

  • A magical experience and a ′must do′ in Berlin
  • Make sure of your seat at these very popular concerts
  • Enjoy an exquisite candle-lit dinner in the stunning Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace
  • Discover the glories of Charlottenburg Palace on an informative audio tour
  • Listen to musical masterpieces from the time of Frederick the Great
  • Choice of four different categories of ticket
  • VIP tickets include a glass of Champagne during intermission

Overview

Experience the elegance and grandeur of the Old Prussian Empire when you dine in style at the gorgeous Charlottenburg Palace and attend one of the famous concerts in the Great Orangery. A tour of the sumptuous Palace interiors is also included.

Built by King Friedrich I in 1699 as a summer palace for his wife Sophie Charlotte, Charlottenburg is not only the oldest, but also the largest Prussian palace in Berlin. The Baroque-era building is renowned for its lavish furnishings and its magnificent collection of 18th century French paintings.

With an informative audio-guide, in a choice of six languages, you can explore the splendid interiors and enjoy the ornate decor and stunning artworks.

In the evening, enjoy a magnificent three course candlelit dinner in the enchanting setting of the Great Orangery. After the delectable meal, relax and listen to music from the 17th and 18th centuries including works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi. To make the atmosphere even more authentic, the musicians and soloists are all dressed in period costume.

Tickets for these concerts regularly sell out well in advance. Book online and make sure of your seat to enjoy this stunning Berlin experience.

Itinerary

Step back in time to a more gracious age when you enjoy the Palace Tour, Dinner & Concert experience. To enjoy this package you will need to make your own way to the Palace at Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin. You have to exchange your booking vouchers for all the tickets before the beginning of your Palace Tour at the office at the Small Orangery, Spandauer Damm 22-24, 14059 Berlin.

The Palace Tour (approx 1 hour) is available from 1000h (10:00am) to 1700h (5:00pm), so you can pick a time to suit your schedule.

You must take the palace tour on the same day as you attend the Berlin Residence Concert. It is recommended that from November to March you start the tour at the latest at 1600h (4:00pm) and from April to October at the latest at 1700h (5:00pm).The concert performance begins at 2030h (8:30pm).

Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin.The magnificent building is surrounded by glorious gardens showcasing various architectural styles. The building was in its heyday in the 18th century under the Prussian King Frederick the Great who was an enthusiastic patron of the arts.

Your self-guided Palace Tour is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Japanese language options. Armed with an audio-guide you will be able to explore the splendidly furnished chambers and ballrooms with exclusive art collections.

In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and delightful Baroque concert at the Great Orangery. On arrival, you will be greeted by a royal Master of Ceremonies, who will guide you through the event. To start off the festivities, an exquisite three-course dinner inspired by the tastes of the Prussian monarchs will be served in the Great Orangery, a baroque architectural jewel.(For sample menu please see Additional Information on this website.)

After a romantic dinner, illuminated by hundreds of candles, the Berlin Residence Orchestra, its members and vocal soloists, dressed in period costumes, will perform masterpieces of the Baroque and early classical period. You will be treated to compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi. Works by Frederick the Great himself and his court composer complete the musical experience.

The Berlin Residence Orchestra offers four concert ticket categories, namely: VIP (front row), A, B, and C. VIP guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne during the interval.

The concert lasts approximately 2 hours and at the end you will need to make your own way back to your accommodation.

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Reviews

It was a lovely evening to share with friends. The only thing is that there is no choice for the main course. I ended up eating only veggie side dish. The food was extremely... Jessie Jenay Chen

This was a very pleasant addition to our Berlin itinerary. The audio tour of the palace was very good but we found that more than an hour was needed before the dinner to allow... Julie M Walpole

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 30 Apr: Wednesday & Saturday
01 May - 31 May: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Jun - 30 Jun: Wednesday & Saturday
01 July – 30 Sep: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
01 Oct - 30 Nov: Wednesday & Saturday
01 Dec - 20 Dec: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Palace Tour: 1000h (10:00am) - 1700h (5:00pm)
Arrive for Dinner: 1730h (5:30pm)
Concert starts: 2030h (8:30pm)
Duration: 5 hours (Including; Palace tour: Approx 1 hour; Dinner: approx 2 hours; Concert: approx 2 hours)

Meeting point

Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin. Please exchange your vouchers for your tickets before the beginning of the Palace Tour at the office at the Small Orangery (Spandauer Damm 22-24, 14059 Berlin).
The office is open at 0900h (09:00am) - 1800h (6:00pm) Mondays to Saturdays

Ending point

Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace

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Inclusions

  • Self-guided Palace Tour – audio-guide in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, or Italian
  • Concert ticket: Choose one of four categories
  • VIP: Front row of auditorium
  • Category A: Front section of auditorium
  • Category B: Middle section of auditorium
  • Category C: Rear section of auditorium
  • 3-course dinner (vegetarian option available)
  • English-speaking Master of Ceremonies
  • Glass of Champagne (VIP Tickets only)

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Cloakroom
  • Beverages during the dinner and the intermission
  • Cloakroom(euro 1.00) and programme document(euro 3.50)

Do/Dont's

Why do not dress up for this elegant occasion!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Please exchange your vouchers for all the tickets Before the beginning of the Palace Tour at the office at the Small Orangery at Charlottenburg Palace (Spandauer Damm 22-24, 14059 Berlin).The office is open at 0900h (09:00am) - 1800h (6:00pm) Mondays to Saturdays.

The children aged from 3 years to 12 years get 50 % discount, but if they book also the dinner they only get a half portion!

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • The Berlin Residence Orchestra
  • The Berlin Residence Orchestra was formed exclusively for the concert series at the Great Orangery Charlottenburg Palace. All members of the ensemble are highly professional and respected musicians from Berlin showing a deep understanding of late Baroque music and the classical period as well a true passion for its interpretation. Endowed with great empathy for the music as well a high level of musical homogeneity, the orchestra presents the most outstanding works of this remarkable era to today’s audience.
  • The program features highlights of the music of the 17th and 18th century, featuring works by musical geniuses such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friedrich Händel, as well as the compositionally gifted King Frederick II and the incomparable Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Dinner Menu:
  • The dinner menu at The Orangery changes with the seasons, but here is a sample:
  • Cream of black salsify with smoked duck breast and puff pastry
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  • Tender braised local pork short rib with rosemary, served with glazed turnips and polenta cake
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  • Chocolate and chestnut terrine with cranberry sauce
  • Vegetarian Menu:
  • Cream of black salsify and puff pastry
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  • Honey glazed pumpkin on polenta cake and turnips
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  • White chocolate and chestnut terrine with cranberry sauce
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  • "Special Evening" It was a lovely evening to share with friends. The only thing is that there is no choice for the main course. I ended up eating only veggie side dish. The food was extremely...
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