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Audio Tour and Concert at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

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Key Highlights

  • Make sure of your seat at these very popular concerts
  • Discover the glories of Charlottenburg Palace on an informative audio tour
  • Listen to musical masterpieces from the time of Frederick the Great
  • Hear renowned Berlin musicians playing Bach, Handel, Mozart and more
  • Choice of four different categories of ticket
  • VIP tickets include a glass of Champagne during intermission
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jan – 31 Mar: Saturday
    01 Apr - 30 Apr: Friday & Saturday
    01 May - 30 Jun: Wednesday & Saturday
    01 Jul - 22 Nov: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    23 Nov - 31 Dec: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    Palace Tour: Approx 1 hour
    Concert: Approx 2 hours

    Start time

    Palace Tour with audioguide: 10:00am to 6:00pm (5:00pm in winters)
    Entry to the concert hall: 7:30pm
    Concert begins: 8:00pm
    Concert ends: 9:45pm
    Duration: Palace Tour: Approx 1 hour
    Concert: Approx 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin. You have to exchange your vouchers for the tickets before the beginning of your 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

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Travel back to the heyday of the Prussian Empire when you tour the gorgeous Charlottenburg Palace and attend one of the famous concerts in the Great Orangery.

    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.

    Your ticket also gives admission to one of the popular concerts in the Great Orangery at Palace. These delightful events feature music of the 17th and 18th centuries played by the Berlin Residence Orchestra. To make the atmosphere even more authentic, the musicians and soloists are all dressed in period costumes.

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


    Take a journey back into the 18th century when you enjoy the Palace Tour and the Berlin Residence Concert experience. You will need to make your own way to the Palace at Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin. On arrival you should exchange your booking vouchers for your tickets 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.

    You must take the tour at Charlottenburg Palace on the same day as you attend the concert atthe Great Orangery. 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 delightful Baroque concert in the delightful surroundings of Charlottenburg’s Great Orangery. The Berlin Residence Orchestra offers four concert ticket categories, namely:

    VIP (front row of auditorium):
    Category A: Front section
    Category B: Middle section
    Category C: Rear section

    VIP guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne during the interval.

    To help recreate the atmosphere of King Frederick’s court, the musicians will be dressed in 18th century costumes.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 concert lasts approximately 2 hours and at the end you will need to make your own way back to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Audioguides are available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
    • 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
    • Glass of Champagne (VIP Tickets only)


    • Transportation
    • Dinner
    • Cloakroom
    • Beverages during the intermission
    • Cloakroom(euro 1.00) and programme document(euro 3.50)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    You have to 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 - 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!

    We recommend that you begin your tour by 3:30pm during the winter and by 4:30pm during the summer.

    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

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