Mausoleum in Charlottenburg Palace Park

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

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Mausoleum im Schlosspark Charlottenburg SPSG / Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder

Immediately following the death in 1810 of the beloved Queen Luise, who was highly esteemed by the people, her mausoleum (Mausoleum im Schlosspark Charlottenburg) was built according to a design by Heinrich Gentz. 
The original sandstone columned façade, presumably designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, was transferred to Peacock Island in 1828-29 and replaced by a replica made of red granite. 
The interior hall was initially intended only for the Queen's marble sarcophagus, which was erected in 1815. When Luise's husband, Frederick William III, died in 1840, the mausoleum was enlarged according to Schinkel's designs. After the deaths of Emperor William I in 1888 and his wife Augusta in 1890, the building was enlarged once again and their marble sarcophagi were placed here in 1894. 
Aside from the royal couples mentioned above, other members of the royal family were also interred in a crypt beneath the mausoleum that is not open to the public: Auguste Princess von Liegnitz (the second wife of Frederick William III), and Prince Albrecht (Luise and Frederick William III's youngest son), as well as Frederick William's heart placed at the feet of his parents.

Mausoleum in Charlottenburg Palace Park
Spandauer Damm 20-24
14059 Berlin

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Summer Season

1. April 2019 - 31. October 2019

Monday
closed
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Last entry
30 min. before closing
Winter Season

1. November 2019 - 31. March 2020

Monday - Sunday
closed
Admission price
3,00 €

Eintrittskarten am Ticket-Automaten im Mausoleum erhältlich
ACHTUNG: Automat nimmt nur Münzen, keine Scheine; keine Wechselgeldfunktion.

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