In August, Rafael’s friend from Brazil, Lucas, came to visit and stayed with us for two weeks. We did a lot of cool things together…tourism, sightseeing, visited museums and two close cities to Berlin. It took a little while to download and gather all the pictures that we took at the time, but finally here they are!
We went to visit Charlottenburg Palace, its the largest palace in Berlin, and it was build in the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. The original palace was commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, wife of Friedrich III (who crowned himself King Friedrich I of Prussia). The original name of the palace was Lietzenburg, but after Sophie Charlotte’s death, Friedrich named the palace and its estate Charlottenburg in her memory. Since then, the palace was expanded by the family and also damaged during World War II. We visited the palace on a random Monday, but it was closed for visitation and another part for restoration, so we just saw the exterior part and the beautiful garden, but it was totally worth it. It’s a very nice place to spend a sunny afternoon with a book by the pond in the company of ducks. 🙂