WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE FOR THE PRUSSIAN ROYALS?
For just one night, leave behind humdrum reality and live it up like a king or queen. Charlottenburg Palace, the opulent summer dwellings of Prussia’s Hohenzollern royal family, hosts regular dinners and concerts drenched in baroque grandeur. Start by exploring the grand rooms of the palace, enjoy a candlelit three-course dinner in the former theater, then take in a classical concert performed by the Berlin
Residence Orchestra in authentic period costumes (www.residenz konzerte. berlin). To experience more about how the aristocracy lived, take the S-Bahn east to Schloss Köpenick, a 17th-century palace set in the middle of the Dahme River and surrounded by English-style gardens (www.smb.museum). Inside are splendidly preserved interiors and exhibits of Renaissance and Rococo design, from tapestries to furniture.