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Charlottenburg, a Prussian town on the Spree, four miles west of Berlin, and connected with it by a fine promenade. It is a favourite resort of the inhabitants of Berlin, and in the mausoleum in the castle grounds are buried Frederick William III. and his wife, and their son, the Emperor William I., and the Emperor Frederick. The castle was built in 1696 for the Electress Sophia Charlotte, after whom the town was called. There are spinning-mills, breweries, and distilleries, and oil factories, and there is an artillery and engineering school, and a royal institute of glass painting.