Babelsberg Park

Gerichtslaube im Park Babelsberg,©SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz
Schloss Babelsberg,©SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz
Babelsberg Park, ©SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz
Park Babelsberg, ©SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz
Kleines Schloss im Park Babelsberg ©SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz

"Peter Joseph Lenné and Karl Friedrich Schinkel did an excellent job of turning Babelsberg Palace and Park – the summer residence of Emperor Wilhelm I – into an impressive eastern boundary to the Potsdam cultural landscape.

Started by Peter Joseph Lenné, the park extends over several hills. From 1843 onwards, Hermann Fürst Pückler-Muskau continued the planning of the landscape garden based on Lenné's system of paths. Aquatic features are integrated into the park: these were reconstructed in 2016. In total there are five fountains, three waterfalls, a stream with a fountain, the Wilhelmbecken basin and the so-called “Schwarzes Meer” (“Black Sea”). The park is dominated by Flatow Tower, which was built in the middle of the 19th century and is modelled on Eschenheimer Tor in Frankfurt am Main. From the park you have a wonderful view of Glienicke Palace Park and Glienicke Bridge, which became famous as place where spies from the east and west were exchanged.

Babelsberg Palace is currently only accessible for special events due to renovation work on the interior.

The park is open daily all year round from 8 a.m. until dusk."

 Getting there:

by bicycle (a service of komoot GmbH)
by public transport (a service of VBB)
by train (a service of Bahn AG)
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