Babelsberg Palace

Emperor William I’s Summer Residence

Please note: Restoration works

Babelsberg Palace is currently closed to visitors due to upcoming renovation work.

Babelsberg Palace was built in 1833 as a summer residence for Crown Prince William – later Emperor William I. Karl Friedrich Schinkel drafted plans for a palace in a neo-Gothic style while drawing inspiration from English Tudor architecture.

The architects Ludwig Persius and Johann Heinrich Strack later modified Schinkel’s concept during the palace’s expansion. The original interior décor has been partially preserved, and also exhibits a predominantly neo-Gothic style.

Peter Joseph Lenné and Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau modeled the expansive Babelsberg Park on English landscape gardens.


Babelsberg Palace
Park Babelsberg 10
14482 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Alt Nowawes"

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A limited number of parking spaces is available in the vicinity of the palace.

Opening Hours

Babelsberg Palace is currently closed due to major renovations being carried out in the context of the “Master Plan.”

Overview of opening hours and holidays »


SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200


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