Babelsberg Palace

Emperor William I’s Summer Residence

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.

Please note: Restoration works

Due to renovations of the interiors Babelsberg Palace is currently closed to visitors.

Attention: Parking areas in Babelsberg closed

Due to acute danger of breaking off branches areas in the heights of the park Babelsberg are closed until further notice.
Please note the closures and signs and use only the approved for the visitors and cyclists ways!


Babelsberg Palace
Park Babelsberg 10
14482 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Alt Nowawes"

vbb-online | Timetable information »


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.”

Contact & Booking

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)
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200

Jörg Kirschstein

Schloss Babelsberg
Park Babelsberg 10
14482 Potsdam
Tel.: 0331.96 94-249


In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Cafe Kleines Schloss Babelsberg