Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park

Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park was erected in the mid-19th century, modeled on the medieval tower at Eschenheimer Gate in Frankfurt am Main. Emperor William I thus continued the Potsdam architectural tradition of situating lookout buildings at elevated sites.

Visitors to the Babelsberg Park landmark, quite visible from afar, can enjoy not only the tower interiors with some original décor, but also an incomparable view. Looking out from inside, different sections and perspectives of the park unfold as one’s vantage point rises. The upper platform around the tower circumference offers an impressive panorama of the city and the park landscape.

The tower was named after the Flatow estate, a property in West Prussia belonging to Prince William that produced the revenue to fund its construction. The 46-meter high, neo-Gothic-style outlook tower is surrounded by a star-shaped moat. An originally existing drawbridge no longer survives. The imperial couple used the tower both for brief stays and for objects stemming from their individual passions for collecting.

Address

Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park
Park Babelsberg 12
14482 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze:

An der Parkbrücke und am Mühlentor.

Opening Hours

November – April

Valid 01.11.2017 - 30.04.2018
Monday - Sunday: closed

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Price: 4.00 € reduced: 3.00 €

sanssouci+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitions, although some exceptions may apply). On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online (plus 2 euros service charge).

Price: 19.00 € reduced: 14.00 €

sanssouci+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitionss although some exceptions apply.) Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price: 49.00 €

Potsdam Family Tickets

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, except Sanssouci Palace. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger). On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price: 25.00 €

Annual Pass for the Palaces

Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow Palace, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.

Price: 60.00 € reduced: 40.00 €

Photo Permit for the Palaces

Valid for one day for all palaces.
Only for private use. Not for publication.
No flash, no tripods.

Price: 3.00 €

Contact & Booking

SPSG | Visitor's Information
info(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200

Jörg Kirschstein

Schlossbereichsleiter
Flatowturm
Park Babelsberg 12
14482 Potsdam
Tel.: 0331.96 94-249

Accessibility

Unfortunately, exhibition spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

Unfortunately, for conservation reasons the use of baby carriages and strollers is not permitted in exhibition spaces.

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Kleines Schloss – Cafe & Eventlocation im Park Babelsberg