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.
Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park
Park Babelsberg 12
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Babelsberg", "Potsdam, Alt Nowawes" + ca. 1500m Fußweg
A limited number of parking spaces is available in the vicinity of the palace.
Summer Season | May to October
|Monday - Friday:||closed|
|Saturday / Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November to April
|Monday - Sunday:||closed|
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Price : 4.00 reduced : 3.00
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge; not valid for special exhibitions; in the Belvedere Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate).
Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace.
Price : 22.00 reduced : 17.00
sanssouci+ Family Ticket
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge, not valid for special exhibitions), in the Belvedere Pfingstberg ticket owners are granted the reduced rate.
Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace. .
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 House 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
for annual ticket holders
Price : 0.00
- not wheelchair accessible
Unfortunately, exhibition spaces are not wheelchair accessible.
Unfortunately, for conservation reasons the use of baby carriages and strollers is not permitted in exhibition spaces.
Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
Unfortunately, there are no facilities for storing larger pieces of luggage or similar baggage on the premises of this historical site. We appreciate your understanding.