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.
Park Babelsberg 10
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Alt Nowawes"
A limited number of parking spaces is available in the vicinity of the palace.
Babelsberg Palace is currently closed due to major renovations being carried out in the context of the “Master Plan.”
360 degree panorama
Dance hall in Babelsberg Palace
© Reinhardt & Sommer