Babelsberg Palace

Emperor William I’s Summer Residence

Closed until further notice

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

Open during exhibitions and special events. If exhibitions and events are taking place, you will find them here (Please note: This content is only available in German.)

Overview of opening hours and holidays »


SPSG | Visitor Information
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
Closed Mondays

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


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