Coach Parking Area | Babelsberg Park
Flatow Tower is based on the tower of Eschenheimer Gate Tower in Frankfurt am Main, and was built from 1853–56 by the architect Johann August Strack. Intended as a private retreat, it was erected in a particularly preeminent location in Babelsberg Park at the behest of the future emperor, William I. The coach parking area, somewhat hidden to the east next to Flatow Tower, was used to turn around and park the royal coaches until 1888. Its elevated location affords an excellent view of the park and cultural landscape of Potsdam, making this an attractive and unusual venue for holding a variety of events.