Babelsberg Park and Castle

Aerial View of Babelsberg Park
Aerial View of Babelsberg Park

For a tranquil escape with superb views, plenty of walking paths, and a charming castle, head to Babelsberg Park.

Half a day is ideal for exploring this fascinating park. Interesting paths with plenty of benches along the way, invite you to take a stroll and absorb the wonderful landscape.

Babelsberg Park is situated in Potsdam on a modest hill sloping to the banks of the Havel river. It offers an excellent vantage point for viewing Glienicke Bridge and Glienicke Palace Park.

Richly decorated garden terraces with sculptures, formal flower beds, ornamentals, and water features enhance the beauty surrounding the neo-Gothic Babelsberg Palace sitting near the center of the park. The Palace, built in 1833 for Prince Wilhelm who later became Kaiser Wilhelm I, is closed for restoration but should reopen soon.

Babelsberg Park is part of a larger UNESCO World Heritage Site and is preserved as a garden monument.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, segments of the northern bank damaged by border installations were restored.

Landmarks to look for during your walk through the park include the Small Palace and Steam Engine Building on the Havel, Flatowturm Tower, Court Bower, Marstall and the Sailor House. Additional monuments commemorate military achievements of the Prussian Prince.

Babelsberg Park is an excellent place to unwind in an environment that has changed little over nearly two centuries.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: Park Babelsberg Schlosspark, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: 0331 9694222

Official Website: Babelsberg Park

Babelsberg Park Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Park is a nice place for a walk, jog, bike ride. Nice views over water. Walk to the top of the hill and you get a fantastic castle surprise. Lovely, sit and have a coffee or bowl of soup and enjoy the day. Addendum, just visited again in march, the fountains are empty and some of the nicest exterior area of the castle is currently off limits (except for a wedding photographer apparently 🙄
- Mr herr - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Another outstanding park in Potsdam. Walking and biking paths are excellent. My favorite part is that there are various places to relax next to the Tiefer See and go for a swim on a warm day.
Rob Hickey - in the last week

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5 Star Rating One of our favorite places to visit in Postdam! In summer it's stunning! Simply a calming place to visit alone, or together with family and friends. In the extreme closer to Postdam there is also a swimming club.
Lisette Gonzalez - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful park. Lovely to walk near Havel into Potsdam. Variety of landscapes.
Valentin Paul - a month ago

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5 Star Rating It's worth the trip to the top of the tower.
alva james - 3 weeks ago

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How to get to Babelsberg Park by S-Bahn + Bus

Nearest S-Bahn + Bus Line(s): S7 + Bus 616
Nearest S-Bahn + Bus Station(s): S Bahnhof Babelsberg

From S-Bahnhof Babelsberg: Board Bus #616 on Rudolf-Breitscheid Str and ride it 4 Stops to the Potsdam, Schloss Babelsberg stop.

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