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

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
- Mr herr - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating A beautiful place to relax
Andreea Oțelea - a month ago

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5 Star Rating My favourite park in Potsdam. I spent countless hours here, living in a student dormitory. Long walks at every season. Admiring the castles, jogging, sitting and reading if the weather allowed. It is amazing how many views you can find while strolling the park. Amazing views to Glienicker Brücke, or lost between the trees. Absolutely marvellous.
Andreas Ludwig - 3 years ago

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5 Star Rating One of the best places next to Berlin. It’s nice to come here to ride a bike, have a picnic 🧺 or just take a walk. Park has two castles 🏰 with opportunity to visit them. View from both of them very nice as you can see river, yachts and beautiful fields. There is one restaurant in the park just next to river. They have very tasty deserts and good seasonal menu. For autumn they usually serve delicious pumpkin soup.
Ksenia Titova - 4 years ago

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5 Star Rating Very beautiful park with castles, good for biking as well. On the water, there are rowers sometimes.
Balázs Tiszai - 9 months ago

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Directions

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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