The Babelsberg Park was created during the first half of the XIX century by the orders of King of Prussia, Wilhelm I.
It comprises about 110Ha around the area of Babelsberg, one of Potsdam’s biggest districts.
The park is planned in a romantic style, bringing into mind times of the mythical past through it’s wild, less structured composition. This style, very popular at the time, meant to bring back the climate of nondescript medieval times, covered in mystery and mysticism.
Currently the park is open to the public and is a very popular area to pass the time around the Havel river and bay for the inhabitants of Potsdam and Berlin.
There a few interesting buildings in the Babelsberg Park, constructed in a historic style, mostly neo-gothic,
Schloss Babelsberg was built between 1835 and 1849. It’s turrets and pointy arches make it typical of a Gothic Revival style, brought to Germany form England.
Gerichtslaube (arbour) – a reconstruction of a part of a middle age Town Hall
Faltow Tower (Flatowturm) – a copy of the 15th century Eschenheimer Tower in Frankfurt am Main
See my other entries on parks/nature in and around Berlin
Schönower Heide: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/07/15/nature-around-berlin-the-schonow-heath-schonower-heide/
Peacock Island: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/07/28/peacock-island-the-kings-pleasure-house/
3 thoughts on “Babelsberg Park – longing for the past”
So happy to have found your blog. I want to go back to Berlin for a more thorough visit. I have been some years ago, but only for a weekend, and I feel it was not enough.
You have so many good resources!
Also, my plan would be to visit Potsdam and even Dresden from there.
For places to eat, do you have some recommendation? On a tourist budget:)
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Thanks for the comment!!! You surely need more than a weekend to visit all of Berlin-Potsdam’s treasures, especially given the huge area to cover.
Regarding food it really depends on which district you are, but if you stick to Asian and Middle-Eastern places, you can surely get full for less than 5 euros.
I checked out your blog and I really like it, I see you travel alot across Eastern Europe – it is a little dream of mine to travel through that region (plus the Caucasus), especially the Transfagarsan road and Transylvania.
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Haha, yes, the scenery of Transfagarasan is amazing, Transylvania has so many great places, you will not get bored at all! Thanks for the advices;)