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Babelsberg Park, Potsdam: 4 reviews and 15 photos


The engine pump house was built by Ludwig Persius between 1843 and 1845 to look like a medieval castle. It comes complete with towers to hide the chimney and battlements to hide its true purpose which was to pump the water for the various fountains in Babelsberg Park through 22km of pipes. During the cold war the pump house ended up in no man?s land and was allowed to fall into disrepair. The building which overlooks the Glienicke Lake is now being renovated.
A map of the park can be downloaded via the website.

Address: Babelsberg Castle and Park
Directions: Park Babelsberg, Potsdam
Directions: There are a number of ways to get to the park. I caught a #316 bus from Wannsee Railway Station and got off a stop before the Glienicke Bridge

Website: http://www.potsdam-tourism.com/pages/suggestions_for_trips_185.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 15, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    They certainly spared no expense to bring in water for the fountains and disguise the machinery. (Reminds me of Versailles, where Louis XIV wanted the fountains to run 24/7 but didn't have enough water.)


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