Sacrow Church of the Savior

Sacrower Heilandskirche, church, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG
Sacrower Heilandskirche, church, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG

North of Potsdam, on a peninsula of Lake Jungfernsee, lies the small village of Sacrow, its palace and the Heilandskirche (Church of the Redeemer) picturesquely situated on the banks of the River Havel. It formed part of Persius’ improvement plan for the Potsdam area implemented for Frederick William IV, while Lenné took care of designing the surrounding parklands.

At the time of the Cold War, the church stood exactly within the border zone, which is why it suffered considerable damage. After reunification it was extensively restored and in 1990 it was placed under the protection of the UNESCO World Heritage, as part of the Potsdam Havel landscape stretching from Pfaueninsel to Werder.

The church consists of a free-standing bell tower and a sacred building. Frederick William IV saw this construction method as being reminiscent of early Christianity, thereby providing the desired sense of solidarity within the community.

 Opening hours:

Saturday 01.11.2019 - 29.02.2020 : geschlossen
Sunday 01.11.2019 - 29.02.2020 : geschlossen
Friday 01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020 : geschlossen
Saturday 01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020 : geschlossen
Sunday 01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020 : geschlossen

 Getting there:

by bicycle (a service of komoot GmbH)
by public transport (a service of VBB)
by train (a service of Bahn AG)
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