The Russian colony was 1826-1827 at the request of Frederick William III. designed to commemorate his deceased friend Tsar Alexander I. It consists of a total of twelve small farmsteads and a boarding house on a hippodrome ground plan and a chapel on the associated Kapellenberg and a corresponding house of the overseer of the chapel, which was also referred to as a royal country house, since there entertained the king a tea room. The model for these unique architectural forms of the homesteads was the Art Village of Glasowo in the Park of Pavlovsk, built by Tsar Alexander I in 1815.
May 3, 2017
A piece of Russia in the middle of Potsdam is the Russian colony Alexandrowka. There is a small museum here, where you can get the real Moroshenoje (мороженое) from Russia. On the open day you can harvest apples and plums here. The residents are happy about a small fee, if possible in euros, because nobody wants rubles here.
March 3, 2020
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