Mountain Biking Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
The Sacrow Church of the Savior was extensively restored only a few years ago. It stands right on the former border between East and West Berlin and was one of the locations for the film "Keinohrhasen".
From the church you have a great view of the Jungfernsee, to which the Havel widens here. In rainy weather you can simply stand under the pillars and watch the rain as it splashes onto the lake water. Absolutely romantic!
September 16, 2021
The Savior Church on the port of Sacrow, as the official name (otherwise called only Savior Church or Sacrow Church), is located in Potsdam-Sacrow, in the park of the castle Sacrow - on the opposite bank of the Jungfernsee Glienicke Park and in sight of the Glienicker bridge.
Due to its location - a headland protruding into the Jungfernsee, the port of Sacrow (also called "Port of Sacrow") - as well as its appearance - with its free-standing tower and an arcade resembling an early Christian basilica - simplified "Heilandskirche" called building, was built in 1844 on behalf of King Frederick William IV and with the help of Ludwig Persius. The church was built on the Italian model with a freestanding bell tower (Latin "Campanile"). The church and bell tower were decorated with blue-glazed tiles. Like the Peace Church in Sanssouci Park, this church is also based on sketches by Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who was also called "Romantic on the throne" in this context.
In the summer of 1897 the physicists Adolf Slaby and Georg von Arco set up an antenna at the bell tower. With her radio signals were sent between the 24-meter-high tower and the imperial sailors' station Kongsnaes - on the other side of the Virgin Lake. These attempts to wireless telegraphy were of great importance for military and civilian radio communications and were also important for later broadcasting.
During the Cold War only border patrols of the GDR were allowed to enter the territory of the church. Since the building was not used at this time, it fell rapidly. In the mid-1980s, the GDR preservation of monuments with the help of donations from the West Berlin Senate and the newspaper "Tagesspiegel" counteracted the decay by the most necessary measures. Church and community, however, remained separated by the Berlin Wall. At Christmas 1989, the first German-German devotion took place in the church. Traces of vandalism were still visible in the interior. After the reunification, the church was restored to the specifications of historic preservation. Later, church services, concerts and church weddings took place again in the church.
October 1, 2017
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