South of the Potsdamer district Sacrow stands on the Havelufer the Savior on the port of Sacrow, also simply called "Savior Church" or "Sacrower Church". The extraordinary church due to its location and style was built in 1844. Frederick William IV wanted a church in Italian style with a freestanding bell tower (Campanile). After sketches of the king she was built by his architect Ludwig Persius. Since 1961 it was in the area of the Berlin Wall and suffered considerable damage during this time. After the reunification, it was restored in the 1990s. Nestled in the Sacrower Schlosspark, it is part of the Potsdam Havel landscape, which stretches from the Pfaueninsel to Werder and with its castles and gardens as an ensemble since 1990 as a World Heritage Site under the protection of UNESCO.
Source and further information:
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heilandskirche_am_Port_von_Sacrowfurther information see:
December 9, 2016
A very beautiful church with a moving history. It was again very nicely restored and is again available to the public through the commitment of the Friends of Ars Sacrow e.V.Opening hours:
January, February, November, December: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
March, April, September, October: Tuesday-Thursday 11-15.30, Friday-Sunday 11-16
May, June, July, August: Tuesday-Thursday 11-16 clock, Friday-Sunday 11-17 clock
Note: The Heilandskirche can only be reached on foot through the Sacrower Schlosspark.Further information:
July 17, 2018
The church has a very exposed location on the port of Sacrow on the Havel. The architectural style is very unusual - Italian style with free-standing Campanile (bell tower) and should have been built after drawings by Frederick William IV.
The church is always closed on Mondays, so we could not go in today.
The church also hosts worship and concerts.
October 30, 2017
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