Sacrower Heilandskirche

Sacrower Heilandskirche

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  • Carola K.

    The Heilandskirche in Sakrow was recently extensively restored. It stands right on the former border between East and West Berlin and was one of the locations for the film "Keinohrhasen".

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    • March 26, 2018

  • Endlos♾🦅

    It was built in 1844 by order of Friedrich Wilhelm IV by the architect Ludwig Persius.

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    • July 17, 2018

  • R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour

    The church is under the protection of UNESCO.

    "The church, which is unusual due to its location and style, was built in 1844. Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted a church in the Italian style with a free-standing bell tower (campanile)." (...)
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 2, 2021

  • Ducky

    To the south of the Potsdam district of Sacrow is the Heilandskirche at the port of Sacrow on the Havel bank, also simply called "Heilandskirche" or "Sacrower Kirche". The church, which is exceptional due to its location and style, was built in 1844. Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted a church in Italian style with a free-standing bell tower (campanile). It was built by his architect Ludwig Persius based on sketches by the king. It had been in the Berlin Wall area since 1961 and suffered considerable damage during this time. After the fall of the wall, it was restored in the 1990s. Embedded in the Sacrower Palace Park, it is part of the Potsdam Havel landscape, which extends from the Pfaueninsel to Werder and, with its castles and gardens, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
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    • December 9, 2016

  • manulie

    A very beautiful church with an eventful history. It has been beautifully restored again and is again available to the public thanks to the support of the Ars Sacrow e.V.

    Opening hours:
    January, February, November, December: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
    11 am-3.30pm
    March, April, September, October: Tuesday – Thursday 11 am–3.30pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am–4pm
    May, June, July, August: Tuesday – Thursday 11 am–4pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am–5pm
    Note: The Heilandskirche can only be reached on foot through the Sacrower Palace Park.

    Further information:

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    • July 17, 2018

  • manulie

    The church has a very exposed location at the port of Sacrow on the Havel. The architectural style is very unusual - Italian style with a free-standing campanile (bell tower) and is said to have been built according to drawings by Friedrich Wilhelm IV.
    The church is always closed on Mondays, so we couldn't go in today.
    Church services and concerts are also held in the church.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Neiße Steinbock

    Very nicely situated on the water, in the times of the GDR the church was almost dilapidated - because it was in no man's land that no one was allowed to enter. Fortunately, it would be rebuilt.

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    • May 16, 2021

  • Lausitzer Wandermann 🥾⛰🚶🏻‍♂️

    We recommend. The church used to stand behind the wall and was neglected by the GDR, or it was not done to it. At the end of the GDR, the West gave money to maintain the property. After the fall of the wall, the church was restored very nicely. Very Romanesque. Nice for photos between the columns. The interior can be visited.

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    • July 27, 2020

  • Oldee

    The architecture alone is worth several visits. The first German antenna system for wireless telegraphy was built on the tower in 1897. Signals could be transmitted to the imperial sailor station "Kongsnaes" 1.6 kilometers away on the opposite bank of the Jungfernsee in Schwanenallee in Potsdam.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Wanderimpressionen

    Great view of Havel and a beautiful Gutspark

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    • March 28, 2018

  • Stefan

    It is always wonderful to visit the Sacrow Savior Church and to be fascinated by her and the water she is passing.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Ann-kathrin Dehmer

    From the shady benches one can enjoy the view of the church and watch the passing boats

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Irena

    A beautiful sight. In the immediate vicinity there is a boat dock from which lakes can be made.

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    • March 28, 2020

  • RALF G. 🚲🍀

    To the south of the Brandenburg village of Sacrow, on the banks of the Havel, stands the Heilandskirche at the Port of Sacrow, which protrudes into the river on a promontory. The church, known for its location and style, called “Heilandskirche” for simplicity, was built in 1844 as a sacred building in Italian style with a free-standing campanile (bell tower) based on drawings designed by the “romantic on the throne” Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The "architect of the king" Ludwig Persius received the contract for the construction planning.
    The church is located around a hundred meters below the small Sacrow Castle and is part of its castle park, which the garden artist Peter Joseph Lenné also extensively redesigned in the 1840s.

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    • June 15, 2021

  • Christine

    In Sakrow Castle Park

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    • July 4, 2021

  • Domino

    it is beautifully designed outside and inside

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Bear S.

    Also open in corona times. Only ONE household / couple / family is allowed in at a time.

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    • April 18, 2021

  • Droggelbecher

    Been here again after 25 years. It is simply fantastic what you have done with the church again. 😄👍

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Diana

    Mr. K. Knuth, just a great guy who has a lot to tell !!

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    • October 16, 2020

  • Wandertom

    What to say A gem that you have to see!

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    • October 25, 2020

  • David K. aus HL

    Fantastic area with border history.

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    • April 13, 2020

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