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)." (...)
June 2, 2021
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
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.
January, February, November, December: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
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.
July 17, 2018
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.
October 30, 2017
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.
July 27, 2020
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.
December 20, 2020
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.
June 15, 2021
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