Bike Touring Highlight
This extraordinary church was built in 1844. The construction of the Berlin Wall led to almost complete destruction in the following decades. Since its restoration in 1990, it has again been a venue for worship, concerts and weddings. On Christmas Eve 1989 the first service was held for 30 years. Since 1990 the church is under the protection of UNESCO.
Distance to the bike path: 1.8 km and ferry ride
Opening hours in March to April and September to October Tuesdays to
Sundays from 10 to 15.30; from May to August Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
August 30, 2016
South of the village of Sacrow in Brandenburg stands the Heilandskirche on the Havel shore at the port of Sacrow, which juts out onto a headland into the river. The extraordinary church due to its location and style, simply called the "Savior's Church", was built in 1844 as a sacral building in the Italian style with a free-standing campanile (bell tower) after drawings designed by the "Romantic on the throne" Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The "architect of the king" Ludwig Persius, was commissioned to plan the building.The church is located about one hundred meters below the small Sacrower castle and is one of its castle park, which the garden artist Peter Joseph Lenné also remodeled extensively in the 1840s. Heilandskirche and castle were restored after the fall of the 1990s and are part of the Potsdam Havel landscape, which extends from the peacock island to Werder and stands with their castles and gardens as an ensemble since 1990 as a World Heritage Site under the protection of UNESCO. The picturesque village between Fontanes "Kulturstrom" Havel, which opens here to the Jungfernsee, the Sacrower lake and forests embedded village Sacrow belongs since 1939 to southwestern Potsdam. The "Fuchsberge" separate it from Kladow, a district of Berlin-Spandau, about three kilometers northeast.Since the restoration, the church is again a place for worship, concerts and church weddings.Source: This text is based on the article "Savior on the Port of Sacrow" from the free encyclopaedia Wikipedia and is under the GNU Free Documentation License. In Wikipedia a list of authors is available.
August 12, 2018
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