Church of the Redeemer

Potsdam, Germany

The Protestant Church of the Redeemer (Heilandskirche) is famous for its Italian Romanesque Revival architecture with a separate campanile (bell tower) and for its scenic location. It was built in 1844. The design was based on drawings by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, called the Romantic on the Throne. The building was realized by Ludwig Persius, the king's favorite architect. The church is situated on the bank of lake Jungfernsee, 300 metres south of Sacrow Manor at the edge of its park, designed and expanded in the 1840s by landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné. Both church and manor were restored in the 1990s. This area of lakes, forests, parks, and castles has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Fährstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Founded: 1844
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Rahul Sahu (14 months ago)
Worth a visit. Esp. in spring and summers ? If you are coming from Berlin using public transportation then keep in mind it is going to take longer. The quickest way would be with a car.
Beril Kaptan (2 years ago)
This place feels unreal.
Anish Lamichhane (4 years ago)
Nice church by the water in a really nice park. No idea, how it's inside the church though.
Michael Arrington (5 years ago)
At night on the dinner cruise it was beautiful!
Natasha Veiga (5 years ago)
Picturesque spot for a sunny day by the lake. The church also has a guide who gives you a nice briefing about its history.
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