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Church of Saint Alexander Newski, Potsdam, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 24.928 E 013° 03.445
33U E 367885 N 5809024
Quick Description: The oldest Russian Orthodox Church in Germany
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 8/18/2007 12:16:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM2102
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 176

Long Description:

The oldest Russian-Orthodox church on German soil was built in 1829 and has been used continuously ever since. The church is the center of Alexandrowka, a settlement of thirteen wooden houses in Russian style in Potsdam, which were built between 1826 and 1827 on special wish of the former Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm III. Originally the colony was the home of the Russian singers of the First Prussian Regiment of the Guards.

The building was originally designed by Wassily Petrowitsch Stassow, an architect from St. Petersburg, Russia, and later enhanced by the famous German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

picture of the inside, courtesy of Potsdam University.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 9/10/1829

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Russian Orthodox

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Wednesday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 12:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Russisch-orthodoxe Gemeinde Potsdam
Erzpriester Anatolij Koljada
Potsdam, Brandenburg Russische Kolonie 14

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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