Seniorenresidenz Germaniabogen, Potsdam, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 23.840 E 013° 04.230
33U E 368721 N 5806983
Quick Description: Locals call it "The Hairpin"
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 8/18/2007 12:40:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM2104
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member hiddenrock
Views: 85

Long Description:

From 1728 until the end of World War II, this was the location of Potsdam's Heiligengeistkirche, the "Church of the Holy Spirit." The Church was totally destroyed in 1945.

In 1992, a senior citizen's home, the "Seniorenresidenz Germaniabogen", run by a religious organization, was built at this location.

The steeple, designed by an Italian architect, is supposed to be a memorial for the former church, but the design seems to be rather questionable, though unique. Locals call it, somewhat disrespectfully, "the hairpin."

Location of the Steeple:
Seniorenresidenz Germaniabogen
Heiligen Geist Strasse 1
Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

Approximate Date of Construction: 1992

Website: [Web Link]

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