Berlin Sights

Heilandskirche Sacrow

  • Fährstr.
  • Potsdam
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Heilandskirche Sacrow; Farther Afield, Potsdam, Berlin, Germany, Europe.

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Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

You'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd been transported to Italy when you first glimpse this dreamy lakeside church, complete with a campanile (belltower) and mosaic-adorned colonnade, from across the Havel Lake or through the Sacrower Schlosspark near Potsdam. Actually, the church suffered a grim fate for many years, trapped in the no-man’s-land of the outer Berlin Wall. From 1961 to 1989, the East German government closed the church, fearing that it would serve as a hiding place for those trying to flee. Now it is restored and again in use, and makes the perfect endpoint to a scenic walk from the lakeside village of Kladow. To reach it, take the S75 train from Central Berlin to S-bahnhof Heerstrasse, then the X34 Bus to Alt-Kladow, then follow Sakrower Landstrasse until it turns into Kladower Strasse and ends at Schloss Sacrow. The path out to the water will take you to the church.

Sight Information

Address:

Fährstr., Potsdam, Brandenburg, 14469, Germany

Phone:

0331-505–2144

Sight Details:

  • Mar., Apr., Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–3:30; Jan., Feb., Nov., and Dec., weekends 10–3; May–Aug., Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Published 04/24/2016

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