Friedenskirche at Sanssouci Park

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

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The Church of Peace was built from 1845–54, according to plans by Ludwig Persius and August Stüler, based on the designs of Frederick William IV. The triple-nave basilica is part of an architectural ensemble that includes the neighboring vicarage and the small Marly Palace. The ensemble embodied the king's piety, which was influenced by both the Romantic era and his admiration for Italy. The Church of Peace was modeled after the early Christian church of San Clemente in Rome.
In the style of medieval sacred architecture, cloisters, columned courtyards, and a covered colonnade were attached to the church. On the east side of the building complex is an area designed with a man-made pond and a garden, while the west façade leads to the Marly Garden. Lenné redesigned this former kitchen garden of Frederick William I into an intimate landscaped garden within a small setting.
In contrast to the pure natural stone of the architectural exterior, the effect of the church's interior is quite animated due to the implementation of a variety of colorful, carefully chosen types of marble. The apse is decorated with a rare original mosaic from the first half of the 13th century, which came from the Church of San Cipriano in Venice. Its form is the only one of its kind north of the Alps.

Friedenskirche at Sanssouci Park
Sanssouci
14469 Potsdam

Telephone
+49 (331) 97 40 09
Website
www.spsg.de/schloesser-g…
Spring Season

15. March 2019 - 30. April 2019

Monday - Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Summer Season

1. May 2019 - 1. October 2019

Monday - Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Autumn

2. October 2019 - 31. October 2019

Monday - Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Winter Season

1. November 2019 - 14. March 2020

Monday - Friday
closed
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:30 - 16:00
Free entrance

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