Church of Peace in Park Sanssouci

outside view Church of Peace in Park Sanssouci

inside the Church of Peace

window in church in Park Sanssouci

Church of Peace in Park Sanssouci

inner courtyard of Church of Peace

statue at Church of Peace in Park Sanssouci

The Friedenskirche or Church of Peace is situated in the Marly Gardens in the palace grounds of Park Sanssouci. The church was built under King Frederick William IV and was modelled after the Santa Maria Clemente church in Rome. Construction started in 1845 and was finished in 1854 according to the designs of court architect Ludwig Persius.

The Friedenskirche has a free standing bell tower, inside are three naves and no transept. The apse is decorated with a rare original mosaic from the first half of the 13th century. The altar canopy, which rests on four dark green columns, was a gift from Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

View location in Park Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

1 comment:

Trotter said...

Hi Juka! So, you're enjoying Potsdam... Have been the just after the fall of the Wall; have to get back!

Blogtrotter Two is showing an amazing village in Southern France: Saint Paul de Vence! Enjoy and have a great Sunday and week ahead!!