Alexandrowka information

Potsdam , Germany
Russische Kolonie 1
+49 331 817 0203
Getting there
Tram: 92, 96
More information
museum adult/concession/under 14 €3.50/3/free
Opening hours
museum 10am-6pm Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun, to 9pm Fri mid-May–mid-Sep, 10am-5pm Fri-Sun Nov-Dec, 10am-6pm Tue-Sun Mar–mid-May & mid-Sep–Oct, closed Jan & Feb
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One of Potsdam's most unusual neighbourhoods, Alexandrowka is a Russian colony that was a gift from Friedrich Wilhelm III to his close friend Tsar Alexander in 1820. The first residents were the singers of a Russian military choir who had much delighted the king. Descendants of the original settlers still live in the chaletlike wooden houses surrounded by gardens and orchards. Learn more at the pretty little museum with nearby garden cafe.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel designed the Russian Orthodox church, called Alexander-Newski-Gedächtniskirche , just north of the colony.