Alexandrowka

Alexandrowka information

Potsdam , Germany
Address
Street Russische Kolonie 1
Telephone
+49 331 817 0203
Getting there
tram 92 or 96 from Hauptbahnhof
More information
www.alexandrowka.de
Prices
museum adult/concession €3.50/3
Opening hours
museum 10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

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 chalet-like 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.