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    Church of Peace, Potsdam

    September 9, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The church is really rather neat and is adjacent to the Sans Souci Park of Fredrick the Great.

    This is a World Heritage site and was created of Fredrick the Great in Potsdam about an hour from Berlin by the mighty S Bahn and a bus trip.
    Missed the stop Mark had planned and got off at the right one!
    Enormous place, gardens, palaces, an art gallery the size of a bus station.

    The church was built by King Frederick William IV in 1884, it’s based on original sketches that he made.
    Gave his architect two instructions: has to be based on the early Christian Basilica di San Clemente in Rome and it had to accommodate the apse mosaic from the church San Cipriano from Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, that he had bought in 1834.

    It’s good to be king.

    For a while it serviced as his mausoleum but he along with a lot of other Royals ended up in the Dom in Berlin.
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