Saint Peter und Paul Kirche (St Peter and Paul Church), Potsdam

Saint Peter und Paul Kirche (St Peter and Paul Church), Potsdam

The Roman Catholic St Peter and Paul Church was built between 1867 and 1870 to replace an older church that fell into disrepair. August Stüler and Wilhelm Salzberg designed St Peter and Paul Church. The church has a symmetrical design and features a mix of Byzantine, Romanesque, and classicist styles.

The church was built with distinctive yellow brick and features an Italian-style bell tower modeled on Verona’s San Zeno tower. The tower is almost 63 meters high (207 feet).

The interior’s altars were crafted from exquisite marble. The church features three of Antoine Pesne’s Baroque masterpieces from the original church. In addition, the walls have beautiful images depicting The Way of the Cross and many ornamental murals.

The impressive organ was designed by Schuke in 1936 and has 41 registers.

The church was damaged during World War II and has since been restored. The church is open to the public and often hosts lectures on religion, architecture, and travel.

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Saint Peter und Paul Kirche (St Peter and Paul Church) on Map

Sight Name: Saint Peter und Paul Kirche (St Peter and Paul Church)
Sight Location: Potsdam, Germany (See walking tours in Potsdam)
Sight Type: Religious
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