27 November 2012

Putzing Around in Potsdam: Friedenskirche

Armed with my day ticket, I continued exploring Potsdam. After seeing the Cecilienhof Palace and the Marmorpalais, I headed southwest to the Sanssouci Park. The first thing I saw within this massive park complex is the Church of Peace, also known as the Friedenskirche.

When I entered, they were actually doing a rehearsal of a performance of Karl Jenkins' Requiem. It was amazing, and I wished I stayed in the area for the performance, which was that night. However, I didn't, as I didn't plan to stay in Potsdam for the whole day until the evening. Anyway, I stayed for a little bit for the rehearsal, and then exited during a break.

Of course, I took pictures, so here are a few of them.

As you can see, this church is heavy on corridors that are long and have plenty of arches. It also is somehow situated in a peninsula: the sides are surrounded by water. There are plenty of greenery and trees around the area, making it a great place to hang out, sit down, and chat, especially when the weather is good.


  1. It almost reminds me of Spanish architecture for some reason! The columns and courtyard maybe?

    1. Zhu,

      Now that you mention it, you're correct! It does look like the courtyards and columns in Antigua, Guatemala. That similarity didn't even occur to me until you said something!