This church is one of the jewels of Sanssouci Park and was built according to the wishes, and with the close involvement of, King Frederick William IV and designed by court architect Ludwig Persius. The building was inaugurated on September 24, 1848 and its style is very similar to Italian monasteries. I could not see the church inside, but outside is impressive, I walked around the yard next to a lake ... it's simply beautiful!
In the heart of the Dutch quarter and end of a wide street, we found this Catholic Church (curious, considering the Potsdam is distinctly Protestant, from the sixteenth century) where the King sergeant invited Catholic workers, from the city Liege, to settle in Potsdam .. More impressive inside than the outside, due to the paintings, decorating the domes, columns, nothing is unpainted.
In 1732, Prussian King Frederick William I, also known as "The Soldier King" ordered a church to be built in Potsdam to be used by elite soldiers. In 1736, they installed a carillon of 40 bells in the steeple of the church. In 1796, Queen Louise asked for two hymns from the bell and for the next 149 years, the Carillon played "Bless the Lord" on top and "Always Faithful and True" at the bottom of every hour. It became world famous and "Always Faithful and True" became the unofficial national anthem of Prussia. On the night of April 14-15, 1945, Potsdam was the target of a British air raid. The tower was on fire, but the chime kept playing Prussia's favorite song, until it fell to the ground. Potsdam was in the Soviet zone and later East Germany and the church was never rebuilt. But in 1987, the soldiers of Iserlohn, West German paratroopers got the funds to rebuild it. After German reunification, the soldiers presented the reconstructed Carillon to Potsdam. This is the former location of the church, which still plays the favorite songs of Prussia.