Dorfkirche Drewitz

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Probably originating from a Slavic settlement, “Drewicz” was first mentioned in 1228, when the Ascanian Margrave Johann I handed it over to Lehnin monastery.
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  • Dorfkirche Drewitz, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Bernd Gewohn
  • Dorfkirche Drewitz, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Bernd Gewohn
After this it changed hands several times until the village was purchased by the Potsdam authorities in 1662.

In 1732 Frederick William I had a square church built in the half-timbered style with a steep tent roof and ridge turret.

In 1812 the wooden tower was erected in the old style, while at the same time the south and west walls underwent complete renewal.

A lightning strike on June 28, 1888 damaged the church so badly that the parish church council applied for a new building.

So Drewitz church is preserved as a rare example of a central-plan building in Prussia dating back to the first half of the 18th century.
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Probably originating from a Slavic settlement, “Drewicz” was first mentioned in 1228, when the Ascanian Margrave Johann I handed it over to Lehnin monastery.
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  • Dorfkirche Drewitz, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Bernd Gewohn
  • Dorfkirche Drewitz, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Bernd Gewohn
After this it changed hands several times until the village was purchased by the Potsdam authorities in 1662.

In 1732 Frederick William I had a square church built in the half-timbered style with a steep tent roof and ridge turret.

In 1812 the wooden tower was erected in the old style, while at the same time the south and west walls underwent complete renewal.

A lightning strike on June 28, 1888 damaged the church so badly that the parish church council applied for a new building.

So Drewitz church is preserved as a rare example of a central-plan building in Prussia dating back to the first half of the 18th century.
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Alt Drewitz 8

14480 Potsdam

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Weather Today, 15. 8.

19 31
Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tuesday
    18 31
  • Wednesday
    19 32

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