ALEXANDROWKA is the Russian Colony in the north
of Potsdam (Federal State Brandenburg, Germany, see photo
on the left). It consists of thirteen wooden houses in
Russian style, which were built between 1826 and 1827 on special
wish of the former Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm III. Originally
the colony was the home of the Russian singers of the First
Prussian Regiment of the Guards. The blockhouses are surrounded
by generous gardens (old plan see photo on the right). In
the north of the colony the Kapellenberg borders, a hill on
which the Alexander-Newski-Church
was especially constructed for the Russian colonists.
Once the colony has been built according to the village Glosovo
near St. Petersburg in Russia. In 1999 the UNESCO
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
has declared the Russian colony Alexandrowka as part of the
of the world.
Meanwhile only a few descendants of the former inhabitants live in the
Russian colony. During the last decades before the reunion
of East- and West-Germany there have been efforts to preserve
the existing architectural core with the little money
thirteen years after reunion, many preservationists, conservators
and house owners are working together on the costly reconstruction
of the monument. The buildings of the Russian village Alexandrowka
shall be rescued and reconstructed in accordance to the original
status. The way to Alexandrowka is descibed here.
present Website introduces the Russian colony to you. Its
conservation is typically described for the house
number 8 and house number 2. You will be able to riffle
through the archives of the conservators and the house owner.
During the last years the gynaecologist
Dr. med. H. A. Kremer of Haltern am See (Federal State
North-Rhine-Westfalia, Germany) has spent much time and money
to undertake the ambitious project to avoid the final decline
of two houses in Alexandrowka. The house
number 8 already has been reconstructed as a
faithful copy, house number 2 has followed in 2005. Dr. Kremer's
real motive, ideas
and his commitment
are presented as well as the "Potsdam
Foundation Kremer". You are able to order a CD-ROM
(in German) with more information about Alexandrowka via email.
In January 2005 Dr. Kremer has opened the modern
(Museum Alexandrowka) in house number two. In the groundfloor
the visitors are able to study the living conditions of the
Russian singers in their blockhouses in the nineteenth century.
Opening hours and prices in
English can be find under Öffnungszeiten.