The colony of Alexandrowka is a Russian village amidst Potsdam, like it can´t be found in Russia itself anymore. It was erected as home for a Russian army choir in Prussian service in the early 19th century. The colony of 13 ornated framehouses at the foot of the Kapellenberg (Chapel Hill) is not just a nostalgic gimmick, but was constructed as an archetype country estate for fruit farmers.
Until today the orchards that belong to every cottage are cultivated by the owners – and one of them is the mayor of Potsdam itself!
Highlights: A museum in one of the cottages tells the history of the colony and a restaurant in the heart of the colony offers Russian specialties served in a cosy garden. Above the colony is an Orthodox chapel on a little hill, that´s worth a walk. And during the summer the Filmmuseum shows old movie rarities under the open sky!
North of the inner city between Puschkinallee and Nedlitzer Strasse