Anna Pavlovna of Russia

The Tsar Peter House

This little wooden house hardly inspires visions of Peter the Great but he stayed here several times. The house was built in 1632 for a labourer. It became famous in 1697 when Peter the Great came to visit to learn about Dutch shipbuilding. He insisted on staying with blacksmith and craftsman Gerrit Kist whom he [read more]

Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria

The Church of Peace in Potsdam

The Church of Peace (Friedenskirche) is located on the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. It was built on the orders of King Frederick William IV of Prussia. He and his wife Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria are buried in the church itself while a mausoleum to the side houses the remains of Emperor Frederick [read more]