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French Church – famous landmark of the German city of Potsdam. It is the only surviving building in the French Quarter that was once located in this area of the city. Then this building was built for the French Huguenots who took refuge in Prussia from the Edict of Nantes in 1752.
The original author of the church project was the architect Georg von Wenzel. He took the Roman Pantheon as a model and began construction in this style. But after Wenzel's illness, Jan Baumann took over the management of the construction, and the Prussian king became more actively involved in the process. As a result, the finished church turned out to be not quite what it was intended, for example, it was oval, and the dome was significantly reduced.
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Topic: French Church in Germany, Potsdam spa.