Alexandrowka Haus 1 – Historical Russian tea house
Alexandrowka Haus 1
Just a short tram ride from the central station in Potsdam, there’s a Russian colony that was built by Friedrich Wilhelm III in 1826 for the members of his all-Russian choir. The colony has a collection of imitation “Izba” houses (Slavic cottages) as well as a church, a museum and our destination: the restaurant. The team who run the dining room and kitchen, all dressed in ostensibly traditional Russian garb, are happy to recommend you something from the extensive tea list, served steaming from the samovar. As for the food, the portions are reasonably sized, which helps you to sample a few dishes at a time: we suggest the borscht, the blinis, the herring salad and the goulash. You might also want to try one of their sweet red wines from Georgia and finish the meal properly with some ice-cold Siberian vodka, served with a “chaser” of pickles and rye bread. At Alexandrowka Haus 1 you’re like to find bucket-list-ticking tourists who pop in for a quick cake and cup of tea, as well as hedonistic diners who’ve settled in for the long haul.
Alexandrowka Haus 1, Russische Kolonie 1, 14469 Potsdam, Tue-Sun 12-21
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Photo – Ricarda Bukovska
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