Church of the Holy Cross, Dresden

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Built in the early 12th century, Church of the Holy Cross was dedicated to the Holy Cross on June 10, 1388, and is the largest church in Saxony. During World War II, the church was heavily bombed, and though it has since been rebuilt, it has not been fully restored. Nevertheless, you can visit the cavernous interior of the church, somewhat austere in its simplicity, and see the many photos depicting the destruction of the church and its surroundings during the war. If you have the chance, come on a Saturday to hear the famous boys' choir preform, or check online for a schedule of organ concerts. To plan Dresden vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The Church offers an absolute Komtrast to the Church of our Lady. Hardly any visitors inside the Church, and an absolutely minimalist Church. After consultation with the present supervisory Lady, just no money to the renovation of the Church was there after the 5th fire. But even so an absolutely to recommended attraction.
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  • Simple, beautiful church. No crowds, no long queues. Entrance to the Church is free, climb the tower overlooking Dresden earned € 2,00. The climb is exhausting, it waits with Medic unfortunately no oxygen tent above. As the bells in the Tower the good prospect come, please note when this ring every day. Believe us, is already loud, if you are just nearby and don't suspect a thing
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  • The cruciform church was my Commander in Dresden, on her could I myself always Orient hotel in the old town. Illuminated from outside in the wonderful night
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  • A reconstruction of the old church with a surprisingly modern interior. The choir there is reputed to be absolutely wonderful but we didn't have the opportunity to hear them. When we were there we saw an exhibit of German life and World War II. None of the signs were in English so it was hard to get much out of it.
  • Kreuzkirche (free entry) is a Lutheran church located at Altmarkt Square in Dresden. It is home of the world famous Dresdner Kreuzchor Boys Choir. Visit the church website for concert schedule if this is something you are interested in seeing during your visit to Dresden. The church itself has a long history reaching back to the 12th century. Several buildings have stood upon this location over the centuries and the church has been heavily damaged due to conflict during both the Prussian bombardment of the Seven Year War (1754 and 1763) as well as the Dresden Bombing in 1945. The interior of Kreuzkirche is somewhat stark and sobre in appearance. There is simplicity, with a painting of Christ upon a crucifix above the alter and much less opulence compared to what you can see at Frauenkirche. The church exterior is notable and interesting to view but similarly less decadent and memorable architecturally compared to Frauenkirche and other buildings in the Neumarkt and Royal Palace areas of the historic city centre. Note: There is an interesting statue arrangement dedicated to Julius Otto Denkmal just outside Kreuzkirche, in front of the NH Collection that is worth having a look before or after visiting the church. Unfortunately signage there is in German only.
  • It definetely should be renovated up tothe original state.
  • The view on a clear day is excellent, you really can see as far as the sächsische Schweiz. Too expensive for the fifth star.
  • Very beautiful architecture.
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