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Church of the Holy Cross, Dresden
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Church of the Holy Cross and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dresden attractions using our Dresden vacation builder.
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  • Most churches are white plastered from inside-this is very coarse plastered, a coarse cement structure. This makes the atmosphere very different, very soothing-and sound-proof. With an impressive photo series on the history. Please note the opening hours!
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  • It’s Dresden second largest church (Protestant since 1539) after the Frauenkirche and the largest church in Saxony. It stands at the place where there was a Romanesque basilica dedicated to Saint Nich...  more »
  • The church as pretty, not the best we saw, but quite nice. But it was worth the small fee to climb to the top and enjoy the amazing views over Dresden. It was not crowded as we were there on a weekday...  more »