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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. 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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  • You can view of Dresden's famous Christmas market (Markt Streeter) from the top of the Tower! In December 2016, one adult admission fee € 4. Until 6 pm (last admission until 17:30).
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  • Away from the hustle and bustle, this is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Dresden for me. The ascent to the tower and the related views of the city is terrific.
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  • The Church may not impressive but the tower and the panorama view of the miraculous. The entrance to the Tower, very easy, even for people with anxiety (However, exit to the terrace is completely different).
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