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Frauenkirche, Dresden

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Experience the fruits of postwar reconstruction at Frauenkirche. Although destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II, the rebuilt church recreates the original structure's imposing 18th-century Baroque architecture. Enter to see the grand hall, and head up to the dome (one of Europe's largest) for fantastic views and photo ops of the city. Before your trip to Dresden, make sure to check the cathedral’s website as they frequently hold concerts. Put Frauenkirche into our Dresden route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Knowing that there is hardly anything of the Frauenkirche after the bombing was over, the restoration must be judged with awe and admiration,
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  • A must visit if you are in Dresden. I attended a service and at the end of the service, the pastor explained how Church was damaged in WW2 and how it has been recently restored; service and all explan...  more »
  • A church with an original super distribution and in the heart. If mass they tend not to let, you have to keep that in mind if you are going. Admission is free and paying you can climb to the dome.
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  • This is one of the most impressive buildings I have seen in Europe! After the big cathedral in Berlin... This whole area of Dresden is very nice. There is a strange feeling in the city, a sense of calm and chilled vibes. This part of the city has kept its old roots even with the buildings looking old.
  • The church is a very beautiful example of Protestant sacred architecture, having one of the largest domes in Europe. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the British/American carpet bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial. The church was rebuilt starting in 1994. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, and the interior in 2005.
  • Another Dresden must see. The tower is well worth the ascent as it really is the best view of the city. Very friendly staff with great advice and the leaflet you get is also very nice as it is a panorama with all major points named.
  • We’ve been here during our visit in Dresden’s Christmas markets. It is a really nice church with interesting and sad history. I can recommend the visit to everybody.
  • Beautiful and historic baroque church. It's one of the can't-miss sites if Dresden's old city, rebuilt after the war to its full former glory. The climb to the top is well worth the time.

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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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