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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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  • Sublime, wonderfully, by watching the film in the crypt a true experience, again and again.
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  • It is unbelievable, but more than half a century after the Dresden bombing this signature building is back. It dominates the skyline of Dresden as in the centuries before. If you have the chance to vi...  more »
  • This church was located on the square where my hotel was so I could not unvoid to see this gorgeus church. In the front of the church of course matter in when direction You come from there was a Marti...  more »
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  • A beautiful reconstruction of the famous Protestant Church. There's a nice sculpture of Martin Luther in the square nearby. Entry into the church is free. It's definitely worth it to spend the money to climb to the viewing tower. The climb is rather easy and the view from the top is very nice. Don't miss the seeing the downstairs area. The sign says it's just for people praying but that's just a small part of what's down there. The signs all say no photos but everyone was taking them and no one gave them a hard time.
  • Very small old town for such a large city. That makes it easy to walk around and see everything. Lots of beautiful buildings that were reconstructed after WWII to look original.
  • When I first went to Dresden 25 years ago this place was a pile of rubble. Now it is one of the finest churches in Europe. The Frauenkirche stands at the centre of what is becoming an unmissable city.
  • Amazingly beautiful, with a good workout climbing the stairs to the top outside platform. The views are breathtaking. I could see for 10km. WOW, well worth the cost plus some! Only 8 euros per person.
  • Frauenkirche (free entry) is an interesting and important attraction at Neumarkt in Dresden. The church is open to visitors but with varying hours due to concert and worship services so best to check their website for exact times. Historically, Frauenkirche was a Roman Catholic Church prior to the Reformation period, when it was converted a Lutheran Church. The Baroque appearance of the building is that of the 18th century church, was completely destroyed during the Dresden bombings in WWII. That church was left in ruins for nearly 50 years and has only been fully rebuilt by 2005 after a decade of reconstruction efforts. Today, we can see the beautiful Frauenkirche once again. The exterior being that of the same and original Baroque architecture and design of builder Georg Bahr in the 1720s. It is decadent in appearance, featuring a large 96 metre tall dome which dominates the Dresden skyline. The interior of the church is nice as well. There is a circular nave layout, with several floors of seating, which lend well to musical performances that are often held at Frauenkirche. The alter and grand organ situated above are just magnificent. It is a beautiful sight, worth spending a few minutes to enjoy. In the end, Frauenkirche was the most interesting and impressive church attraction we visited during our short stay in Dresden. You can conveniently see Frauenkirche in 15-20 minutes, making this a convenient inclusion for sightseeing itineraries.
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