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Frauenkirche Dresden, Dresden

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Experience the fruits of postwar reconstruction at Frauenkirche Dresden. 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. See Frauenkirche Dresden and all Dresden has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dresden trip itinerary builder.
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  • This famous church is worth a visit and was inaugurated only in 2005 again after a complete renovation.
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  • Huge beautiful Cathedral. Impressive and striking both inside and outside. Also available to visit part of basements (free) and observation (requiring payment)
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  • Architecture and engraving and painting are amazing, though after the second world war burst, again very nice
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  • Had two great experiences at the Frauenkirche during my time in Dresden. On my first night in Dresden, I attended a moving organ recital. The next morning I climbed to the top. Very gentle climb, though there are some steep steps along the way. The view from the top is definitely worth it, as you get a 360-degree view of the city from nearly 300 feet in the air!
  • I can say that out of all of the monuments that I saw in Dresden, this was my favorite one. The height of the building truly surprised me. There is a real view of the majority of the center from the top floor. It was mildly annoying there as the top floor was filled with people and was therefore crowded more than I would like. The church itself was a nice place too. There is a missive underground area, which I remember was great to explore. The rest of the building had a number of nice places too and you could almost smell the history coming from them. Although the view from the top of the building to the bottom was unusually uncomfortable.
  • I could not have imagined that only about 10 years ago, this church and even this entire area was still in ruins. The rubbles that remained symbolically memorialising the horrors of destruction and suffering as the city was destroyed by allied bombers. The Dresden Frauenkirche, the city’s most sacred landmark was completely rebuilt from these rubbles and finally takes its place among the city skyline. The church looks new, with darken pieces intermingling with newer ones. Today it stands as a celebration of peace. My walking tour guide, a local resident of Dresden recounted her time growing up here, where many part of the Aldstadt laid in ruins. Only recently has there been reconstruction of the city. The buildings surrounding the square hints at how new the area is being rebuilt. Outside the Dresden Frauenkirche stands a statue of Martin Luther, the father of the reformation. Dresden Frauenkirche is Lutheran, and German states of Saxony was among the states party to the protestant reformation against the Roman Catholics during the Holy Roman Empire. There are old photos that actually show the statue against the rubble ruins of the Dresden Frauenkirche, having survived the bombings.
  • Went to the top of the dome. It has a beautiful view of the city. There is a spiral walk to the top which is nice as you get a glimpse of the inner dome.
  • Very beautiful church from outside and especially from the inside. The sound and acoustic of the organ music is just amazing. I like that it has a lot of light inside compared to other cathedrals and churches that are dark and cold in colors.