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Holy Cross Church, Dresden

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Built in the early 12th century, Holy Cross Church 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 Holy Cross Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dresden attractions using our Dresden vacation builder.
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  • Interesting Protestant cathedral. Interiors are rather modest, but with a lookout tower with wonderful views of the city that are clearly worth to climb
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  • If not just of the Kreuzchor, you should still visit this church in the heart of Dresden's! The Interior is simply decorated. There is a permanent exhibition on the history of the building. The cross choral Vespers is recommended every Friday evening!
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  • The climb to the tower is worth. You have a great view over Dresden and the Church of our Lady. Price: 4 EUR P.p..
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