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Holy Cross Church, Dresden

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Dresden
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. To plan Dresden vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The Church is completely burned out in the bombing. This condition exists today, just white rough plaster was applied. So who is looking for a beautifully decorated Church, is wrong. Anyone looking for a barren place of reflection and remembrance, should enter and stay.
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  • In the old town district, a beautiful church totally destroyed several times and always alive, with an amazing organ (they were playing ...) the Coventry cross of nails and a thousand stories
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  • We found this church exploring Dresden, and while was locked from inside to the public, are able to climb to the top of its dome on one side... beautiful views you can have in the city of Dresden, worth go up and take a while to admire the heights... good choice... within your city tour
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  • It is a beautiful building. They host alot of events here. You should try to get in for the Kreuzchor at least once in your lifetime.
  • Beautifull church building.
  • One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. (Photos are forbidden!)
  • Beautiful church from the 19th Century, it quite survived the massive attack on Dresden on February 13-14 1944 by the allies.
  • No point unless there is some choir event going on. Check out how many times this one was rebuilt.

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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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