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Holy Cross Church, Dresden

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • We weren't expecting the sober interior and found it really peaceful. The restoration here was more successful we felt than the Frauenkirche.  more »
  • Their famous boys choir is not to be missed and a must. Otherwise the church is very bare and frugal.  more »
  • It’s Dresden second largest church (Protestant since 1539) after the Frauenkirche and the largest church in Saxony. It stands at the place where there was a Romanesque basilica dedicated to Saint Nich...  more »
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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.