Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden

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One of the last and most impressive buildings of the Roman Baroque epoch, Katholische Hofkirche can be seen from all over the city. Its sandstone edifice is covered with fine architectural details that make its exterior distinctive. The bulk of construction on the buildings wasn't completed by Germans, but by Italian builders, architects, and a sculptor. The interior white walls and gilded altar are majestic and echo the grandeur of the outside and the Baroque observance of elegance. Visit during a service to enjoy the chapel's acoustics. Plan your visit to Katholische Hofkirche and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dresden day trip tool .
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  • Not just an interesting and historic building but a nice refuge from the intense heat of the summer for an aimless wander. Obviously the rebuilding has given an air of 'newness' but this is another Dr...  more »
  • Without August the Strong, this impressive cathedral would not exist. Originally built as a court church, almost completely destroyed in World War II and then rebuilt until 1965, it is one of Dresden's special sights. The large nave is flanked by two beautiful aisles and impresses with its height. Very nice also the four different corner chapels, one of which is reminiscent of the destruction in the war. Very beautiful and above the main entrance is the Silbermann organ. This is only noticeable when looking around or leaving the Hofkirche. Externally, the 78 figures of the saints stand out on the facade and the balustrade. Visitors can register for guided tours outside of the divine services. Exceptional and therefore particularly pleasing to a disabled access to the cathedral. There is a small elevator next to entrance D which allows barrier-free access to the interior. Eligible persons with a "European Disabled Key" can easily enter the cathedral in this way.
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  • The Hofkirche is the most outstanding phenomenon in the panorama of Dresden. Their dark walls quickly move you to another time. The interior impresses with its impressive, but not too pompous, baroque construction
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  • Interesting church. Sightly and worth for 5-10 minutes to spend on viewing and taking some pictures, if you are not far from this place.
  • White and gold interior. Beautiful in both summer and winter. Wonderful to see so many at mass on a week night. All are welcome although naturally the service is in German. We came in quietly out of the cold.
  • I have no words for this place... Just Amazing!
  • Unbelievable experience! Thank God for all this beauty..
  • Despite as a restored building, the architechure properties is impressing, with details to individual statues that lined the top of the building. It is an artwork and heritage of the area. I particularly liked the scene at the exterior area where we can see the intersection of the building and the clock tower.
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