Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden, Dresden

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One of the last and most impressive buildings of the Roman Baroque epoch, Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden 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 - Dresden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dresden day trip tool .
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  • A really beautiful church, which has a construction site but at the time in the inner. Wara uch not as full as the Church of our Lady.
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  • The Catholic Church is an interesting building and belongs to the history of the Saxon Monarchy. She is not so luxurious as many other churches, but has an interesting history. A visit is recommended, best with a city guide.
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  • The Hofkirche is the Catholic Cathedral of Dresden. Along with most of Dresden, it was badly damaged in February 1945. The East German government first restored it in the 1980s. This church became a c...  more »
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  • Free entry to church, when we were there they were playing music on the organ it was very relaxing.
  • It's a lovely church that was rebuilt after WWII. It's not as ornate as you might expect but it has a magnificent collection of paintings of the stations of the cross. It's rumored that there is a crypt tour available but I never saw any evidence of that.
  • Katholische Hofkirche (Dresden Cathedral) is a landmark building at Schloßplatz in the city centre of Dresden and an interesting attraction to visit and see while sightseeing. The Cathedral was originally designed and built by Italian architect Gaetano Chiaveri (1738-1751). It was badly damaged during the Bombing of Dresden in 1945 but restored during 1980s and then again in the early 21st century. The facade is quite attractive with a single decorative tower in front and roof lined with saints, similar to what you see at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. If you enjoy architecture, the church is well worth walking around to view. It blends quite well with the Royal Palace attached by way of an elevated and enclosed footbridge. The interior is less elaborate than Italian churches, but hints of Baroque were given by Chiaveri in its design. Have a look at the marble pillars at the main alter, which also features a lovely painting of an ascending Christ. It is worth a walk around the church to see other paintings, smaller chapels and the main nave with its hall columned walls. Overall, we enjoyed our quick visit to Katholische Hofkirche. It is a less interesting to see compared to the more ornate Frauenkirche at Neumarkt but still worth worth a 10-15 minute visit if you enjoy seeing historical churches during your travels.
  • It’s a must see In Dresden, I love the Saxony style, it’s so beautiful.
  • Recommended, regardless of your beliefs. Worth visiting.
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