FRAUENKIRCHE

Opening Hours:

09:00am – 18:00pm
09:00am – 15:00pm on Saturdays

 

Excursion Details:
  • The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. An earlier church building was Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation.
  • The old church was replaced in the 18th century by a larger Baroque Lutheran building. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe.
  • It was originally built as a sign of the will of the citizens of Dresden to remain Protestant after their ruler had converted to Catholicism. It now also serves as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
  • The exhibition has three parts: authentic exhibits such as original documents and finds from the archaeological rubble clearing tell the story of the destruction of the church. Photographs and sketches line out the process from the “Appeal from Dresden” when the reconstruction idea was made public until the consecration of the church in 2005. Finally, a computer makes it possible to search for names of supporters quickly and easily.
  • There is a lot to know about the Frauenkirche. Therefore our guests can choose from a variety of guided tours and other offers.
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