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Frauenkirche

Georg-Treu-Platz 3, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tours
Owner description: Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to repair the damage done by... more » Owner description: Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to repair the damage done by Allied bombings. « less
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Destroyed in WW II but rebuilt beautifully, the 18th century Baroque church is a must-see, both for itself and the views it affords from the dome of Dresden. The restored and sumptuous altar gives you a foretaste of the blessings of the Heaven that awaits you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The original church was destroyed in WWII and being rebuilt with some of the original bricks and stones. Hence, you could see the sharp contrast in the colours of the church exterior. It also serves as a reminder of the terror of wars! Highly recommend to include a visit when dropping by Dresden.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Frauenkirche is considered the outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during WWII. The remaining ruins were left as a war memorial by the local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany. The reconstruction was completed in 2005, using the original... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The church in the New Market(Neumarkt) must have been fairly recently rebuilt and renovated. The result of all these labours is truly spectacular. It is a classic example of European baroque although it reminds me a bit of a pineapple, due to the elongated shape of its dome. Some of the old stones have been incorporated into the new structure... More

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St-Bruno, Qc. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We choose to go on a Sunday, thinking we would attend a Catholic mass...! Not so!!! This is a Protestant church, as we should have guessed by the huge statue of Luther, just in front. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the service, the music (great organ) and the professional singer. The feeling of "class", culture and the level of contemplative devotion... More

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This church which lay in rubble until 1994 after being destroyed during World War Two bombing, was carefully reconstructed and its former elegance restored. The architectural features make it a must see when in Dresden.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Rebuilt after the 2nd World War, this beautiful church still bears the scars of history. It is now completely restored and a stands tall and proud in the altstad. Across the road are the Semper Opera House and the Zwinger Palace. A definite must!

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Free entry to the main church, easy to find, and stunning. Only takes a few minutes to walk through, but well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We snuck in at the end of a service, and saw nothing to entice us to pay the tourist admission fee. I would pay to attend a music concert there, however, and those are presented regularly. You can see the church then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

An amazing reconstruction. So unlike the normal look of Baroque churches - dark, oppressive, with lacklustre gilding. The Frauenkirche shows how Baroque must have been when first built - light, airy, colourful. A beautiful place.

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