Frauenkirche Dresden
Frauenkirche Dresden
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksChurches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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  • enners
    Wigan, United Kingdom68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Research the history before you visit.
    Do research the history of the church before you visit and you will defiantly appreciate the building more. Like most places of worship the entrance is free but the visit up the to the top comes with a charge. the renovations are spectacular and the interior with its paintings and domes is wonderful. just sit and enjoy and contemplate. After all it is a spiritual building.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful interior!
    It is an absolutely striking building with a one-of-a-kind interior. It was quite crowded when we went, but I remember the pastel wallpaper made me swoon. A must see in Dresden. The location is also right near all the other attractions.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Alex N
    Rotherham, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pay for the tower, offers great views!
    Great place to visit whilst in Dresden. Free of charge for for the church. Additional fee of 10 Euros per person, to the top of the tower. The views are really good and you can see all the city. However If you are not the fit, think about the amount of stairs. Good history to this place
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Frisenvang
    Bronshoej, Denmark276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning - don't miss
    Fantastic beautiful church both inside and outside. Hard to believe that the church has been rebuilt after the war. The church square is also very nice. Don't miss a lunch or drink at one of the many restaurants with a view to the church
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 15, 2024
  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada2,928 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gloriously restored
    The first time I was in Dresden, some years after Die Wende, they were working on the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche, badly damaged during the February 1945 bombing raid and subsequently razed. Now it is back to its old glory. Well worth a visit even if you're not religious.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 14, 2024
  • AvidTraveler12
    Winchester, United Kingdom1,813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Grand Building
    Gloriously rebuilt brick by brick to its pre-WWII grandeur is the Frauenkirche. Like most places of worship the entrance is free but the visit up the to the top comes with a charge. The views of Dresden are fantastic. If you thought the external renovation was spectacular, wait till you get inside.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 8, 2024
  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic7,123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting interior, beautiful view from the tower
    If it weren't for the altar, I would say I stepped into the theater. I have never seen places for people arranged like this in a church. The benches were placed not only on the ground floor (in the shape of a semicircle), but also on the upper floors, so it really looked like an auditorium in a theater. Another thing that surprised me here was that there were no paintings on the walls and no stained glass windows. The altar itself was beautiful and its part was an organ. The ceiling was also beautifully decorated with paintings. Free entry. I also recommend visiting the tower, which offers a beautiful view of Dresden. It is entered through a separate entrance and it costs €10. The ascent is not too difficult, it is mostly on a flat surface, there are only a few stairs.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2024
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Mae
Church Hill50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Never rebuilt by the Communists, only the reunification of Germany brought this masterpiece back into existence. Tall and serene, it is breathtaking. There is no reason to come to Dresden if you can't take time to see this architectural beauty. While you're there, you'll find an architect turned artist named Wolff Rosenkrantz painting on the side (probably west side) of the church. Buy one of his beautiful watercolors of Dresden.
Written February 13, 2020
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Steve Ward
Maidstone, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Worth the 8 euros up to the top. I had a voucher from the panometer attraction we got me 2 euros off. The walk up is pretty steep but you get a great view of the inside of the church. 2 and a half circles of the roof gets you to the top. The last stairs are almost vertical up a ladder but you get a great view of the city and surroundings when there so well worth it!!
Written March 5, 2020
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Jenan2000
Hawalli, Kuwait1,056 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Such a great story behind this amazing building. This church is the highlight of Dresden and it was badly damaged during the 2nd world war. The citizens tried their best to collect the original bricks of the building and numbered it. 50 years later the construction started to rebuild the church. Very huge and amazing. Concerts are held now inside it.
Written January 21, 2020
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Ken S
Leipzig, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Up until 2005 the Frauenkirche was just a pile of rubble. The original Church collapsed after the Fire Bombing of Dreseden. It was rebuilt with donations from all over the world, including York England, who's own Cathedral was bombed during WWII. The interior is decidely Baroque for a Protestand Church. You can climb to the top of the Dome, many steps and a long circular ramp are involved. Not for those who easily get winded.
Written January 1, 2020
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Mary I
Phoenix, AZ240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This Catholic church was originally built in about 1740 and later changed to a Lutheran church. It was destroyed during the last war and left for 50 yrs and rebuilt within the last 20 yrs using some of the original dark brick from the bombed out church. It is very ornate inside. the iron cross was melted in the original bombing and reconstructed recently. Worth a visit to see what people, banding together can reconstruct.
Written September 26, 2022
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VATrav3l3r
Berlin, Germany54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We first entered the church to admire the reconstructed interior which is beautiful in its own right. Then we headed up to the viewing platform on the dome. What a fantastic panoramic view of the beautiful city of Dresden and the Elbe. Definitely worth visiting if for nothing more than those breathtaking views.
Written January 27, 2020
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enners
Wigan, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Do research the history of the church before you visit and you will defiantly appreciate the building more. Like most places of worship the entrance is free but the visit up the to the top comes with a charge. the renovations are spectacular and the interior with its paintings and domes is wonderful. just sit and enjoy and contemplate.
After all it is a spiritual building.
Written August 17, 2023
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
If it weren't for the altar, I would say I stepped into the theater. I have never seen places for people arranged like this in a church. The benches were placed not only on the ground floor (in the shape of a semicircle), but also on the upper floors, so it really looked like an auditorium in a theater.

Another thing that surprised me here was that there were no paintings on the walls and no stained glass windows.

The altar itself was beautiful and its part was an organ. The ceiling was also beautifully decorated with paintings. Free entry.

I also recommend visiting the tower, which offers a beautiful view of Dresden. It is entered through a separate entrance and it costs €10. The ascent is not too difficult, it is mostly on a flat surface, there are only a few stairs.
Written July 3, 2024
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
It is an absolutely striking building with a one-of-a-kind interior. It was quite crowded when we went, but I remember the pastel wallpaper made me swoon. A must see in Dresden. The location is also right near all the other attractions.
Written September 11, 2023
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JJJC_Family
Virginia786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Re-built from the ruins of WWII, it’s a delightful chiffon confection of a church. While we really liked it, we surprisingly did not feel compelled to stay more than a few minutes as it was fairly uniform in its appearance. No matter what I say you will visit it. Everyone who visits Dresden comes here. And rightfully so.
Written June 26, 2023
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