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“Impressive church in Dresden.”

Church of the Holy Cross
Ranked #36 of 169 things to do in Dresden
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Impressive church in Dresden.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a large church in the centre of the city, which was rebuilt after the destruction caused by the major air raids of February 1945. Cavernous inside, it is impressive for its simplicity and for its collection of photographs which show the destruction in 1945 and the process of rebuilding, which was delayed for many years post war. Even 10 years after WW2, the photos show just how devastated the city centre remained during the period of Soviet occupation. There is a link with Coventry Cathedral and a Coventry cross-of-nails.

Well worth a visit when you are in Dresden.

Visited March 2013
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“Restored Church”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The church suffered major damage during the Allied bombing of 1945 and was restored in 1945. I found the interior of the church to be quite austere and a bit on the dark side. The exterior of the church needs to be cleaned. The church has a good location very near the Altmarkt Square.

Visited August 2012
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“Dramatic and different”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Visited here the same day as a trip to the Frauenkirche--two entirely different experiences. The Kreuzkirche has been rebuilt but not restored--and has the Cross of Nails from Coventry plus other historical artifacts tying the two churches together. Much less crowded too. Look at the difference in the walls, interior and exterior, to get the full effect of the rebuild.

Visited July 2012
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