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Top sights in Dresden
As well as symbolizing the spirit of its era's Protestant Reformation, the Post-War reconstruction of Dresden's breathtaking Frauenkirche has become an icon of peaceful reconciliation between nations. Here are five facts to start any good tour!
The Frauenkirche stands on the site of an 11th-century Roman Catholic church. It became Protestant after the Reformation, and was then torn down completely in 1727!
Dresden's city architect, George Bähr, made it his life's mission to modernize the city's churches. He died in 1738 and was buried in the completed building's vaults 5 years later!
The heavy stone dome almost collapsed soon after completion! Had its cracks not appeared so early, the original lantern on top wouldn't have been swapped in time for a lighter one.
Industrial Dresden fell victim to an intensive allied air-raid at the end of World War II. With the city center entirely decimated, the Frauenkirche wasn't rebuilt until 2005!
Boasting one of the largest domes in Europe, the Frauenkirche is often mistaken for a cathedral. That would require it being the seat of a bishop. It never has been!
The Dresden Frauenkirche is open to tourists from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday through Friday, and 9:00AM to 3:00PM on Saturdays.
If you don't intend to see inside the church, the best time to visit is at night when it is spectacularly lit up, along with many of Dresden's Old Town sights!
- When should I visit?The church is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
- Is it expensive?Admission to the church is free (donations welcome), but adult tickets to ascend the dome are 8€.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. The church offers a variety of tours, depending on your interests.
- How to get thereTake tram lines 1, 2, or 4 to Altmarkt, or take tram lines 3, 7, or 12, or bus lines 62 or 75 to Pirnaischer Platz.
- Additional informationChildren under the age of 6 are not allowed to ascend the dome. |
The ascent is quite strenuous and requires good health, and robust shoes. |
Animals are not allowed inside the church. |
Cell phones must be turned off and eating is not allowed inside. |
Taking photos or videos is not permitted.
What people are saying about Dresden Frauenkirche
Love this guide and will highly recommend. A really thorough introduction of the opera house and had some really interesting stories to share about the bridges linking the 3 buildings haha!
I would strongly recommend this tour as it covers all the key landmarks of Dresden and also covers the important historical events in that perspective. The our guide is very knowledgeble and willing to spend time asnwering all your questions.
I think Seema should train other guides. She understands and appreciates the customers interests and focuses her tour accordingly. I highly recommend that you value her fine capabilities.
The historic city walk in the Left Bank was great and our guide Susie was a real gem. She made several helpful tips for city views from above street level which we followed the next morning - the free Zwinger ramparts walk close to the Meissen ceramic clock chimes and accessed from (unmarked) steps outside, and the panoramic 5€ tower only view from the Royal Palace. We also learnt that Saxons did not come from Saxony nor the Zorb nation... so I'll remember this tour with awesome sights and an excellent, funny, guide
One of the best tours we did while traveling. Thanks Karen for a great afternoon!