Frauenkirche Church Of Our Lady

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Frauenkirche Church Of Our Lady

History

The Frauenkirche Church of Our Lady is one of Dresden’s most famous churches.

Built between 1726 and 1743, the church was a wonderful baroque building renowned for its cupola, until it was bombed during World War II. After the church collapsed, the city authorities deliberately let the blackened shell of the church remain as it was for years altogether as a grim reminder of the war, but since 1994 efforts have been made to restore the magnificent building and today much of the original beauty of the church has rbeen restored.

The church boasts the largest dome north of the Alps. The original stones charred from the fire were salvaged from the ruins and combined with new, lighter colored stones to give it a striking effect- clearly a perfect blend of the past and the present architecture.

The architects used remains in the rubble and all the modern innovations to provide an excellent effect to the 15th-century Frauenkirche! The workmen and architects who restored the striking Gothic cathedral deserve all the appreciation as it was due to their efforts and hard work that the huge building was once again restored in the city and today stands out to be a world symbol.

The restoration of the Frauenkirche was financed by private donations from all around the world and it took 11 long years and over 180 Million Euro to finish its reconstruction. Also in the year 2005 the people of Dresden celebrated the resurrection of the Frauenkirche with full energy and excitement. The Lady of our Church stands out to be the symbol of hope and reconciliation for the inhabitants of Dresden.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit runs from May to late October, when the weather is at it’s best.

Trivia

The colorful murals and the artistically carved oak doors inside the church were recreated with the help of old wedding photographs which belonged to the bygone era!

Timing

The entry to the church is free of cost. The guided tour to the church only starts after the organ recitals and services -that is after 12 noon.

Please note that taking photographs and videos is prohibited inside the church. Get an insight of the platform of the church. The entry fee is 5 Euros and you can visit on all five days of the week.


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