Church of the Holy Cross, Dresden

#8 of 26 in Historic Sites in Dresden
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Built in the early 12th century, Church of the Holy Cross was dedicated to the Holy Cross on June 10, 1388, and is the largest church in Saxony. During World War II, the church was heavily bombed, and though it has since been rebuilt, it has not been fully restored. Nevertheless, you can visit the cavernous interior of the church, somewhat austere in its simplicity, and see the many photos depicting the destruction of the church and its surroundings during the war. If you have the chance, come on a Saturday to hear the famous boys' choir preform, or check online for a schedule of organ concerts. To plan Dresden vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The church is worth visiting anyway (we didn't go up the tower) as it is a lovely tranquil space (and one of the few things open during our time there). Part of the church's mission is to foment...  more »
  • Having survived the blitz in 1945 - this magnificent church has been restorec to it's original splendour  more »
  • Very evocative part finished post 1945 restoration (deliberately). Great displays of WW2 images of the building.
  • Beautiful rebuilt Protostant church. We arrived during an organ concert and stayed to the end. Beautiful! Well worth the visit.
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