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Church of the Holy Cross

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Address: Kreuzstr. 7, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Sober inside but interesting

It’s Dresden second largest church (Protestant since 1539) after the Frauenkirche and the largest church in Saxony. It stands at the place where there was a Romanesque basilica... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Their famous boys choir is not to be missed and a must. Otherwise the church is very bare and frugal.

Thank mph60
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It’s Dresden second largest church (Protestant since 1539) after the Frauenkirche and the largest church in Saxony. It stands at the place where there was a Romanesque basilica dedicated to Saint Nicholas since the early twelve century. It’s been subject to destruction five times, the last one being in February 1945 when Dresden was shelled by the Anglo-American air forces... More 

Thank periandro
Piscataway, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The church as pretty, not the best we saw, but quite nice. But it was worth the small fee to climb to the top and enjoy the amazing views over Dresden. It was not crowded as we were there on a weekday and we were able to just walk around soak it all in.

Thank bethboff
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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642 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

For some odd reason TripAdvisor has two entries for the same church -- this one as well as the one for Kreuzkirche Dresden. Though an imposing structure from the outside, the interior is quite unimpressive. However, it is worth sticking your head in to see the photos of the church after the WWII bombings.

Thank Linda K
Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The church itself is rather boring inside. However, you may go up the bell tower, which is rather cheap (3 euro).

Thank SandraBelyaeva
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

If all you know of Germany is it's 20th century disastrous history, then you know only a fraction of this amazing country. Dresden was brutally bombed by the allied forces, her Baroque and Rococo architecture all but destroyed. Tens of thousands of civilians killed towards the end of WW2. The churches have been restored, not to their original grand structures,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This lovely old building has real character and we enjoyed it very much. It was almost totally destroyed during the war and has only recently been fully restored. If you look carefully you will be able to see the original vs restored bits (actually it's easy to see).

Thank Keithl1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were very taken by this church, which has risen and fallen numerous times before the bombing in 1945. Rough walls with some of the original stone work still there, and many signs of wear, tear and destruction. A metaphor for Dresden.

Thank Rose M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Amazing views from the top walking up the tower through the bells which chime on the hour. Views from the top are as good as anywhere else in Dresden and cheaper than other options. Beautiful building

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

During WW2 this symbolic church was ruthlessly boomed and almost completely destroyed. From the countless donations of money and volunteer work hours this church stands once again. This church of our lady is breathtaking. The re-construction of the interior is a sight to see. The gold, ivory like and marble like sculptures above, below and around the the golden organ... More 

Thank Trisha W

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