Built in 1726-43 by George Bähr, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) is one of Germany's greatest architectural ... More
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
Built in 1726-43 by George Bähr, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) is one of Germany's greatest architectural monuments. It became famous for hosting organ recitals given by J.W. Bach in the 1730's and went on to dominate the city skyline for over two centuries until being destroyed in the great air-raid of 1945. All the rubble was gathered up and kept in storage, although the church remained a ruin for some fifty years. Rebuilding began in 1990, with a projected completion by 2006. Free guided tours around the building site include a fascinating exhibition outlining the past, present and future of the church.
The Dresden Frauenkirche is now completely rebuilt after its destruction in the notorious air raids of February 1945. It had dominated the skyline of Dresden for 200 years until then - and now its dome does so again. It is a masterpiece of reconstruction, as beautiful inside as it is impressive outside, with a golden orb and cross surmounting the dome donated by the Dresden Trust of the UK.
N.B. The picture you are featuring is of the Frauenkirche in Munich, not Dresden!
Overall your review was helpful. But you do need to change the view of Munich to one of Dresden. To translate Frauenkirche as women's church doesn't work either. As in Munich, it is a dedication to the Blessed Virgin. In English therefore - Our Lady's or some such. The rebuilding of that church is as important to Dresden as the rebuilding of St Paul's would have been for London.
Dresden is a wonderful place to visit, even with, or perhaps especially because of all the sadness associated with 13 February 1945. The view of the Old City from the train, going from Nuestadt to the main station is breath taking. The galleries and museums are well worth a day or two.
This city deserves our attention.
Your description isn't that bad, although the church will be re-consecrated next year, not in 2006 as you state. However, the picture you display is that of the Frauenkirche M�nchen (Munich), not Dresden, which is a major boo-boo for a professionel travel organization!
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