The Dresden Frauenkirche is an architectural and historic landmark. Travelers can plan a visit to join a guided tour of the church and/or climb the tower for views stretching over Dresden. The landmark today is a symbol of reconciliation after the reunification of Germany. It is a popular stop during city tours, including historic walking tours of the Old Town and Segway tours.
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Things to know before you go
- The Dresden Frauenkirche is a must-see attraction for families seeking educational opportunities and history buffs.
- The Frauenkirche is known for its music and concerts; check the website to find details on over 100 concerts per year.
- To reach the viewing platform in the tower, there is an elevator, but the final section requires climbing a set of narrow stairs; wear sturdy shoes.
How to get there
Located in Dresden’s Neumarkt, the Frauenkirche offers views over the city and River Elbe from its tower. It can be reached easily by public transportation; the nearest tram stops are Altmarkt and Pirnaischer Platz. It is near other popular city landmarks including the Dresden Transport Museum, the Opera House, and Stadtmuseum Dresden.
When to get there
This landmark has “open church” hours that vary daily when it is possible for visitors to explore the interiors of the church. Check the Frauenkirche’s website for details on open church hours, guided tours, and frequent concerts. The tower is typically open daily with shorter hours during the winter months. Travelers interested in music may want to plan a visit during the annual Dresden Music Festival in May.
Restored by Global Donations
Donations from around the world contributed to the reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche. Visitors that are interested in the rebuilding can check out an exhibit dedicated to the process, including original documents plus photographs and sketches. There is also a computer to search for the names of people who supported the reconstruction.