Altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche | Germany

The Dresden Frauenkirche is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city of Dresden, and for good reason. The church has a fascinating history that has seen it rise from the ashes of destruction to become one of the most impressive structures in the city.

The Frauenkirche was first built in the 18th century but was completely destroyed during the bombing of Dresden in World War II. For many years, the ruins of the church stood as a poignant reminder of the devastation of war. However, after the reunification of Germany, the decision was made to rebuild the Frauenkirche as a symbol of the city’s resilience. How it looks from the outside nowadays, you can see in this blog post about Dresden.

The rebuilding effort was a massive undertaking, and it took more than ten years to complete. But the result was truly stunning. Today, the Frauenkirche stands as a testament to the perseverance and determination of the people of Dresden.

One of the most striking features of the Frauenkirche is its interior. Unlike many other churches, the interior of the Frauenkirche is light, airy, and colourful. The pastel colours of the walls and ceiling create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is a stark contrast to the dark, foreboding interiors of many other churches.

But despite its light and friendly interior, the Frauenkirche is also a monument to the city’s past. The golden altarpiece and organ are a reminder of the church’s history.

Overall, the Dresden Frauenkirche is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting the city. Its fascinating history, stunning architecture, and welcoming interior make it a true marvel of design and engineering. Whether you’re interested in history, art, or architecture, the Frauenkirche is sure to leave you in awe of its beauty.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 17mm
ISO: 800
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 4
Exposure time (middle): 1/60s
Tripod: handheld
Size: 13.2 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: Central position in front of the altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The Dresden Frauenkirche was part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Dresden Frauenkirche and the whole Dresden Elbe Valley were part of the UNESCO World Heritage between 2004 and 2009. Unfortunately, the politicians from Dresden decided to build a new bridge that destroys the uniqueness and therefore Dresden was delisted from the World Heritage.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Dresden Elbe Valley
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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