Frauenkirche | Dresden, Germany

The Dresden Frauenkirche is a historic landmark located in the center of Dresden, Germany. It was originally built in the 18th century and was considered one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the world. Unfortunately, during the bombing of Dresden in World War II, the church was completely destroyed.

For many years, the ruins of the Frauenkirche were left untouched as a reminder of the destruction caused by the war. However, in the 1990s, a decision was made to rebuild the church using as many of the original stones as possible.

The reconstruction of the Frauenkirche was a massive undertaking that involved a team of architects, engineers, and stonemasons working together to recreate the church’s original design. The process took more than a decade and cost over €180 million.

Today, the Frauenkirche stands as a symbol of resilience and rebirth in Dresden’s city center. Its distinctive dome and intricate stonework make it one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Visitors can take guided tours of the church to learn more about its history and see the impressive architecture up close.

In addition to the Frauenkirche, Dresden’s city center is home to many other historic landmarks and cultural attractions. The Zwinger Palace, the Semperoper opera house, and the Royal Palace are all located within walking distance of the Frauenkirche.

Dresden is also known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. The city is home to many museums, galleries, and theaters that showcase the best of German art and culture.

Overall, Dresden’s city center is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and architecture. The Frauenkirche serves as a powerful reminder of the city’s past, while the surrounding landmarks and attractions offer a glimpse into its vibrant present and future.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 12mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 7 in steps of 1 EV
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure time (middle): 6s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 13.4 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: In front of the Luther Memorial at 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 
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