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Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden

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Address: Schlosspl., 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 351 4844712
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 13:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis, this is the Catholic Court...

Also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis, this is the Catholic Court Church. Houses a famous stone pulpit, 250-year-old organ and the tombs of Saxon rulers.

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Beautiful church - goog experiece

Granted, it is not the done thing to find yourself in the ambience of a place of worship primarily to take refuge from the biting cold outside, but then God does work in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granted, it is not the done thing to find yourself in the ambience of a place of worship primarily to take refuge from the biting cold outside, but then God does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he? The Catholic Cathedral of Dresden did not only offer physical warmth but also a welcome shrine for spiritual introversion. There was such beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Although a bit smaller than the better known church, this one has a charm all its own. We were outside on New Year's Eve and fortunate to hear the beautiful bell tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The building from the outside is really beautiful. Like every building there it is impressive. Fairy tale looking city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Katholische Hofkirche (Dresden Cathedral) is a landmark building at Schloßplatz in the city centre of Dresden and an interesting attraction to visit and see while sightseeing. The Cathedral was originally designed and built by Italian architect Gaetano Chiaveri (1738-1751). It was badly damaged during the Bombing of Dresden in 1945 but restored during 1980s and then again in the early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Free for visiting, beautiful interior with many classic paintings around the hall, plus they hosting 30 min organ concerts a couple of times a week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Schön, schön, schön ! Don't miss it - you will be very positively surprised. The organ is overwhelming and the interior is wonderful und you need some time to explore it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It’s the Dresden catholic cathedral dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The church was built in the first half of the eighteen century under the commission of Augustus III who, owing to his being also King of Poland, an eminently catholic country, couldn’t profess another religion but Catholicism, albeit the Dresden general population was protestant. His father and predecessor Augustus II... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It's right next to the green vault, so you can make a small stop here once you are done. Looks beautiful on the outside, although the interior is a bit simple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lots in Dresden is just about going in and out. Consider having your wifi handy so you can look it up and get more of the history that really adds so much value with what happened in Dresden in 1945.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Superb outer facade with many figures which upon entering leaves you a little disappointed as you were expecting more. It wasn't obvious how to get in (a skip blocked the main door). There is a small shrine to the clergy who were interred at Dachau which was well respected if the number of lit candles is a clue.

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