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Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden

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Address: Schlosspl., 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 351 4844712
09:00 - 18:00
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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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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 3 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the catedral in a plaza is impressive because the set of building together form the old entrance to Dresden when people comes from the bridge. the interior is quite good and deserve a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Cathedral with and impressive silver organ. Outside it is even more impressive than inside. Saturday nigth mass is beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hofkirche, a catholic church, is considered the largest Cathedral in all of Saxony. The history states that in 1697 Saxon Elector Augustus the Strong converted to catholicism to be eligible for the throne of Poland. In 1726 he commissioned his son to build the church. Italian architect Gaetano Chiaveri began the building of the church in 1735 and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Hofkirche, a catholic church in Dresden is built in a city of contrast. The rulers were Catholic, converted to ascend the throne of Poland. Its subjects were Lutheran, going as far as having a competing church, the Frauenkirche built around the same time as the Hofkirche. Construction of Hofkirche started a decade later and upon completion immediately become a dominating silhouette of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The work going on at present detracts a little from the really beauty and integrity of this building. It was clearly designed for wall paintings and ceiling frescos that have been painted over. When the work is done it will be worthwhile. It was a joy to hear the end of an organ recital and that was icing on the... More 

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