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Visiting Dresden Cathedral in Dresden
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Dresden Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and is called Katholische Hofkirche in Deutsch. It is located in the middle of Dresden city and is near to the Elbe river. The cathedral is the youngest and newest Baroque building, albeit has been around since 1739, and yet is the largest church in Saxony. It is connected by a bridge to the Dresden Castle, the once home of the Catholic Elector. Dresden Cathedral is also the resting place of King Augustus the Strong, the last King of Saxony, and many members of the family. This cathedral is a beautiful place remembering the late ones while being the most important Catholic church in the city of Dresden, so visiting the cathedral is a must for your trip to Dresden.

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Exploring the largest cathedral in the Dresden city

Exploring the largest cathedral in the Dresden city

1. Schlossplatz

1. Schlossplatz

Schlossplatz or Castle Square is a city square in the middle of Dresden city. You can see the King Albert Memorial, Monument of Friedrich August, and also the Napoleon stone. King Albert Memorial is a bronze statue of Alber of Saxony, a once German King of Saxony and member of the House of Wettin. The Monument of Friedrich August is a sculpture of Frederick Augustus I who was also a member of the House of Wettin. The Napoleon stone could be seen outside the Dresden Cathedral. Schlossplatz is one of the must visit places in Dresden as you can sightsee the scenery and also the history before you.

2. Kreuzkirche

2. Kreuzkirche

Kreuzkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden which is also called the Church of the Holy Cross. It is also considered one of the largest church in Saxony and also has the early Renaissance and Baroque architecture style so it is bound t be one of the most picturesque churches you can see in Dresden making it worthwhile your time to visit this place.

3. Dresden Zwinger

3. Dresden Zwinger

The Zwinger is a palace in Dresden city and covers the area on the northwestern edge of the Innere Altstadt or the inner old town which is a part of the historical places in Dresden. This particular area is filled with historical places such as the Dresden Castle, Dresden Cathedral, Frauenkirche, and many more. It was part of the Dresden fortress and now is a museum complex which consists of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister orvOld Masters Picture Gallery, the Dresden Porcelain Collection and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon or the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

No tickets are required to enter the Dresden Cathedral so you can come in for free and explore the place leisurely.

How To Get Around?

You can get around the area by walking since every historical place in the area is located nearby and won't take you a long time to go around from one place to another.

What Should I Wear?

There is no dress code required to go to the Dresden Frauenkirche but as it is a church, you need to wear something polite and semi formal, excluding shorts and casual shirts.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit the Dresden Cathedral may vary, as people usually come to the cathedral in the morning to pray but it is also quite the best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowd because tourists usually come in the afternoon.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

You probably won't need a guide to roam this place as it is easy to find directions; they are well written, and you can ask the people there. If you want to know more of its history, you can use a guided tour, but the cathedral doesn't provide tours so you might need to book a tour from other places.

How To Get There?

You can go to Dresden Cathedral by using car or public transportation. It is efficient and cheaper for you to take the public transportation as it is located in the middle of the city. You can take tram number 4, 8, 9 to Theaterplatz.

Additional Info

The Katholische Hofkirche opens at 9AM and closes at 5PM. You can come in the evening but make sure you don't come close to the closing hours because you might have a lot of things to see.

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