The Dresde Frauenkirche, also known as The Church of Our Lady, is a Lutheran church which is located in Dresden. It was built in the 18th century as a Catholic Church but it was destroyed by a bomb during the World War 2 so it was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany. It is now a building with Protestant sacred architecture. This church has a long history, being around from the 18th century making it a magnificent place for you to visit and learn the history while also sightseeing.
Sightseeing one of the historical places in Dresden, the Frauenkirche
1. Organ Prayer Service
The organ prayer service starts after the Bell of Peace rings and is available from Monday to Saturday at noon. The church is filled the majestic sound of the organ music, songs, and the Word of God. Music is one of the most essential components in the Dresden Frauenkirche. The organ is located above the altar and is rght at the middle since it is the mode of a worship. It makes a holy atmophere where you can sit and pray while also seeing the beautiful interior of the church with Baroque style.
2. Night Owl Meditation
Night owl meditation is a program where you can join people relaxing and meditating in the church. A jazz pianist will be playing songs to create an atmosphere where the music can calm visitors of the Dresden Frauenkirche for the meditation. You can just sit back and listen to the music and words to relax and find inner peace. The special readings are held every Friday during one of the summer months, so if you want to do the night owl meditation, you can visit here during the summer.
3. The 'Walk-a-way: Spiritual Wandering' course
The 'Walk-a-way: Spiritual Wandering' course is a course where you can take time for yourself to find different possibility of life, such as being a part of a group but wanting time for yourself, or you are searching fo an answer, joining this course in the church might help you. This course is available only twice during the summer.
How to Get Tickets?
There are no tickets required to enter Frauenkirche, you can enter for free.
How To Get Around?
You can get around the area by walking. The Dresden Frauenkirche is surrounded by Neumarkt square and you can reach it easily just by walking for a few minutes.
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.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit the church would be in summer, as in summer the viewing platform there opens from 10AM to 6PM on Mondays to Saturdays, and from 12.30PM to 6PM on Sundays. You can also join more services during the summer as not all activites here are held year round.
Will I Need a Guide?
You can explore the church by yourself but you can also opt to join a guided tour, but guided tours are only available in Deutsch daily after the services and organ recitals. Audio guides are available in English, you can ask for it when you go to the Dresden Frauenkirche.
How To Get There?
If you are going to the Dresden Frauenkirche by public transportation, you can stop at the Altmarkt stop or the Pirnaischer Platz stop, which are the nearest from the Fraunkirche. You can reach Altmarkt stop by tram line 1, 2, 4, and 12, while you can reach Pirnaischer Platz by tram lines 3, 6,7, and bus line 75. You can also go to the Dresden Fraunkirche by car or taxi. Uber is also available in the city.
The Course in Religion for the Curious is a course for you if you have any questions regarding Christian faith and religion, or for you if you are looking for support. It is only available during the Passiontide. When you are inside the church, taking pictures and videos are not allowed. If you wish to take pictures, you can take pictures of the Dresden Frauenkirche from the outside.