" Hofkirche" Hofkirche - Catholic Cathedral Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
Hofkirche - Catholic Cathedral, Dresden: 33 reviews and 84 photos
The Katholische Hofkirche (The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, located in the 'Altstadt' in the heart of Dresden.
The Church with an openwork tower in height of 83 meters is located on the western side of the Royal Palace square . There are 78 statues, height of each of which more than 3 meters, on a roof of church.
The church was erected under the order of August Strong, accepted a Catholicism to become king of Poland. It was built by architect Gaetano Chiaveri from 1738 to 1751. Preparation for construction of a Catholic cathedral in style of a late baroque was conducted in the deepest secret since over Dresden was dominated at this time with Protestant religion.
The church was badly damaged during World War II and was restored during the mid-1980s.
Directions: You can watch my high resolution photo of Dresden on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 51° 3' 14.28" N 13° 44' 19.80" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Hofkirche.
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