"Dreikönigskirche (Church of the three holy kings)" Top 5 Page for this destination Neustadt Tip by german_eagle

Neustadt, Dresden: 50 reviews and 144 photos

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  • Dreikönigskirche - Dresden
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  • altar, only partially restored - Dresden
      altar, only partially restored
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      interior of Dreikönigskirche
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  • Death dance, detail - Dresden
      Death dance, detail
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  • view from the tower - Dresden
      view from the tower
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This church was built by famous architect Pöppelmann (Zwinger) in Baroque style 1732-39. The interior was redone according to plans of George Bähr (Frauenkirche) In Feb 1945 it burnt out completely and was restored in 1994. It has been home for the first Saxon Parliament for a couple of years after the wall came down.

A must see is the "Dresdner Totentanz" (death dance), an embossment made by Christoph Walter I. 1534-35. Have a look at the Baroque altar (1738) as well. Finally you should go up on the tower to enjoy the panoramic views of the city. A word of advice: For best pictures of the old town's shilhouette - right in the south - go up early or late, or in June when the sun is high above horizon at noon.

Address: Hauptstrasse
Directions: Inner Neustadt.
Phone: 0351-5635095
Website: http://www.dresden-neustadt.de/

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2010
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