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Frauenkirche Church
Also known as “The Church of Our Lady”, the Frauenkirche is one of the most important sights of Dresden. During World War II the church was badly damaged and many people thought that it could not be repaired. But, with much effort and talent it was rebuilt years later. Since its reopening, the Frauenkirche is considered as an impressive symbol of reconciliation and hope; currently it is supported by many donations from international foundations.

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This famous complex was built from 1710 to 1728 by the architect Pöppelmann and the sculptor Permoser. In this epoch, Augustus the Strong used the palace as a home for his concubines and for exhibitions or athletic tournaments. Now, Zinger is home for many sculptures, pavilions and art collections like the famous Madonna Sistina of Rafael. There is also the “Crown Gate” that with its golden dome has become an important and wide visited sight.

JustGermany: Dresden Sights The Semper Opera House
The Semper Opera House is a famous historic building and for many the most representative in Dresden. The name of this Opera House is in honour of the architect Gottfried Semper who design and built it, using an Italian Renaissance style. As many historic buildings in Dresden it was destroyed in the World War II, only to be rebuilt 40 years later. Nowadays, in the Semper Opera House many productions and opera performances are shown.

JustGermany: Dresden Sights The Dresden Castle
This famous castle was built in the 15th century with a renaissance style to be the royal residence of Saxon leaders, especially of August the Strong. Through the years the castle suffered many changes which are revealed in the mix of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist styles. After the World War II, it was reconstructed as a museum complex.

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