Ascent to the dome

A very special attraction of the Frauenkirche is the ascent to the dome and the viewing platform. This attraction is both physically and administratively separate from a visit to the church as it is offered by the company, Ascent to the Dome of the Frauenkirche Dresden GmbH. 

Visitors access the church via entrance G. From there, they make their way up the first 24 metres using a lift. Next, the route upwards is via narrow stairs. Visitors then negotiate a spiralling ramp, which is a stepless spiralling rising walkway that circles the outer dome two and a half times. This section is strenuous: in earlier times it was used as a ‘donkey path’ and it has a gradient of 14 percent. The visitors make their way via two further stairway sections – one of them a steep ladder stairway – to the 67 meter high viewing platform. There, a unique view over Dresden and the surroundings opens up. 

Information: Please do not underestimate the strenuousness of this ascent. It requires a good health byelaws. Robust shoes are also necessary. Families should note that children under the age of 6 are not allowed to undertake the ascent.

Prices

Adults: 8 € | Families: 20 €
Concessions: 5 € |  Student groups: 2 € per person | Dresden Cards: 6 €

Concessions apply to children (6-16 years), pupils, students, those on unemployment benefit, pensioners (proof of eligibility required). As a result of the House Rules, people with invalidity permits, must make an inquiry first. Groups can ask for a guided tour if booked in advance.

Holders of Dresden Cards (explorer passes) benefit from a 2 € discount on the full price (no concessions).

The student group discount applies to 6 or more pupils (proof of eligibility required) ascending together and who are accompanied by a supervising adult. For every 10 pupils, one adult can access the dome at the reduced student group rate.

Opening hours

November to February
Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 12.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

March to October
Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 12.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

(weather permitting)

Different opening hours

14/04 Good Friday
12.30 p.m.–2 p.m. | 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

25/05 Ascension Day
12.30 p.m.–9 p.m.

19/08 Dresden City Festival
10 a.m.–9 p.m.

We are lookinf forward to your visit!

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Make a present of a coupon for the ascent to the dome. This is available at the box office of the dome rise at the entrance G and at the visitor center of the Frauenkirche. The Ticket Service also will receive orders for a postal delivery of vouchers.