Guided tours and explanations of the church

There is much to learn about the Frauenkirche: about its history, its architecture, its religious significance, the rebuilding work, and about its present day usage. The interested visitor can choose between different types of guided visits. The choice is between guided tours that are freely available and those that require reservations. 

Explanation of the main church

At the end of the midday and evening devotions, visitors are welcome to listen to explanations of the architecture past and present of the Frauenkirche given by an experienced guide talking from the pulpit. Please note, the church area can be seen from almost every seat, so visitors can remain in their seats.

Times:
At the end of every devotion or vesper. Normally, Monday to Saturday at 12 noon and Monday to Friday at 6 p.m. Please check your preferred time in the event calendar.

Duration:
around 50 minutes (includes devotion and tour of the church)

Number of seats:
650 in the nave (cannot be reserved) 250 in the first gallery (can be reserved by groups)

Language:
German

Cost:
Admission is free. Donations qill be requested. A charge will be levied if a reservation is required.

Further information:
Because the tour takes place directly after the devotions, visits solely for the tour without attending the devotions are not possible. Reservations are possible only for groups over 30 people. They can be made only for gallery 1 (there is no lift!). An administration charge of 3 EUR per person applies.

Tour of the prayer stalls

A special offer for groups of up to 30 people is the individual guided tour of the prayer stalls and the first gallery. A volunteer tour guide will explain the history of the Frauenkirche, the rebuilding process and the church area, and give informed answers to all questions.  

Times:
Hourly, at times when the church is open to the public. Pre-registration is necessary.

Duration:
around 50 min

Seats:
up to a maximum of 30 people

Languages:
German (other languages on demand)

Cost:
4 EUR per person. (Minimum amount is 100 EUR)

Further information:
The tours take place on Wednesdays at p p.m. hours and on Saturdays at 2 p.m. hours, and individuals and small groups can register. For all other tours however, a reservation is possible only for complete groups. Individuals cannot join.

Audio-guide tours

Anyone wishing to can explore the main church area independently using an audio-guide (an electronic player with headphones). We recommend that you take it to a pew. You can follow the audio tour by eye as you can see everything from your seat. Both basic and deeper information can be retrieved. Depending on how much of the more detailed information is used, the listening time will vary between 25 and 45 minutes. The audio guide is available in six languages.

Times:
Monday to Saturday, at times when the church is open to the public.

Duration:
25 to a maximum of 45 minutes

Languages:
German, English, French, Italian, Japanese and Russian

Cost:
2.50 EUR per person (an additional charge will be levied if a reservation is required)

Further information:
A reservation is possible for groups of between 30 and 50 people. It is linked to preferential entry (without any waiting time). An additional administration charge of 0.50 Euro per person will be levied. 

Church tours for children

Children and youth groups are cordially invited to experience the church with all senses. We want children and youths to go on a tour of discovery with guidance, and thereby collect their own experiences of the Frauenkirche. We will accompany and support them as they do this.

Times:
Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (before the church is opened to the public). Pre-bookings are necessary.

Duration:
by agreement

Seats:
Pre-school groups, max. 20. School classes, max. 30. 

Languages:
German

Cost:
free of charge

Further information:
This offer is for groups only.

Guided tour of the ascent of the dome

A guided tour of the ascent to the dome is an unusual experience. Visitors, accompanied by a volunteer tour guide, climb to the viewing platform which is 67 meters above the ground. During the course of this, they learn interesting facts about the history, the rebuilding and the use of the Frauenkirche. Visitors are rewarded for their efforts with a fantastic panoramic view over Dresden, the curve of the river Elbe and the surrounding area.

Times:
Summertime (March to October) every half an hour from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Wintertime (November to February) between 4.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Occasional appointments before 10 a.m. Only by pre-booking.

Duration:
Around 45 minutes. (Including the time at the viewing platform and the time needed for the descent, please plan for around 1 hour.)

Group size:
Maximum of 25 people

Language:
German (other languages by request)

Cost:
10 EUR per person (minimum amount 150 Euro)

Further information:
The ascent requires a good, healthy byelaws. Please do not underestimate its strenuousness. Good shoes are required.  Please read the house rules. A reservation is possible only for complete groups. Individuals cannot join.

Presentation of the Frauenkirche with organ music

The presentation, the Frauenkirche with organ music, stylishly links the elements of a church tour with an organ concert. Experienced volunteer tour leaders explain the history and the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche, and introduce the shape and symbols of the inner area. Because the church area is visible from every seat offered, visitors remain in their seats during the presentation complimented by organ music. The organist of the Frauenkirche, the choir master of the Frauenkirche and guest organists will play various chosen works by renowned composers on the Kern organ.        

Times:
At 8 p.m. on selected Fridays. Please check the actual times in the event calendar.

Duration:
around 1 hour

Number of seats:
1.000

Language:
German

Cost:
10 EUR per person

Further information:
Tickets are available at the advance booking and box offices. If you wish, tickets can also be reserved via the ticket service Tel. +49(0)351-656 06 100, fax +49(0)351-656 06 703 / e-mail ticket@remove-this.frauenkirche-dresden.de.

Film screening

The film "Fascination Frauenkirche" gives an exciting insight into the history, the rebuilding and the usage of the Frauenkirche. Visitors can learn about the church and thus be prepared at the end of the film to experience immediately what was seen. The film is being shown in the basement of the Frauenkirche.  

Times:
Monday to Saturday during the times of "Open Church". Please enquire at the visitor service about the exact times for your desired date.

Duration:
25 minutes

Number of seats:
50

Language:
German (English on demand)

Cost:
3 EUR per person 

Further information:
Tickets for a screening can be bought inside the Frauenkirche. For English language screenings and group bookings please contact the visitor service in advance.

Information & reservations

For most of these offers (especially if you would like to take advantage of foreign language ones) reservations are recommended or even necessary. Please get in touch with the Visitor Service of the Frauenkirche Foundation.

Georg-Treu-Platz 3
01067 Dresden
Tel. +49 (0)351 656 06 100
Fax +49 (0)351 656 06 108
fuehrungen@frauenkirche-dresden.de
Mon to Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.