The Frauenkirche Dresden, Church of Our Lady, welcomes all guests who wish to enjoy the beauty of the building and who would like to receive the message of the church. You are most welcome to come in. Find out more about ways to get to know the Frauenkirche during the times of Open Church.

Once a month, the Frauenkirche offers English language services. Usually (but not always) on the third Sunday of a month an Anglican evening prayer is held at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along.

A heap of rubble was all that was left of one of Dresden's most beautiful buildings at the end of WWII. But that was not the end of the church whose history goes back a 1,000 years. In the 1990s a unique rebuilding project started which was supported by people from all over the world.

The Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady, is a Lutheran church. Opportunities for worship are plentiful as services and devotions are held regularly.


To the Arnhold Family

The Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation deeply mourns the loss of Henry H. Arnhold, an exceedingly courageous and generous human being who never gave up his strong belief in love and reconciliation among people and peoples. His persistent support for arts and culture in the country and in the city that he once had to flee from were extraordinary gestures of his undeviating faith in the bond of a common humanity.

We are very grateful that Henry H. Arnhold so benevolently promoted the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche Dresden as a place where people of different faiths and from different countries can meet and jointly take responsibility for a more peaceful world. His broadminded vision and altruistic support will continue to remind us that peace and reconciliation will never be self-evident. We will always hold Henry H. Arnhold in the highest regard and honor his memory.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends and to all those who mourn with us.

May Henry H. Arnhold rest in G-d’s everlasting peace.

Dr. Carsten Rentzing
Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony
Chair of the Board of the Trustees

Joachim Hoof
Chair of the Foundation Board 

Reverend Sebastian Feydt
Executive Director

A very special attraction of the Frauenkirche is the ascent to the dome. After taking the lift, visitors enjoy magnificent views into the inner dome and the main stone dome which they encircle 2.5 times. The viewing platform at 67 Metres (220 feet) offers unique views over Dresden and its surroundings.

The Frauenkirche is a place of music: About 130 concerts and church music events take place a year. Experience wonderful concerts every Saturday between Easter and New Years Eve and listen to organ music all year round.

The reconstruction of the Frauenkirche has made this church a symbol of peace and reconciliation. It has so many stories to tell and tries to encourage people – day by day.