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Help us to spread out the call for peace, reconciliation and tolerance from the Frauenkirche into the world.

The future work of the Frauenkirche needs - as once the reconstruction - the support of people from near and far. You provide a personal contribution to this great task of peace with your donation. Be assured that for every single donation we are very grateful.

For anyone who wants to get involved and who is looking for ways to achieve that we have several options to do support the Frauenkirche. Of course, there are also special rewards for you.

How to contribute

Donations up to 300 EUR

If you decide to donate money to the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation you provide funds that can be used directly where it is needed most at a certain point of time. 

With one-off or regular donations to the Foundation you can support the conservation of the church building and the form which life in the Frauenkirche takes. Even small amounts are most appreciated and welcome!

The Frauenkirche Foundation Dresden is a non-profit foundation under civil law. If you live in Germany you will receive a donation receipt and can claim tax relief.

Donation certificates with a symbolic adoption of a stone

You can symbolically adopt a stone of the Lower Church of the reconstructed Frauenkirche. Of course, you can do that also on behalf of another person you name like a family member or friend.

Symbolic adoptions start with a contribution of at least 300 EUR for a small stone, bigger stones can be adopted for 600 EUR, 1.000 EUR, and 1.500 EUR.

Thanks to a specially designed online application* you can choose "your" stone yourself. After selecting one area of the Lower Church and a wall section (wall, buttres, arch or barrel-vault) you can pick your preferred stone and reserve it directly by filing in an online form. 

You or the person you name as beneficiary then belongs to the circle of donation certificate holders. In recognition of their efforts to support the Frauenkirche they receive:

  • a personal donor’s certificate to thank you for your donation,
  • a personal plan showing the location of the symbolically adopted stone,
  • an embossed view of the Frauenkirche by photographer Jörg Schöner in an A4 passe-partout
  • our name will be added to the digital donor's list and
  • if you choose so, the German language brochure “Life in the Frauenkirche”, which is publised three times a year.

 * As this is available in German only, please free to contact us for help.

Donation certificates with a symbolic adoption of a seat

Imagine you had your "private seat" in the Frauenkirche Dresden! If that sounds like an interesting idea you may want to consider a symbolic seat adoption. A golden nameplate tells about your efforts to support the Frauenkirche. (You can also choose to name a beneficiary instead if you prefer.) Symbolic seat adoptions seat are possible if you donate 2.500 EUR or more.

The choice is yours:

  • from 2.500 EUR on a seat in a pew on the 3rd or 4th gallery
  • from 5.000 EUR on a seat in a pew on the 1st or 2nd gallery (limited availabiliy!)

You or the person you name as beneficiary then belongs to the circle of donation certificate holders. In recognition of their efforts to support the Frauenkirche they receive:

  • a personal high-quality donor’s certificate to thank you for your donation,
  • a personalized nameplate made out of brass at the seat plus a personal copy for your own purposes,
  • a seating plan showing the precise location of the adopted seat, 
  • an embossed view of the Frauenkirche by photographer Jörg Schöner in an A4 passe-partout
  • your name will be added to the digital donor's list and
  • if you choose so, the German language brochure “Life in the Frauenkirche”, which is publised three times a year.

The Frauenkirche Dresden has more than 1.600 seats. For a first impression you can use this online seating preview which allows you to look at photos taken from each individual seat. If you have a certain seat in mind or in case of any question do get in touch so we can help you.

Donations to increase the Foundation capital

If you decide to specifically donate to increase the Foundation capital you make a big contribution to the permanent upkeep of the Frauenkirche. By donating to our capital reserve your capital will remain intact in the long term in the Frauenkirche Foundation Dresden’s funds.

In Germany Legislators treat endowments as special priority cases and tax relief can be claimed extending above the normal amount for donations. If you live in Germany you will receive a donor’s certificate.

Leave a gift in your will

You can support the work of the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation by including it in your last will.

Naming the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation in your will is a powerful act of generosity. Of course we appreciate that family and loved ones always come first when it comes to considering your will. Having ensured this, you might want to consider leaving a gift to the Frauenkirche. By doing so, you help us to spread the messages of peace and reconciliation to further generations.

Laws and regulations may be different in Germany and your country so we encourage you to get in touch with us. We can find out the best possible way for your donation and answer all the questions you might have.

Contacts and donation account

We are happy to help you and to answer all your questions regarding donations and endowments. Do get in touch!

Phone +49 (0)351-656 06 225 
Fax +49 (0)351-656 06 211 
E-mail spenden@frauenkirche-dresden.de

Donation account 
of the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation  

registered at the Commerzbank
IBAN DE60 8508 0000 0459 4885 00
BIC   DRES DE FF 850

Become a member of our worldwide donors family.
Help us to spread the message of peace and reconcilation of the Frauenkirche Dresden.
Thank you!