Frauenkirche Dresden, Germany
The Dresden Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady) It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994 is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. An earlier church building was Roman Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation, and was replaced in the 18th century by a larger Baroque Lutheran building. It now also serves as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
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