Ground broken 1726/1993
As others pointed out, it’s rebuilt after it got destroyed in WWII. I love that they used as many original stones as possible - the dark ones - while reconstructing the church.
And great photo btw!
im glad they kept the 2 walls that were still standing and built around them
[construction originally started in 1725](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Dresden_Frauenkirche_1880.jpg) but the building [collapsed](https://i.redd.it/fc4q1fa50yyz.jpg) during the [firestorm](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/books/2020/02/08/TELEMMGLPICT000223669855_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqDQVK81QMLSkr-IuGRMUJHMBlQYzciaw9G4kdmm88BzI.jpeg) of 1945 after an [allied bombing raid.](https://www.history.com/.image/t_share/MTcwNDEzNjkyOTMwODI3OTY2/dresden-bombing-gettyimages-514700324.jpg) sorry if the title is a \*bit\* misleading ;)
You little cheat, I would have said 1746.
I had the honor of attending a concert there in 2006, shortly after the reconstruction, during the festival Dresden held for the 800th anniversary of their city charter. That church is spectacular
I think you title is misleading, as one can be led to think this is a new building.
The frauenkirche is not a new built, but the reconstruction “as it was where it was” using original plans and technology and where possible even the original materials in the exact original position (anastylosys) of the most loved and identitarian landmark of the city. The black portion are the original stones that survived the WW2 bombing.
Same fate had many other historical monuments within the city.
While the communist regime left the buildings in ruins, plans and works for the reconstruction started immediately after the reunification with West Germany.
Dresden is one of the few situations where reconstruction of historical buildings (practice that I generally find horrible) does actually make sense, to give a stolen cultural identity back to a city.
i made a comment under this post with photos showing the original
I saw that when it was 10,000 pieces of rubble, stored on metal shelving on the cobblestones. Nice to see it looking much improved!
Lol you can thank the allies for that!
The unspoken atrocity committed by the UK and US
it was a mistake to bomb Dresden but to be fair Warsaw and Rotterdam took pretty unnecessary beatings too. everyone commits atrocities in war and to only blame one side isnt doing it justice
So we can still build like this. Good to know, good to know.
Sure, if you only have plans from 1700s...
I visited the church in 2015 and it was basically the only part of the old town that felt real. They rebuilt a good amount of the old town meticulously, though some to earlier periods than they were prewar. Unfortunately, a lot of it felt like it was a theme park rather than a vibrant city. Lots of touristy kiche and such. The church was magnificent.
you must have missed new town (across the river) and the dresden palace! around the palace looks really authentic and old with the opera house and the smaller church
Wow, those look like toys in front of the building
"the landscape resembled the surface of the moon. Barren, desolate, and not a sign of life or civilization to be found"\~ Kurt Vonnegut, on the Allied Bombing of Dresden, from his book, Slaughterhouse 5
There also wasn‘t a sign of civilization before the bombing.
its a reconstruction of the [original](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Ruin_Frauenkirche_Dresden.jpg) which was destroyed
Was it in 1999 in Belgium?
no this is in germany
The dark bricks are hella pretty, I’d love to see this in newer buildings, normal bring w dark bricks
The “dark bricks” are actually the original ones that were kept after the bombing in ww2. It wasnt built in 2005, it was re-built in 2005 and those “bricks” (massive stone blocks) are dark because they are basically dirty
Well,no, I would have been way off!
Rebuilt in 2005. Misleading title
Why don't they ever bother to power wash the old bricks?
Because then you wouldnt recognize whats old and whats new.
High quality images of architecture.