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The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony (Katholische Hofkirche)

The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony (Katholische Hofkirche)
Katholische Hofkirche with Semperoper on the right.

Also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis, the Hofkirche stands as one of Dresden's foremost landmarks. It was built by architect Gaetano Chiaveri from 1738 to 1751. The church was commissioned by Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and king of Poland, and contains the heart of his father, king August the Strong as well as the remains of 49 other members of the Wettin family as well as people who married into the family, such as Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, wife of Anthony of Saxony who is also buried there.

The church was badly damaged during World War II and was restored during the mid-1980s under the East German regime. Today it is the cathedral of the diocese of Dresden-Meißen. It has Silbermann's last and biggest organ and is the largest church in Saxony.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katholische_Hofkirche ]

Address: Theaterplatz,01067 Dresden
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