Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
+49 351 6560 6100
Built in 1726-43 by George Bähr, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) is one of Germany's greatest architectural monuments. It became famous for hosting organ recitals given by J.W. Bach in the 1730's and went on to dominate the city skyline for over two centuries until being destroyed in the great air-raid of 1945. All the rubble was gathered up and kept in storage, although the church remained a ruin for some fifty years. Rebuilding began in 1990, with a projected completion by 2006. Free guided tours around the building site include a fascinating exhibition outlining the past, present and future of the church.