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Sophienkirche

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Identification

Sophienkirche
102457

Structure in General

church
demolished [destroyed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • After the closing of the monasteries during the Reformation, it was reconsecrated as a Protestant church in 1602 on the initiative of a widowed noblewoman named Sophie.
  • Heavily damaged during WWII, it was demolished by the East German government after considerable protest by local residents.
  • Originally a Franciscan Church, its construction began sometime before 1265.
  • The towers were built with an open stone grill which was later replaced by solid stone.
  • The western towers were a Neo-Gothic addition to what was once one of Dresden's oldest churches.

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Location

Postplatz
Dresden
Saxony
Germany

Technical Data

217.19 ft
217.19 ft
1864
1866
1963

Involved Companies

C. F. Arnold
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