Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

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  • 1. Frauenkirche

    This masterpiece of Baroque church architecture was completed in 1743. The huge dome set on a smaller square base, known as the Stone Bell, was...Read More

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  • 2. Schlosskirche

    In 1517 an indignant Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses, which attacked the Roman Catholic Church's policy of selling indulgences, to this church's doors. Written...Read More

  • 3. Thomaskirche

    The stained glass windows attest to the fact that Johan Sebastian Bach served as choirmaster at this Gothic church for 27 years, and Martin Luther...Read More

  • 4. Dom St. Peter und Paul

    Perched high above the city and dominating the skyline, this cathedral is the symbol of Naumburg. For the most part constructed during the latter half...Read More

  • 5. Dom St. Petri

    Behind the Rathaus is one of Bautzen's most interesting sights: Dom St. Petri is eastern Germany's only Simultankirche, or "simultaneous church." An early effort to...Read More

  • 6. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    On the southeast side of the upper market lies this pleasant Romanesque church with a Gothic interior, built in 1245. The interior houses an impressive...Read More

  • 7. Franziskanerkirche

    The city's medieval past is recounted in the museum of this former monastery....Read More

  • 8. Frauenkirche

    A set of porcelain bells at the late-Gothic Frauenkirche, on the central Marktplatz, was the first of its kind anywhere when installed in 1929....Read More

  • 9. Georgkirche

    Like other older buildings in downtown Dessau, this Dutch-baroque church, built in 1712, is quite a contrast to the no-nonsense Bauhaus architecture....Read More

  • 10. Herderkirche

    Ask anyone where to find the Church of St. Peter and Paul and they will give you a confused look, but everyone knows the church...Read More

  • 11. Katholische Hofkirche

    The largest Catholic church in Saxony is also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis. Frederick Augustus II (who reigned 1733–63) brought architects and builders...Read More

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  • 12. Kirche St. Peter und Paul

    Perched high above the river is one of Saxony's largest late-Gothic churches, dating to 1423. The real draw is the church's famous one-of-a-kind organ, built...Read More

  • 13. Kreuzkirche

    Soaring high above the Altmarkt, the richly decorated tower of the baroque Kreuzkirche dates back to 1792, but Dresden's main Protestant church has graced this...Read More

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  • 14. Mariendom

    This cathedral's Romanesque origins (foundations can be seen in the crypt) are best preserved in the choir's glorious stained-glass windows and beautifully carved stalls, and...Read More

  • 15. Nikolaikirche

    This church, with its rough undistinguished facade, was center stage during the demonstrations that helped bring down the Communist regime. Every Monday for months before...Read More

  • 16. Nikolaikirche

    Near the porcelain works, this church holds the largest set of porcelain figures ever crafted (8¼ feet tall) as well as the remains of early...Read More

  • 17. St. Marien Kirche

    In 1225 the Thuringian count Ludwig IV erected the St. Marien Kirche as a triple-naved basilica and the only church within the city walls. The...Read More

  • 18. St. Severus

    This Gothic church has an extraordinary font, a masterpiece of intricately carved sandstone that reaches practically to the ceiling. It's linked to the cathedral by...Read More

  • 19. St. Wenceslas

    The parish church of St. Wenceslas dominates the southern end of the Markt. A church has stood on this spot since 1218, but the current...Read More

  • 20. Stadtkirche St. Marien

    From 1514 until his death in 1546, Martin Luther preached two sermons a week in the twin-tower Stadtkirche St. Marien. He and Katharina von Bora...Read More

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