Russian Orthodox Church, Dresden

Russian Orthodox Church, Dresden

The Dresden Russian Orthodox Church served as the place of worship for Russian ambassadors to the Kingdom of Saxony from 1874. The church is dedicated to St. Simeon Stylites or the St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountains.

The Russian Orthodox Church has the architectural style of orthodox churches in the 16th and 17th century. The church is located in the southern suburbs of Dresden which was the area preferred by foreign residents of the city. It was designed and built by Julius von Bosse and Karl Weissbach between 1872 and 1874. The brick church has five blue onion domes that depict Christ and four evangelists. The structure has an impressive façade with a golden cupola and a 40 meter tall bell tower. The church also has Russian orthodox icons that are over 200 years old. The building was damaged during the World War II bombing raids and was completely restored in the 90s.

The Russian Orthodox Church in Dresden has a congregation of 1000 worshippers. Famous Russians who attended mass in the past include writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky whose daughter was baptized here. There are also records of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff and Mikhail Brakunin having worshipped at the church. The church is under the rule of the patriarch of Moscow and visits are arranged only by appointment.

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Sight Name: Russian Orthodox Church
Sight Location: Dresden, Germany (See walking tours in Dresden)
Sight Type: Religious
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