on Destination Germany
Built between 1726 and 1743. Destroyed in 1945. Reconstruction began in 1994. The reunification of Germany 25 years ago and the reconstruction of the Church of Our Lady are inextricably linked. Thanks to donations from more than 600,000 people around the world, the city was able to rebuild what is arguably the most famous church in northern Europe. This monumental sandstone construction was officially reopened in 2005. Today the Church of Our Lady is an icon of German unity and a compelling example of civic engagement.
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