For over 200 years, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) symbolised the wealth and belief of Dresden’s citizens. After its destruction in World War II, the Frauenkirche lay dormant in ruins for many years. The ruins were a monument to the horrors of war, but also kept the memory of Europe's most important baroque church alive. After the reunification of Germany, a group of citizen's formed around the famous trumpet player, Prof. Güttler to promote the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche. The enthusiasm of the initiators and the positive reactions from around the world to the “Call from Dresden” were highly contagious. This resulted in a decision to restore the church under the following conditions: It would be financing virtually exclusively from donations, and reconstructed true to the original after archaeological recovery using recycled stones by the 800th anniversary of the City of Dresden in 2006.