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  • Dresden: Semperoper Tickets and 45-Minute Guided Tour

    1. Dresden: Semperoper Tickets and 45-Minute Guided Tour

    Visit the Semperoper in Dresden with its long history and elegant architecture. Embark on a guided tour through this historic opera and uncover the prestige and history behind each turn.

    Begin at the beautiful Semperoper in Dresden and admire the magnificent architecture in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Explore ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style.

    Discover the great acoustics in the elaborate auditorium and learn about the rich history of this grand building. Experience the atmosphere in one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in the world, a truly unforgettable experience.

    An important landmark that you can only fully appreciate when you have seen the inside as well as the outside and the very interesting historical context

  • Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    2. Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    Experience an interesting tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Let your German-speaking guide share the countless interesting cultural highlights of Dresden with you on this tour and discover the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche and the newly-established Neumarkt.

    very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.

  • Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

    3. Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

    Discover the historic city of Dresden on a walking tour, including a guided tour of the Semperoper. Begin your trip at Dresden Castle and go to the most famous landmark of the entire city: Frauenkirche. Marvel at the elabortely restored church from the outside and have a look at its splendid interior. Continue to the Procession of Princes, a crucial part of Saxon history, and to the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle. Get an idea of what this impressive buildings looks like inside and see the Taschenbergpalais. Undoubtedly, a walking tour through Dresden would not be the same without seeing the Zwinger. Hear interesting and entertaining stories about Augustus II the Strong, before the tour ends at the theater square with its cathedral. Next, explore the famous Semperoper, the Saxon State Opera and court opera, on a 1-hour guided tour.

    Die Führung mit Natalie war sehr informativ, geschichtlich interessant und dabei auch noch richtig unterhaltsam - Dank Natalie's Art zu erzählen. Absolut zu empfehlen! Würde ich jederzeit wieder machen.

  • Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    4. Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    Explore Dresden's beautiful Old Town at dusk and follow the historical night watchman on his rounds. At nightfall, the hour of the night watchman strikes. His horns rings in narrow alleys, the light of his lantern penetrates the darkness. With his halberd, he protects the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters even in the darkest corners. Look forward to an entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Furthermore, take a look at the beautiful sights of the city. See the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger, walk over the palace square and get a glimpse of the Brühlschen Terrassen.

    Very entertaining, the guide did a great job of improvising to account for traffic, construction and other everyday interruptions. Loved her character.

  • Dresden: Grand City Tour by Red Double-Decker Bus

    5. Dresden: Grand City Tour by Red Double-Decker Bus

    Experience the many fascinating sides of Dresden on a city tour in an original red double-decker bus. See the thoroughly restored Baroque new town and Europe's largest late-19th-century district, the Äußere Neustadt. Visit the most beautiful dairy in the world, Pfunds Molkerei, and enjoy a little refreshment there. Get to know the Großen Garten, the villa districts of Blasewitz and Loschwitz east of the city and of course the "Blue Wonder" bridge. Enjoy a view of the city from the banks of the Elbe, the 3 Elbe Palaces and the cableway and funicular.

  • Dresden: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

    6. Dresden: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

    Meet your guide, the night watchman of Dresden, in front of the Zwinger. Underneath his lantern light, explore the city and learn stories about the old Dresden. Hear tales of the Zwinger, an impressive baroque palace. Delight in your guide’s colorful anecdotes as your pass by Dresden’s stately baroque theater, the Semperosa.  Admire the Fürstenzug, a gorgeous mural depicting a procession of the rulers of Saxony. See the Frauenkirche, a majestic Lutheran church topped with an impressive dome. Get to know the city in a unique way that combines theater with a traditional tour, creating an unforgettable experience.

    Children and adults enjoyed this entertaining walk through Dresden's history and beautiful old town. Our guide has a great knowledge about the Saxon mobility and explained everything in a very enjoyable way. We could listen him for hours.

  • Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master

    7. Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master

    When night falls over Dresden, and darkness entwines the alleys, the dungeon master comes out of his cave. His scary stories about all sorts of abominations will send a shiver down your spine. Let yourself in for an introduction into the criminal world — the dungeon master is always looking for his assistant and successor. Explore Dresden by night and see the spookies corners of the city. Listen to stories and anecdotes of macabre murders, and risky raids of plunder. Let the dungeon master lead you on a wayward path of exploration through the darker side of the city, and wander the alleys of the city center under the light of the moon.

    Es war lustig, der guide ist super. Eine gute Ergänzung zu einer der Tagestouren. Corona macht alles jedoch weniger interaktiv.

  • Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

    8. Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

    Meet your guide at the Golden Rider, where your off-the-beaten-track tour will begin. The Baroque quarter of Dresden is the essence of old Dresden: it's a historic district with many lovingly-restored passages, courtyards, and alleys. Enjoy a guided walk exploring the well-preserved architecture through the narrow streets and romantic courtyards of this neighborhood. Let yourself be carried away by the entertaining stories that your night watchman will tell you and learn more about the transformation of Dresden from the former Altendresden to the inner city of Neustadt. Complete your tour at the Cannalettoblicke, where you can admire the view to the other Elbseite of the old town, which is truly an unforgettable sight. 

    He told the historically development if Dresden in a funny but very informativ way. I was atonished to learn that the old town of Dresden i fact was once the new town and the other way round.

  • Dresden: Historical Walking Tour in German with Coffee

    9. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour in German with Coffee

    Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

    Despite cold amazing way to learn about Budapest. I am grateful for our knowledgeable and motivated lady guide!

  • Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Bastei Bridge Tour by Bus

    10. Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Bastei Bridge Tour by Bus

    Discover the rare beauty and unique biodiversity of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Sit back and relax on the comfortable bus whilst listening to interesting commentary about the national park from your experienced guide. Tour the Bastei rock formation together and then enjoy some free time for your own exploring.  Before the journey to Saxon Switzerland, visit the fairy-tale Pillnitz Palace complex, former summer residence of the Saxon kings. Go on an exciting guided tour of the palace grounds and fantastic photo opportunities await you in this extraordinary ensemble of architecture and garden art. Continue back on the bus and enjoy the beautiful view on the way to Saxon Switzerland and listen to your experienced tour guide who will tell you about the unique flora and fauna as well as the history of the national park. Once arrived at the Bastei, begin your 1-hour guided tour tha...

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What people are saying about Dresden

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It was an absolute pleasure taking this tour with Jan! He did the tour with me even though I was the only person booked onto it. He's such a nice guy and it was such a fun day! The views are incredible. A must-see if you're visiting Dresden. You have to see the lovely scenery for yourself. Would recommend it to everyone! Thanks for the amazing day, Jan.

The explanation of all the sights during the bus tour by the tour guide was very interesting and well presented. It's just a shame that the time at Pillnitz Castle (20 minutes) and on the Bastei (60 minutes) is simply too short to go on a discovery tour yourself.

everything was perfectly planned out by Jan and William from picking me up in the morning, the short hikes around the bastei and prebisch gate, to bringing me home in the evening - I really enjoyed it :)

A trip that should not be missed, especially in the company of Jan and William! The beauty of the places is worth the little effort dedicated to this hike!

very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.