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Dresden: River Sightseeing Boat Cruise

1. Dresden: River Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Discover Dresden's charm and history on a boat cruise down the Elbe River. See the Elbe Valley's most beautiful landmarks and the historic old town of Dresden on this sightseeing boat cruise. Begin at the Terrassenufer and discover the three Elbe palaces: Albrechtsberg Palace, Eckberg Palace, and the Lingner Palace. Travel to the Loschwitz Villa Quarter and pass four of the famous Elbe Bridges, including Loschwitz Bridge, affectionately known as the "Blue Wonder".

Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Dresden, the capital of the beautiful state of Saxony, on a double-decker bus and get off as often as you like at any of the 22 stops to see the sights there. Take advantage of several activities included with your ticket, such as an evening cruise, a night watchman tour, or a children's city tour, as well as entrance fees to various monuments. Begin your journey at the main Postplatz/Zwinger stop or any of the other stops. Decide for yourself whether you would like to take part in a continuous 90-minute city tour past Dresden's most important monuments, or choose to hop off the bus at any point of interest and take a closer look at the respective attraction or monument. Visit the world's most beautiful dairy shop, Pfunds Dairy. Continue to enjoy a guided tour of the Dresden Zwinger, a baroque building complex with gardens that was one of the most important buildings of its time. Another highlight of your excursion is the visit to the Fürstenzug, a monumental image of a cavalcade on 23,000 ceramic tiles considered the largest porcelain image in the world. What's more, listen to interesting explanations about the famous Dresden Frauenkirche, which you will get to know during an outdoor tour. On sunny days, enjoy impressive views of historic Dresden and the Elbe from the open roof of the bus, a perfect position for taking dreamy souvenir photos.

World of Panoramas: Dresden's Baroque Era

3. World of Panoramas: Dresden's Baroque Era

Experience a trip through time to Dresden's heyday. Enjoy a fascinating world of panoramas. In 2003 and 2006 respectively, Asisi created the world's largest panoramas in Leipzig and Dresden. Both are in the historically-protected former gasometer. The focus of Yadegar Asisi's 360° Panorama of the Baroque halcyon days of Dresden is the daily life of citizens, shopkeepers, fishermen, servants and craftspeople in the Saxon town. He compresses the time from around 1695 to 1760 into an artistic snapshot of the Baroque era in Dresden. Immerse yourself in the past and see the scenes with historic characters like Peter the Great, Johann Friedrich Böttger, the inventor of porcelain, Johann Sebastian Bach or the court jester Joseph Fröhlich. See the arrival of the Sistine Madonna in 1754. Forgotten everyday moments with woodsmen and washerwomen along the Elbe, as well as sedan bearers, comedians and many more make this a real artistic representation of the era. The night variation also offers a glittering view. On display until 6th of January 2019.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

4. Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

Enjoy an insightful tour of Dresden's main highlights that brings Saxon history to life. Learn compelling stories of the heydays and current events told in an exciting and humorous way by your professional guide. Meet your guide in the city center and get kitted out with headphones to hear them clearly before setting off together on your walking tour. First, experience the city's famous buildings on a tour of the historic old town. See Stallhof and Fürstenzug, the historic Neumarkt, Schlossplatz, and Catholic Hofkirche. Step inside the Frauenkirche (The Church of our Lady) and learn about the alter, the stunning murals and the historic crypt. Marvel at the baroque splendor of the unusual nave and the impressive lower church. Then, head over to Theaterplatz which boasts the Royal Palace and Semper Opera. Enjoy a stroll across the Brühlsche Terrasse with a view of the beautiful Elbe landscape. After this, continue the tour into the Zwinger District and experience the Saxon Baroque. Enjoy up-close views of the impressive sandstone sculptures which reveal many historic stories. Learn about the former function of the statues, the festival culture at the court of Augustus the Strong, and its current use as a museum.

Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

5. Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

Discover the historic old town of Dresden aboard a ship and admire the most beautiful sites of the Elbe Valley. Start off at Terrassenufer and see the three famous castles: Albrechtsberg, Eckberg, and Lingner Castle, along the Elbe on the way to the villa quarter Loschwitz. Pass the 4 famous Elbe bridges, whose histories affect the city up until now. The most memorable bridge is called Blue Wonder, which gets its name because of the color. Soak up the views of the impressive Pillnitz Palace as your boat drops anchor for roughly twenty minutes. It was built in the 18th century under the Elector of Saxony August the Strong and is now the site of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Arts and Crafts) as well as the Schlossmuseum (Castle Museum).

Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

6. Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

Experience an unforgettable Trabi safari in Dresden. Whether in a bright red convertible or the sky-blue limousine – a city tour in one of the legendary vehicles is great fun for young and old. Discover the city from a unique perspective and experience a touch of Trabi fever. In a convoy of up to 6 Trabis, you can enjoy the driving experience behind the wheel. After a short technical introduction in German to the secrets of the 4-speed revolver gear system you can set off on the tour. Take a leisurely drive in your preferred Trabi across the last cobbled remnants of Dresden. Explore the famous sights in Dresden’s old town, experience your own “Blue Wonder” (one of the famous bridges over the Elbe river), and explore the districts of Loschwitz and Weißer Hirsch. See the beautiful palaces and drive through the Gründerzeit district of Äußere Neustadt.

From Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cruise to Königstein Fortress

7. From Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cruise to Königstein Fortress

Witness the versatility of „Dresden Elbe” and the Saxon Switzerland with a cruise between Dresden and Königstein. From bizarrely shaped rock formations via opulent wine-growing districts and fascinating baroque palaces through to the unique skyline of Dresden. Only the city center of Dresden, with the Frauenkirche, Semperoper, and the Brühl´s Terrace, presents priceless views. Above that, you can discover the three beautiful Elbe castles and the Pillnitz Palace and Park along the riverbanks of the Elbe while driving.  In Saxon Switzerland await the cities Pirna, Stadt Wehlen and Kurort Rathen and also Königstein to be spotted. Here you can admire the world-famous “Festung Königstein”, which is 250 meters high and looks back at a history of more than 700 years. This tour offers different options for traveling, like a round trip or single trips with start in Dresden or Königstein. Please check the several journey times.

Dresden: 75-Minute Trabi Safari

8. Dresden: 75-Minute Trabi Safari

Whether you ride in a fiery-red Trabant Cabrio or a sky-blue limousine, an unforgettable experience and lots of fun await you on this 75-minute city tour riding in the official vehicle of East Germany! On this 75-minute Trabi safari, you’ll squeeze behind the steering wheel and drive one of these unique vehicles yourself, joining a convoy of up to 6 colorful Trabis. First off, you’ll have a short technical introduction to the secrets of the 4-speed manual gearbox, and then you’re off on a discovery tour of Dresden, maneuvering the vehicle over the last cobblestone streets of the city. You’ll experience Dresden from a unique perspective, and before the second bend, everyone with you will be a Trabi fan! Every first-time driver also gets a free Trabi driving license.

Dresden: Historical City Tour of Dresden and Frauenkirche

9. Dresden: Historical City Tour of Dresden and Frauenkirche

Discover historical Dresden ‒ the so-called "Florence on the Elbe." Start your tour at the Dresden Castle and walk towards Dresden's famous landmark: the Church of Our Lady. Admire the elaborately and completely restored church not only from the outside, but get the chance to take a look at its magnificent interior. Continue to Fürstenzug, an important part of Saxon history, and to the stable yard of the Dresden Castle. Get an insight into the imposing building and get a glance at the Taschenbergpalais. Not to be missed on a tour like this is the Zwinger, a late Baroque masterpiece. En route, learn interesting and amusing facts about Augustus the Strong, before the tour ends at the Theater Square with the cathedral and the Semper Opera House. Please note that this tour will be conducted in German.

Dresden: Couples Adventure App and Self-Guided Tour

10. Dresden: Couples Adventure App and Self-Guided Tour

Go on an adventure in Dresden with your partner or best friend and get to know them more intimately. Download the app, then head to the city center. Walk or bike to different sites, answer questions about each other, and solve small tasks. Do a tour that is guaranteed to bring you closer. Start your tour in front of the Dresden Frauenkirche. Follow a route through the city that is off the beaten track. Go to different locations and carry out a small task at each one. Have fun asking and answering interesting hypothetical questions and learn more about your teammate and yourself. Complete challenges and collect points as you go, working as a team. Take in the atmosphere of the city and have fun exploring the spots where the locals hang out. Avoid large crowds by looking at the attractions from the outside. Once you have finished, solve the bonus tasks available on the app.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 364 reviews

all in all it was nice. However, if it's autum season and one plans to sit on upper open deck, one has to have warm clothes. Also, the drinks are a bit expensive (more expensive than your usual bar).

wir hatten eine fantastische zeit zu zweit. man sollte etwas mehr zeit einplanen als in der beschreibung steht.

Nice way to spend a couple of hours, seeing a few of the sights, with some commentary and drinks!

a nice hop on hop off bus tour service and a lot of bus frequency per stop

Our guide, a woman, forgot her name ,,sorry, was excellent,,,,,