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Dresden: Historic Walking Tour "Florence on the Elbe"

Dresden: Historic Walking Tour "Florence on the Elbe"

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Discover Dresden or "Florence on the Elbe" during this historical walking tour and follow the footsteps of Augustus the Strong. Learn more about the poetry of Dresden's Baroque period and visit the Church of Our Lady and Dresden Castle.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Explore historical Dresden and follow in the footsteps of Augustus the Strong
  • Experience the whole splendor of the Baroque period in Dresden up-close and admire the impressive landmarks of the city
  • Visit Dresden Castle, see the interior of the Church of Our Lady and discover the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and the cathedral
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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.
  • Walking tour
  • German-speaking guide
  • Short guided tour at the Dresden Castle
  • Guided tour at the Zwinger
  • Visit of the Church of Our Lady (depending on the opening hours)
  • Museum visit
  • Entrance to the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

In front of the Dresden Castle, at the corner of Schlossstraße and Taschenberg, under the sign.

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Important information

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  • Visit of the Church of Our Lady will be dependent on the opening hours
  •  Dogs are not allowed inside the churches
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4.8 /5

based on 282 reviews

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Very varied tour

Ms. Blau led us through "her" Dresden with a lot of humor and very interesting stories and made the 1 1/2 hour tour very varied and memorable. Their efforts to build bridges to the home countries of the people involved in the group showed their great knowledge. Despite the heat (38 ° C), she made an effort to bring us all a bit closer to Dresden and she succeeded in an exemplary manner. Thank you for the much information

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August 18, 2015

Great tour for Dresden beginners

The tour is recommended to get an overview of the historical highlights of Dresden and then to decide to take a closer look at one or the other. Nathalie shares her extensive historical knowledge in an entertaining way without getting bored. Sometimes the jumps in history were a bit quick to understand the connections, so only 4 out of 5 stars.

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July 5, 2015

Wir haben uns ganz spontan zu der Stadtführung entschlossen und haben es nicht bereut. Natalie hat uns mit ihrer erfrischenden Art viel über Dresden erzählt. Und auch die Stadtführung zu Fuß bietet sich in Dresden an, da alle sehenswerten Bauwerke sehr nahe beieinander stehen. Der historische Rundgang bietet sich optimal an, um sich schnell einen Überblick zu verschaffen. Kann ich unbedingt weiterempfehlen :-)

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September 16, 2020

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