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Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

Activity provider: WEIßE FLOTTE SACHSEN GmbH

From US$ 24.94 per person

Unwind with a relaxing steamboat cruise down the Elbe – perfect for couples or the whole family. Marvel at the stately castles along the river. See in the sunset on your way back.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Host or greeter
German, English
Audio guide included
English, German


  • Lean back and enjoy peaceful boat trip along the Elbe
  • Listen to the history of Dresden as you roll down the river
  • Pass by the 4 Bridges of the Elbe, and the famous “Blue Wonder"
  • See the castles of the Loschwitzer district
Full description
Gently roll down the Elbe on a relaxing boat trip to Pillnitz and back. Sit back and relax as you float by the scenic landscapes of the Elbe Valley. See the Albrechtsberg castle, the Eckberg castle, the Lingner Castle and the Blue Bridge. Start your tour by boarding a historical steamship in the Terrasanufer, located in the heart of Dresden. Admire the stately manors of the Loschwitzer district. In the 1920s and ’30s, the district was the most expensive living area in all of Europe. Marvel at the vineyards that line the banks of the Elbe. Pass by the 4 famous bridges of the Elbe. Listen to the onboard commentary and learn about the history of the area. Take a peek at your steamboat’s engine. Look down into the engine room and watch the pistons as they propel the boat forward. This is an authentic steamboat, not a replica. Be mesmerized by the soft glow of the evening light at your return to the old city center. Enjoy food and drinks available for purchase onboard.
  • Boat trip
  • Audio commentary and stories via App
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfer to and from the Pier
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point is the Servicestation Terrassenufer at the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt. The starting pier is shown at the timetable at pier #2.

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What to bring

  • Student card
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 168 reviews

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The trip was super relaxing, the scenery in the setting sun was unique, the service on board was quick and friendly. Unfortunately, the crew did not provide any information about the sights - we were referred to a corresponding app, but we still had a view of the landscape we then preferred the smartphone and therefore unfortunately drove without information.

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August 11, 2022

The steamer trip was particularly beautiful in the evening hours. Due to an accident, we only arrived shortly before the start and didn't get a seat outside, inside it was unbearable like in a sauna. Unfortunately we could only stand on deck. Reservations would be better or to make the indoor area bearable in the summer (remove fan, air conditioning or window that is draught). Apart from that, it was very pleasant and we had a beautiful view of the slopes of the Elbe all the way to Pillnitz.

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August 5, 2022

The steamer ride was great, only that get your guide pointed out that you had to pick up the tickets three hours before the start of the trip, and that's total nonsense you get a qr code and that's perfectly adequate! Just show the download and you're done, could have saved me the trip to the ticket counter!

August 28, 2021

Product ID: 217098