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Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

From US$ 29.42 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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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
  • 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
  • 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

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

4.4 /5

based on 104 reviews

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Was his money worth it? Friendly staff and delicious drinks and food on board the tour. And the view was wonderful too, you have to experience it. However, you have to consider that you have to show the online ticket at the ticket counter to get a real ticket, so plan a little more time.

June 6, 2019

Great trip

The tour was beautiful and well worth it. Be careful when booking online. That all works out, but you have to queue up at the till despite booking online in advance and you get the tickets after you have submitted your booking confirmation. Our calculated time savings have been shattered again. Nevertheless, it was a successful experience.

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July 26, 2016

Die Danpferfahrt war prima, nur das man bei get your guide drauf hingewiesen wird das man die Karten drei Stunden vor Fahrtbeginn abholen muss, und das ist totaler Quatsch man bekommt eine qr Code und das ist vollkommen ausreichend! Einfach herunterladen vorzeigen und fertig, hätte mir die Fahrt zum Ticket schalter sparen können!

August 28, 2021

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