Dresden
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Our most recommended Dresden Night Tours

  • Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    1. 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.

  • Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    2. 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: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

    6. Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

    Join this entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Follow the historical Night Watchman on their rounds through winding alleys, hidden backyards and along famous sights on both sides of the Elbe river. Experience the uncanny sites of Dresden in the flickering lantern lights against a spectacular backdrop steeped in history. Discover the secrets of the city as the Night Watchman tells you of powerful rulers, influential courtesans and the splendour of the Saxon Court.

  • Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

    7. Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

    Experience the perfect combination of dining and walking on a tour of Dresden's old town. Enjoy a traditional meal of food from Saxony and savor the excellent beers of the region.   Choose from 4 dishes, including a delicious Saxon Sauerbraten (marinated tenderloin), red cabbage and potato dumplings. Savor the flavors of a tasty Freiberger Biergulasch (pork goulash) with pickled cabbage and Bohemian yeast dumplings. Alternatively, indulge yourself with a trout dish, served with red cabbage and parsley potatoes or choose the vegetarian option of a cheese spaetzle with onion, fresh parsley and melted cheese.  Complement your meal with a beer or wine before making your way to the meeting point to enjoy a 1.5-hour walking tour with the night watchman of Dresden.

  • Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

    8. Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

    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 ret...

  • Dresden: Theatrical Poison, Ghosts, and Demons Tour

    9. Dresden: Theatrical Poison, Ghosts, and Demons Tour

    After meeting with your theatrical guide for the evening, your entertaining experience will begin. You will travel with your host, learning of their story as you discover the city of Dresden. "Once as a young beauty she tied the elector John George III. to her by a spell of love. Lavished on gold and favor she arranged the relationship between her daughter and the heir to the throne John George IV. So much luck could not be given by chance, the people told." This is your opportunity to experience Dresden's Old Town in a different light, having a fictional tale brought to life by an entertaining actress.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,028 reviews

The food was excellent in the Freiberg Schankhaus. The staff was really nice. We liked the fact that the meeting point with the night watchman took place less than 2 hours later at another meeting point 400 m away. We were so accepted that we were very grateful for a short walk to the meeting point. The night watchman tour was interesting and fun. We spent almost two hours on the road, saw a lot and heard many interesting stories from our night watchman Gerold. Since all the sights are close to each other, attending them is not a problem at all for people who are not good at walking. All in all, a successful, great thing

We were very enthusiastic about the 1 1/2 hour night watchman tour through Dresden's Neustadt. You really got to know many corners of Neustadt that you didn't know about before. The night watchman conveyed a lot of information in a very funny way, great fun listening to him.

Participated today - a great lady was at the start .. just great with a lot of wit and knowledge - according to the motto it couldn't be better :-)

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

Very interesting city tour with night watchman Klaus. Everyone had a lot of fun