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Golden Rider, Dresden

Golden Rider, Dresden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

1. Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

Step back in time as you explore the Baroque quarter of Dresden on a guided walking tour. See how Dresden has transformed over time as you uncover traces of this fascinating city's past.  Meet your guide at the Golden Rider, where your off-the-beaten-track tour begins. Discover the essence of old Dresden as you pass thorugh the historic district's many lovingly-restored passages, courtyards, and alleys.  Admire well-preserved architecture as your walk through narrow, winding streets. Let yourself be carried away by the entertaining stories that your night watchman will tell you and learn more about the transformation of Dresden. Trace a path 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. 

Dresden Neustadt: Scavenger Hunt Self Guided Tour

2. Dresden Neustadt: Scavenger Hunt Self Guided Tour

Take part in the city game of Dresden and explore the city with fun and good vibes How the city game works: In the game box, you find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions, you walk around Dresdner Neustadt. You have to solve the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As solution for the puzzles, you get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. You don't know in advance, in what sequence the tasks of the scavenger hunt have to be solved. Detailed background information on the history, current use and much more is provided for each sight. You decide for yourself, when you start your scavenger hunt tour of the city of Dresden and how long you want to linger in every place. Enjoy an enigmatic and extraordinary tour. You can pause the game at any time and even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day of your choosing - whatever works best for you. On your path, numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to linger, if your feet are tired or you need some time to think. Experience the trendy and cultural district with this scavenger hunt in an extraordinary way. An adventure for the whole family. What sights are waiting for your? The Neustadt Route of the city game Dresden guides you through the neighborhoods of inner and outer Neustadt, located right opposite the wonderful old town of Dresden. In inner Neustadt, you can discover landmarks such as the Golden Rider (Goldener Reiter) and the baroque district around Königstraße. Also climbing up the tower of the Dreikönigskirche is worth it. From there, you have wonderful views of Dresden's old town. But outer Neustadt is worth a visit as well. Primarily known as scene district with countless bars, it also boasts the world's most beautiful dairy shop: "Pfunds Molkerei". Kunsthofpassage with its unique themed indoor courtyards will enchant you. Additionally, there are a variety of small and unusual shops to explore during the city game. You will experience the way of life of the residents of Dresden's Neustadt and let yourself be enchanted by the flair of the quarter. During your scavenger hunt, many cafés, pubs and restaurants invite you to linger. Take a break, whenever you like. The start and end point of the Neustadt Route, the original tour of the city in the manner of a scavenger hunt, is the Albertsplatz. The Neustadt Route of the city game is perfectly suited for strollers and for wheelchair users. All of the attractions on this route are wheelchair-accessible. You don't need a date for your scavenger hunt. Simply order the city game box and let it be shipped to you or pick it up during opening hours (after prior arrangement) and your tour can begin.

Dresden Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Dresden Highlights Private Walking Tour

Stops on your private tour include the stunning Frauenkirche (“Church of Our Lady”), a Lutheran church that boasts one of the largest domes in Europe, as well as the spectacular Semperoper opera house, where famed composers Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss first presented their works to the public. You’ll also see the Zwinger palace gardens, a Rococo-style complex dating back to the early 1700s, and the Green Vault, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe (inside on demand). And you’ll wander through Neumarkt, the city’s historic center that was almost completely destroyed in the Allied bombings of the Second World War. Your local guide will also lead you on a stroll along Elbufer, the beautiful northern banks of the Elbe River, for some gorgeous views of the Dresden skyline. Then, your private tour will take you through the Neustadt, or the “New City” of Dresden — although it’s not quite so “new.” This neighborhood has been around since the 1700s! You’ll explore this baroque area, stopping at sites like the Goldener Reiter (“Golden Rider”), which depicts King August the Strong, the Dreikönigskirche (“Three Kings’ Church”), which is a listed cultural monument, and Pfunds Dairy, which is “the most beautiful dairy shop in the world,” according to the Guinness Book of Records. You’ll also visit the surreal Kunsthofpassage, one of the most refreshingly artistic spaces in the Neustadt. This outdoor art exhibition featuring works like the famous funnel wall that turns rain into music. A visit inside the Panometer is also essential, with its 360-degree paintings by artist Yadegar Asisi that show the history of Dresden (on demand). By the end of your half-day private tour, you’ll have taken in all the highlights of Dresden — and no doubt picked a few places you’d like to return to! About Our Guides Our Dresden tour guides are more than just guides — they are true city characters who live and breathe local life here in Dresden. With their rich knowledge of Dresden art, architecture, and culture, they won’t just show you the sites, but will also tell you the stories hidden beneath them.

Dresden: Best Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local

4. Dresden: Best Photogenic Spots Tour with a Local

Come with me to discover the city of Dresden through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Zwinger Palace to Markthalle at Neustadt. We will walk through Old Town, lose ourselves to the beauty of Semper Opera and enjoy the stunning view from Brühl's Terrace. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Dresden, you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Dresden and the unique beauty it has to offer! Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

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What people are saying about Golden Rider, Dresden

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 409 reviews

Even as a Dresdener, the tour was very informative and entertaining. The guide passed on knowledge in an absolutely interesting and amusing way. Both history and cutting-edge topics were taken up and the new town was presented very well, including places that you have never seen before. In any case, we took a lot with us and can recommend the tour without reservation.

We really enjoyed the night watchman tour! We were surprised what there is to marvel at in Neustadt. The night watchman was great. He did great! It is highly recommended to anyone who would like to get to know Dresden in a different way!

We had the night watchman tour in the baroque district, our night watchman was great.

Great night hike with lots of information about the city of Dresden Thank you

Very interesting lecture seasoned with a lot of humor and heart.