Old Market Square, Dresden

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Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

1. Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Take a walking tour of Dresden’s historical Old Town, and go inside the world-famous Semperoper with a local guide. Explore the Semperoper to see its grand Baroque architecture and ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style. Head to, walk around Neumarkt, and explore other highlights like the Zwinger, Dresden Royal Palace, and Frauenkirche. Experience a 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. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house and immerse yourself in its rich history. Guided visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day when performances or other events are not taking place. Next, soak in the ambiance of Dresden Old Town as you follow your guide to cultural highlights such as the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and the newly-established Neumarkt. Warm up with a hot mulled wine (if option selected). Hear about how Dresden worked so hard to reconstruct its historical monuments along the way.

Full day Tour to Dresden with Zwinger visit from Prague

2. Full day Tour to Dresden with Zwinger visit from Prague

Dresden's beauty disappeared during bombing raids on the nights of Feb 13th and 14th, 1945. But, as many other cities, Dresden has risen from the ashes like mythical phoenix, and is now restored to its original beauty. Ater enjoying a 3-hour drive you will arrive in Dresden. The tour begins in the historc center where you will visit the Zwinger. Gaze at the Zwinger Gallery's collection of famous masters. See the Sistine Madonna by Raphael along with paintings by Tizian, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach the Elder and of several Flemish artists. Next, view the rest of the Palace before visiting the rebuilt Church of the Virgin Mary. After your guided tour enjoy free time for lunch or shopping before returning to Prague.

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What people are saying about Old Market Square, Dresden

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,371 reviews

It is advisable to purchase a photo license at the ticket office for an additional 3 euros so that you can also photograph the inside of the magnificent Semperoper. The tour was informative, in the opera as well as on the Altmarkt and although I have been to Dresden countless times, I learned a lot of new and interesting facts from history. The guide spoke in a relaxed and entertaining way. The tour is highly recommended.

At short notice to Dresden with a €9 ticket. On site, a quick look at what is possible on a tour or guided tour of the city. Lo and behold, the Semperoper and city tour was free, quick and uncomplicated, as always booked. The lady explained a lot very well, including insider knowledge. So the time flew by, we got to know downtown Dresden. 3 euros photo fee for the photo license in the Semperoper is a good investment.

We had a great, very entertaining tour of the Semperoper and also through the old town of Dresden. The guide (unfortunately he didn't tell us his name) was very well read, very good pronunciation and knew how to keep us on track as a group despite the great heat.

We had a great tour of the Semperoper and the old town. In the Semperoper it is worth buying the 3€ for permission to take photos. The tour of the old town is very informative and you learn a lot about the baroque era and the history of Dresden.

Ms. Lange guided us through the old town of Dresden with great passion and told us a lot about the history of Dresden, the Zwinger, the Residenzschloss, the procession of princes and especially the Semperoper. You can tell she loves her city.