Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Experience the colorful hustle and bustle of the Dresden Christmas markets! See the most beautiful places in Old Town and learn about Dresden Stollen, Pflaumentoffel (dried fruit figurines) and Ore Mountain woodcarvings while surrounded by enticing scents and sparkling lights. Your journey begins at Neumarkt with the famous Frauenkirche, then to Stallhof with the medieval Christmas market, followed by the Procession of Princes. After this you will go to the Royal Palace, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger and finally the Striezelmarkt. Visit the three most beautiful Christmas markets with their gorgeous huts and sweet treats and stroll through the world-famous squares of Dresden's Old Town. Your guide will show you the world of Saxony's Christmas traditions. See the world's largest Christmas pyramid and an enormous, Saxon Schwibbogen (candle holder) and visit the Dresden Stollen bakery.
Take a tour of Leipzig and get to know the city through its food. Delight in a pinch of culture, smell the scent of fresh coffee, and be charmed by the tunes of talented street musicians while seeing the city's sights. Stops on this tour include visits to Thomas and Nikolai churches, the market square, and detours through Leipzig's numerous arcades and interior oases. While in the arcades experience Leipzig's 500-year-old trade history that's accumulated a diverse array of influences on the city's food. During the tour try local foods at five to six different tasting stations.
Explore the interesting old town of Leipzig on this private walking tour. Learn more about the history of the nearly 1000-year-old trade fair city. Look back at long-lasting traditions that are reflected in the buildings of the city. All German book publishers had an office in Leipzig – for this reason Leipzig is known as the “City of Books”. Many musicians lived and worked here, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelsohn Bartholdy, and Robert and Clara Schumann. The buildings of the historical city center portray this vibrant mix and provide many interesting corners to discover. See old and new buildings from various periods of style directly next to one another. Discover the most beautiful sights in the city including the Market Square with the old town hall, the New City Hall, and St. Thomas Church with the Bach Monument. Stroll across Augustusplatz, admire the opera house and the G...
Start the Christmas season in style with a tour through the winter landscape of the Erzgebirge. Get the chance to admire lovingly decorated villages and towns on your way to the quaint mining town of Annaberg Buchholz. Here you will have the opportunity to meet a wood artist who will teach you about their traditional craft. Visit the St. Annenchurch or the manufacturer of the dreamers with one of the most remarkable wood-art collections in Europe. During the trip you will taste some local delicacies and learn more about the secret Christmas traditions of the locals. You also have the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets in Annaberg-Buchholz. There, you can buy gifts for your loved ones before you go to Leipzig.
There’s no better activity during the festive season than exploring a traditional German Christmas market in Dresden. After being picked up from your accommodation in Prague in a group of no more than 8 people, drive for 2 hours to reach your festive destination. Explore the Dresden Christmas Market, the oldest yuletide market in Germany known locally as “Striezelmarkt”. Sip on warming German mulled wine as you go. Allow your local English-speaking guide to lead you on a walking tour through the city, passing all the highlights before stopping to dine on a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Along your journey, stop off at the stunning Saxon Switzerland National Park and take in breathtaking views over the Elbe canyon from The Bastei. Take an easy walk across the famous sandstone bridge in the national park and admire the ruins of the old rock castle from the 12th century. Get...
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We had a very good private tour! In addition to historical facts, Falk also told us many smaller details and stories. The private tour had the huge advantage that our guide fully responded to our questions and needs, picked us up from the hotel and was also flexible in terms of time - really recommendable!
Great culinary tour with a very committed, competent and amusing native-born woman who made time fly by. We liked the specialties served and we would do this tour again at any time.
I highly recommend this private tour. My guide was patient with my desire to practice German. Great way to get to know the city!!!!
Falk Hartwig was a excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly.