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Dresden: Guided City Walk with a Cup of Coffee

1. Dresden: Guided City Walk with a Cup of Coffee

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings the city's past back to life.  Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages. Experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger.  Stroll by top sights like the Residenzschloss and the Fürstenzug. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes, and Stallhof until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

2. Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

Enjoy an insightful tour of Dresden's main highlights that brings Saxon history to life. Learn compelling stories of the heydays and current events told in an exciting and humorous way by your professional guide. Meet your guide in the city center and get kitted out with headphones to hear them clearly before setting off together on your walking tour. First, experience the city's famous buildings on a tour of the historic old town. See Stallhof and Fürstenzug, the historic Neumarkt, Schlossplatz, and Catholic Hofkirche. Step inside the Frauenkirche (The Church of our Lady) and learn about the alter, the stunning murals and the historic crypt. Marvel at the baroque splendor of the unusual nave and the impressive lower church. Then, head over to Theaterplatz which boasts the Royal Palace and Semper Opera. Enjoy a stroll across the Brühlsche Terrasse with a view of the beautiful Elbe landscape. After this, continue the tour into the Zwinger District and experience the Saxon Baroque. Enjoy up-close views of the impressive sandstone sculptures which reveal many historic stories. Learn about the former function of the statues, the festival culture at the court of Augustus the Strong, and its current use as a museum.

Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

3. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

Historical Walking Tour: Travel back in time, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear facts and stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, the vigor of the Renaissance, and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Then, follow your guide to the Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. Chocolate Museum: Included with your tour is entry to Dresden's chocolate museum, which you can visit either before or after your walking tour. Dresden was known as Germany's "capital of chocolate" and is considered to be the place where milk chocolate was invented. From here it was exported worldwide. Experience this delicacy's fascinating history and what really good chocolate is all about. Learn surprising facts about the numerous chocolate factories in 19th-century Dresden. Discover one of the world's largest collections of chocolate moulds by Anton Reiche and trace the long path from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate. Afterward, find out what the first chocolate bars may have tasted like and what really good milk chocolate tastes like today.

Dresden: The Best Of Dresden, City Walking Tour

4. Dresden: The Best Of Dresden, City Walking Tour

Gain fascinating insights into the history of Saxony and its rulers, the house of Wettin, on this guided tour Explore Dresden's past and present in one day as you travel from the Zwinger into the heart of the old town, the Neumarkt and the Church of our Lady. Compliment your journey into Dresden's past with photos and videos of times gone by provided by your guide. During this 120-minute tour, you will discover the history of one of Germany's oldest dynasties, as well as unearthing curious tales of its electors and kings. You'll also enjoy a typical local delicacy, which changes with the seasons and remains a surprise.  After your tour, get recommendations on the best restaurants and bars from your local guide, as well as suggestions on how best to spend the rest of your time in Dresden.

Florence on the Elbe: Tour of Dresden from Berlin

5. Florence on the Elbe: Tour of Dresden from Berlin

Travel from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours on this fantastic day tour. Journey across Neustadt (New Town) and experience the picturesque “Canaletto View” with the Augustus Bridge to the left, the Dresden Cathedral to the right, and the Elbe River in front of you. Crossing over the Augustus Bridge, which offers a breathtaking panorama, you’ll continue on to the Altstadt (Old Town). Here, the Old Market Square, the New Market, and Theaterplatz are home to most of the famous sights, which you can explore on foot. See the Frauenkirche, Brühl's Terrace, the Zwinger with the Kronentor gate and the Semper Gallery, as well as Dresden Castle with the fantastic Green Vault, the Fürstenzug, and the Stallhof. The vaults are among the oldest in Dresden and were only uncovered after the reunification of Germany. You should also not miss out on seeing the Dresden Fortress.

Dresden: Classic Old Town Tour

6. Dresden: Classic Old Town Tour

Experience the beauty of Dresden and discover the historic heart of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. Let this spirited and humorous tour tell you all about the Saxon lifestyle, architecture and culture as wells as the history of Dresden. Stroll the historic street of the old town with your local guide and see the most famous buildings. Enjoy the baroque Zwinger with the Kronentor gate, the famous Semperoper at Theaterplatz, the Taschenbergpalais, Dresden Cathedral, Dresden Castle, the Fürstenzug, the Frauenkirche (with interior visit), the newly-rebuilt Neumarkt, Brühl's Terrace with a view of the state ministries, the new Synagogue, the Altmarkt with the Kulturpalast, and much more.

Astonishing Dresden - Guided Walking Tour

7. Astonishing Dresden - Guided Walking Tour

Discover Brühl’s Terrace, an architectural gem surrounded by fascinating landmarks. From outside, admire the beautiful Frauenkirche Dresden and learn about its heritage that goes back centuries in the past. Explore Neumarkt, Dresden’s cultural melting pot where every corner carries a dose of inspiration and views that need to be admired. Also, learn about its hardships from the past that correlate to events from the Second World War. T hrough storytelling and sightseeing explore the fascinating Dresden Stable Yard, a place where inspiration, art, creativity, and beautiful sites combine. Become familiar with some of the most intriguing events of Saxony’s history as you pass by a captivating mural from the 19th century. In Dresden’s historic center, witness the astonishing Cathedral from the 18th century and admire Dresden’s royal palace. End the tour near one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world where incredible landmarks, monuments and centuries-old heritage is found.

Dresden Highlights Private Trip from Berlin Day by Car

8. Dresden Highlights Private Trip from Berlin Day by Car

Dresden has produced some of the world's most splendid works of art, sculpture and architecture and you can now visit its top attractions on a full-day trip from Berlin! Discover the city’s royal heritage, outstanding religious architecture, and restored historic buildings that testify to Dresden’s reputation as “Florence on the Elbe”. Let us take you on an adventure! Your 10-hour tour will begin with a convenient pickup from your accommodation. We will organize an Experienced Driver and a private vehicle for your round-trip transfer from Berlin. Upon arrival in Dresden, you will meet a Local Guide who knows the must-see sights and hidden gems of the Old Town, along with plenty of historical facts and cultural anecdotes about this “Jewel Box” city. The walking tour will begin at the historic Schlossplatz Square, which features amazing buildings such as the Stallhof with its classical pillars and the famous Procession of Princes mural. Step inside the imposing Dresden Cathedral (Hofkirche) to see the old High Altar and 18th-century sculptures and allegories. Follow your Private Guide to the lavish opera house Semperoper and enter the courtyard of the majestic Zwinger Palace to admire its extraordinary Baroque architecture and gardens. See also the 400-year-old Dresden Castle, a restored royal palace of the Alberine House of Wettin and Kings of Poland. Take a stroll to the Old Market Square to hear amazing stories from medieval times, see the Town Hall and the towering Holy Cross Church, then visit the New Market Square. Admire the beautifully restored city center and step inside its prized jewel - the magnificent Frauenkirche, whose remarkable reconstruction began after the reunification of Germany. Finally, enjoy a walk along Brühl's Terrace, also known as “The Balcony of Europe,” along the Elbe. At the end of the guided tour, you will also have free time to explore on your own, do souvenir shopping or dine at one of Dresden’s many trendy restaurants.

Berlin: Private Dresden Day Trip by a Train

9. Berlin: Private Dresden Day Trip by a Train

Stroll through the best-known spots and discover the real charm of Dresden during a Private Walking Tour with a Guide. Travelling by a comfortable train will be a perfect idea, as you do not have to worry about the traffic. See for yourself why this captivating city is visited by so many tourists from all over the world. Get pick up from your accommodation or start your trip at the station. Travel by a modern, comfortable train and enjoy this hussle-free tour. If you have chosen the Fully Guided option, your Expert Guide will introduce you to the Dresden’s history during the travel. In second option, you will meet your Local 5-Stars Qualified Guide when you get off the train. Begin your walking tour with a visit at one of Dresden’s foremost landmarks. The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, also called the Dresden Cathedral has always been the most important Catholic church of the city. Explore the the Dresden Castle, which for a long time has been the residence of the important electors and kings. Its marvelous mix of different architectural styles from Baroque to Neo-renaissance is really worth visiting. Continue your sightseeing and discover the beautiful Semperoper, the opera house and the concert hall. Its stunning architecture and fascinating history will definitely catch your eye. Visit the richly decorated Zwinger palace and gardens. It is one of the most important buildings of the Baroque period in Germany. Explore the splendor of colours and admire the marvellous architecture. Discover the famous Dresden’s churches - built in Romanesque architecure Kreuzkirche and the Baroque Frauenkirche. Admire their outstanding interior while learning about their history from your 5-Stars Guide. Finish your sighseeing the perfect way with a visit to the Brühl’s Terrace. This charming promenade is a great place for a relaxing walk. There is a lovely view too, as the place is called the Balcony of Europe. Once you wish to enjoy the accompaniment of the Professional Guide the whole way, Private Fully Guided Tour with travelling by a train will be a perfect option for you. Meet your 5-Stars Guide at the train staion and learn more about the Dresden’s history and about passing cities and attractions along the way. The Guide will accompany you throughout the whole walking tour and on the way back to Berlin, with the exception of 1 hour of free time after sightseeing. You can choose an option with a guided tour in Dresden. Enjoy the comfortable car pick-up service from your accommodation, board the train by yourself and meet your Local Guide when you get off. Experience the walking tour of best sites as well and then your Guide will see you off to the station.

From Berlin: Private Guided Day Trip to Dresden

10. From Berlin: Private Guided Day Trip to Dresden

Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony. It was the heart of the Wettin monarchy – a bastion of culture and architectural splendour in the north-east of Germany. The city also became notorious during the Second World War as the victim of savage Allied fire-bombing raids in February of 1945, which effectively wiped the city centre off the map. You will be met by your guide (experienced in leading tours in both Berlin and Dresden) at your hotel in Berlin. From there, you will either travel with a private car, or public transportation, to the city of Dresden. Your guide will provide a commentary of any sites of significance you pass, and also background information to prepare you for your visit to the Saxon capital. When you reach Dresden it’s time for a walking tour of the city centre. Prepare to explore the stunning gardens, colonnades and courtyards of the Versailles-inspired Zwinger buildings, and visit the part-Renaissance, part-Baroque Semper Opera House – one of the city’s cultural gems. Stand in awe of Dresden Castle, with its fairytale towers and crenellations and visit the Saxon Court Church where, legend states, the heart of Augustus the Strong – legendary ruler of Saxony – still beats. You will also walk the length of the Procession of the Princes, a dramatic mural depicting Saxon rulers through the ages, climb up to the dome of the Frauenkirche – Dresden’s most treasured monument, painstakingly reconstructed after it was destroyed in Allied bombing raids in WWII – and more… After the tour of the city you will have some time to explore more of Dresden on your own. Why not visit world-renowned porcelain manufacturer Meissen at one of their flagship stores, the Museum of Military History (widely considered the finest of its kind in Germany), or Pfunds Molkerei – self-proclaimed most beautiful dairy shop in the world? Your guide will be happy to provide more recommendations, and we are also more than happy to organise restaurant or museum/gallery reservations. At the end of the Dresden portion of the excursion you will be go back to Berlin and your hotel.

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based on 71 reviews

Our tour guide, Thomas, was absolutely amazing! He was informative and entertaining. He toured with us an extra hour, and there was not a dull moment—he made everything interesting, telling stories, using pictures, and even using modern-day references so we could better understand Saxon history. He even brought German cake for the tour group! Highly, highly recommend.

We truly enjoyed learning about the history of Dresden through the eyes of an art historian! There were so many things we would have otherwise overlooked while wandering through this beautiful city. Highly recommend!

The tour guide was very good. Extensive information packed in an entertaining way. A total of 130 minutes instead of 100. Great! The free coffee wasn't great. Recommended tour!

Our tour guide was absolutely amazing! He was so kind and funny!

Our guide, a woman, forgot her name ,,sorry, was excellent,,,,,