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Family Port Tour

1. Family Port Tour

Throughout this tour you will receive the answers to your questions about Hamburg’s port, such as why are the merchants’ houses standing in the water? What is inside the famous warehouses in the Speicherstadt? How do the huge ships get into a dry-dock? And what is an “English closet”? Explore Hamburg’s waterfront on foot and by ferry and hear fascinating stories of merchants and pirates, spices and goods from all over the world, and of old ships and modern container vessels. Take a guided walk along the canals and waterways of the historic port area in the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, as well as in the historic Deichstraße. You can also see the famous Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken and enjoy impressive harbor vistas. Throughout your tour you will be able to enjoy the maritime atmosphere along the canals and the river Elbe, taking in stunning views along the way.

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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.

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Dresden: Comedy Tour in Saxon German

3. Dresden: Comedy Tour in Saxon German

Explore Dresden in a humorous way and learn more about the history of the city, told by the last Saxon king. During the tour of Dresden's city center, listen to stories about the difficult education of his wife and kids told in his very own Saxon and quirky manner. With a generous dose of self-irony and an added smirking undertone, he also reports of the mishaps, which happened to him in the professional world as the representative of Saxon and in the arena of diplomacy. Look forward to the beautiful Old Town of Dresden with its stately buildings. See the Semper Opera House and the Zwinger and take a look at the historic Frauenkirche. Drive through the district Blasewitz and see the bridge Blaues Wunder, the Government District and explore the Inner and Outer New Town.

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Dresden: Outdoor Interactive Escape Game

4. Dresden: Outdoor Interactive Escape Game

Experience an exciting and eventful city tour in the form of an interactive game played on a modern iPad. Become a secret agent for the day and use the tools and clues on your iPad to save the city from a contagious virus in just 2 hours. Solve tricky puzzles and work together as a team to make tactical decisions. Each hint and riddle is spread across the city so you will get to explore Dresden in a unique and novel new way. The tour can be customized to the ages and number of the participants, so it is the perfect activity for everyone, from children's birthday parties to team building activities. On request, you can tackle the mission in different teams at the same time on different routes and thus play against each other.

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Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

5. Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the Dresden Transport Museum at the Johanneum building and learn more about the history of vehicular transportation. Explore an impressive variety of exhibits including unique originals, imposing models, and fascinating rare vehicles. Discover more about the history of all primary modes of transportation including rail, shipping, road, and air. Using the free Wi-Fi to download the audioguide app on your own mobile device available in a variety of languages. Hear interesting stories about the vehicles, the people, and the technology that has shaped the modern world. Learn interesting facts at the interactive and hands-on exhibits suitable for all ages. Ride a penny-farthing, board a steam locomotive, or design your own boat to take part in a digital regatta. See once-powerful locomotives, elegant vintage cars, adventurous flying machines, and stunning models of ships throughout the museum.

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Dresden: Semperoper Guided Tour for Families

6. Dresden: Semperoper Guided Tour for Families

During this guided tour created specifically for families, the Semperoper opera house welcomes young and old alike to get to know this important destination in Dresden together.  Parents and children are invited to ask any questions they may have about Semperopera, its history, and its secrets. What does a normal day look like in an opera house with a new performance each day? Experience the special atmosphere of one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in the world, promising a truly luxurious experience for the whole family. A visit to the Semperoper is a must for every visitor of Dresden.

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Dresden: Old Town Scavenger Hunt for Kids (in German)

7. Dresden: Old Town Scavenger Hunt for Kids (in German)

Explore the Old Town of Dresden in a unique way with your children, school class or even birthday groups on this scavenger hunt City Game Seductive Dresden. The directions for this tour are child-friendly and use the German informal address to be more appealing to children. If the kids are getting tired, the tour can be shortened accordingly. The riddles of the Old Town Kids Tour are suitable for children ages 5 and up. If the children know how to read and count, nothing should stand in the way of them solving the riddles. The City Game Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, walk the children through the beautiful Old Town of Dresden. Let the little ones solve the puzzles and lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the Scavenger Hunt City envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information on each attraction - its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your scavenger hunt through the Old Town of Dresden, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour and take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – whatever the kids are in the mood for. There will be numerous cafes and restaurants along the way, inviting you to linger when you or the children are tired. Experience Dresden in a unique way with this scavenger hunt city tour. Start your tour at Theaterplatz, in the immediate vicinity of the Semperoper. Continue past the Augustus Bridge and the Catholic Court Church to Brühl's Terrace. Explore the College of Fine Arts, with its widely visible dome, and the architecturally unique New Jewish Synagogue. Of course, you can also visit the famous Frauenkirche, the Dresden Residenzschloss (Royal Palace) and the Dresden Zwinger. The information of each attraction was compiled not only for adults, but especially for children. No need to schedule your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date, simply order the City Game Box and have it delivered to your home, or make an appointment to pick it up in Dresden within the opening hours and you’re good to go.

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SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

8. SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

Depending on what you would like to see, you can enjoy the ride with the ConferenceBike from the Neumarkt, past the Kulturpalast, Altmarkt, Kreuzkirche, Residenzschloss, Theaterplatz (with Zwinger and Semperoper), Schlossplatz, Fürstenzug, or many other highlights in Dresden. Your guide will introduce you and your group to Dresden. This refreshing tour is for those interested in culture who would like to actively explore the city of Dresden. The ConferneceBike can drive (almost) everyone: including older people, children, people with balance disorders, or people with disabilities.

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Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Fortress Xperience

9. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Fortress Xperience

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the virtual reality experience "Fortress Experience" - at an attractive combined price. Discover Dresden with a 1-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start the tour at the first stop of the Hop On Hop Off where you will exchange your voucher. Your 1-day ticket also includes a night watchman walking tour, an old town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location: Postplatz/Kronentor Zwinger. If you find that you run out of time to see and do everything included with your ticket, you can choose to extend the hop-on-hop-off ticket for a further day once you arrive (for €2 extra, not included) and thus extend all of the inclusions listed above. With the ticket to the virtual reality experience Fortress Xperience, you encounter an adventurous journey through time through 450 years of Dresden's eventful history: Celebrations. Dramas. Disasters. The secrets of Dresden Fortress are brought to life with breathtaking 360-degree projections and 3D sound technology. You can expect a completely new range of experiences on 1,500m², right in the heart of Dresden's old town.  FestungXperience is an approximately one-hour format with content and emotional demands, which is why the visit is recommended for children from 12 years and not allowed for children younger than 8.

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Dresden: Scavenger Hunt in German

10. Dresden: Scavenger Hunt in German

Discover Dresden's New Town together with your children and learn more about the city in a creative and flexible way. Find out all about this beautiful city on a fun tour for the whole family. This is how the Scavenger Hunt tour works: The box contains 11 sealed numbered envelopes, each of it with another hint to help you sleuth your way through Dresden's new town. After solving the puzzle, you get the number of the next envelope that has to be opened. The order for opening the envelopes is not known in advance. At every single point of interest you will also get some detailed background information about the surrounding sights. Decide for yourself when to start, where and for how long to stay. Let yourself go on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour. You can always take a break or continue your scavenger hunt on another day of your choice. There are numerous cafes and restaurants along the way, inviting you to linger when tired. Experience the scene and cultural district in a fun and extraordinary way. Look forward to an adventure for friends or the whole family! The following sights await you on your tour: The tour leads you through the outer and inner quarters of the new town, just opposite the wonderful old town of Dresden. The inner quarter of the new town offers beautiful sights such as the Goldener Reiter and the Baroque quarter around Königstraße. Dare to climb on the tower of the Dreikönigskirche. From above you can enjoy a wonderful view over the old town of Dresden. But also the outer quarter of the new town is worth a visit. Mainly known as the trendy district with its innumerable pubs, the outer quarter is also home to the Pfunds Diary - probably the most beautiful milk shop in the world. The Kunsthof Passage with its unique courtyards designed according to themes will also captivate the visitor. In addition, there are a variety of small and unusual shops to discover during your tour. Experience the slightly different way of life of the inhabitants of Dresden and be enchanted by the flair of the district. Take a break whenever you like at one of many cafés, pubs and restaurants along the way. Starting point of the tour is the Albertplatz and your tour ends at Alaunpark.

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What people are saying about Dresden

It was a really great day FortressXperience was not what I expected. But it's also a matter of taste. The bus ride was great. We saw and learned a lot. That you can get out and back in at any time is great.

The children loved it, what more could you want

The tour was very interesting, even for us adults. The ways are short, there was a lot of information and funny stories. Very entertaining and recommendable.

Interesting, child-friendly, varied ... not only for the "little ones" a great guide. Nicole did a great job!

It was a nice city tour. The exhibition under the Brühlsche Terraces was gigantic, a unique experience

Seen beautiful corners of Dresden and the maps were very clear and informative