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Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master

1. Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master

When night falls over Dresden, and darkness entwines the alleys, the dungeon master comes out of his cave. His scary stories about all sorts of abominations will send a shiver down your spine. Let yourself in for an introduction into the criminal world — the dungeon master is always looking for his assistant and successor. Explore Dresden by night and see the spookies corners of the city. Listen to stories and anecdotes of macabre murders, and risky raids of plunder. Let the dungeon master lead you on a wayward path of exploration through the darker side of the city, and wander the alleys of the city center under the light of the moon.

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Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

2. Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

Join this entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Follow the historical Night Watchman on their rounds through winding alleys, hidden backyards and along famous sights on both sides of the Elbe river. Experience the uncanny sites of Dresden in the flickering lantern lights against a spectacular backdrop steeped in history. Discover the secrets of the city as the Night Watchman tells you of powerful rulers, influential courtesans and the splendour of the Saxon Court.

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Dresden: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

3. Dresden: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Discover the city center of Dresden during this interactive scavenger hunt tour played on your smartphone. Explore the city on foot with your phone as your guide or experience Dresden virtually from anywhere.  After downloading your tour on your phone (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), begin the tour route at Augustus Bridge. With your smartphone as your guide, reach spots off the beaten path, learn stories about the city, and be prepared for surprises.  Join in with children to search for items and collect points. For extra fun, set a time limit and compete in groups. Enjoy a fun and entertaining adventure whether you are exploring alone, with family, or with friends.  Feel free to stop along any part of the tour route and resume whenever you are ready. If you are unable to finish the tour or are not able to explore Dresden in person, enjoy the tour virtually from your home or hotel. 

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Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

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

Meet your guide at the Golden Rider, where your off-the-beaten-track tour will begin. The Baroque quarter of Dresden is the essence of old Dresden: it's a historic district with many lovingly-restored passages, courtyards, and alleys. Enjoy a guided walk exploring the well-preserved architecture through the narrow streets and romantic courtyards of this neighborhood. Let yourself be carried away by the entertaining stories that your night watchman will tell you and learn more about the transformation of Dresden 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. 

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Dresden Group Tour with a Night Watchman

5. Dresden Group Tour with a Night Watchman

Explore the Old Town of Dresden at dusk as you follow a night watchman on his evening round. Journey back in time and experience the evening atmosphere of the city center with a costumed guide. Wander down narrow alleys by the light of his lantern and the medieval halberd he uses to protect the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters. Hear legends from the history of the city and see beautiful sights along the way. Pass the magnificent Semperoper opera house and the famous Zwinger palace that served as the orangery and festival arena of the Dresden Court. Get a glimpse of Brühl's Terrace, known as the Balcony of Europe, high above the River Elbe.

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Böttger the Alchemist: 1-Hour Guided Tour in Dresden

6. Böttger the Alchemist: 1-Hour Guided Tour in Dresden

Experience Barokkokko’s unique entertainment program, which successfully combines performance and drama where guests are removed from their passive roles and become part of the production themselves. Johann Friedrich Böttger has been looking forward to the experience for a long time and at last he may introduce a hand-picked group of participants to the highest science of mankind. The grumpy alchemist already feels like a real professor and gives his “students” tremendously useful advice on how to handle the foodstuffs by using various instruments and preserving meticulous laboratory conditions. It seems Böttger has already been eagerly engaged in researching the effects of mercury, arsenic, and lead, and now conducts his lectures with a slight moronic confusion. This can only be a good thing! Böttger is generally credited with discovering the secrets of the creation of porcelain in Europe. He can only refer to the legend himself and disclose the real motives for the discovery of the porcelain recipe. You experience a unique performance of mysterious incantations, leaving even the young potter pale-faced. As one of the most famous prisoners of Saxony (or as he calls himself, a member of the passionate club behind bars), Johann Friedrich naturally has a wealth of experience with the prisoners that were locked up with the black sheep of the alchemist guild. He can therefore leave a creepy shiver up the spines of his guests and knows how to tell some of the weirdest alchemist jokes.

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Dresden: Theatrical Poison, Ghosts, and Demons Tour

7. Dresden: Theatrical Poison, Ghosts, and Demons Tour

After meeting with your theatrical guide for the evening, your entertaining experience will begin. You will travel with your host, learning of their story as you discover the city of Dresden. "Once as a young beauty she tied the elector John George III. to her by a spell of love. Lavished on gold and favor she arranged the relationship between her daughter and the heir to the throne John George IV. So much luck could not be given by chance, the people told." This is your opportunity to experience Dresden's Old Town in a different light, having a fictional tale brought to life by an entertaining actress.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,025 reviews

You learned something different from Dresden than just standing there and that with a lot of humor from the night watchman. From its cultural side, the baroque quarter doesn’t have to hide because, in my opinion, it can clearly keep up with the "old town". The nice thing about this tour is that you discover places that you don't expect from the new town. therefore only my recommendation applies here for this tour you have to experience it once.

We were very enthusiastic about the 1 1/2 hour night watchman tour through Dresden's Neustadt. You really got to know many corners of Neustadt that you didn't know about before. The night watchman conveyed a lot of information in a very funny way, great fun listening to him.

The night watchman loves and lives his role very authentically and gave us an amusing and informative evening - even though there were only two of us. So we could get to know Dresden from another side and would definitely do the tour again. Thanks for the great experience!

With this tour we came to hidden backyards with breathtaking flair, individual shops, bars and wine bars that we would never have found ourselves. A veteran of night watchmen made this tour a fun and educational discovery tour. Thanks a lot for this!

The night watchman is a funny fellow who brings his knowledge about the new town of Dresden in an interesting way. He showed us great places in winding alleys that we would never have discovered. We recommend!*****