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Dresden: Semperoper Guided Tour for Families

1. 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.

Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

2. Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

After a brief introduction to the Airbus A320 flight simulator, step into the cockpit and get ready for your flight. Choose your flight route between your desired airports. Start the engines to taxi to the runway before getting set for takeoff. Your instructor will guide and support you throughout the experience. Experience the excitement of flying to your dream airport while maneuvering the aircraft through challenging weather conditions. Manage technical problems and feel the adrenaline of a challenging flight as you navigate the Airbus safely to its destination. Following a post-flight debriefing, receive a laminated certificate with a photo of you in the cockpit as mementos of your experience. Bring up to 2 guests along with you who can share in the experience.

Bad Schandau/Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

3. Bad Schandau/Dresden: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

Discover a unique landscape from this historic paddle steamer and enjoy the journey along the Elbe River. Admire the prettiest scenes of the Elbe valley in Saxon Switzerland National Park. Choose from a return trip starting in Bad Schaundau or a one-way trip from Dresden. Discover the picturesque Old Town with the Canaletto-House and the church St. Marien. Also pay a visit to Sonnenstein Castle for a fantastic view of Pirna. Take a closer look at the 250-meter high Fortress in Koenigstein and the impressive bastion rocks, Basteifelsen, in Kurort Rathen. Settle back and enjoy a delicious cake and specialty coffees while passing small picturesque villages. The National Park Saxon Switzerland, with its diverse flora and fauna, is a paradise for hikers and climbers.

Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

4. 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.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

5. 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

6. 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: Guided City Walk with a Cup of Coffee

7. 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: Old Town Scavenger Hunt for Children

8. Dresden: Old Town Scavenger Hunt for Children

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.

Dresden: Comedy Tour in Saxon German

9. 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.

Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

10. Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

This walking tour starts at Leipzig Mendebrunnen where you can meet your expert guide and the other wizards (or muggles). It leads through the inner city of Leipzig by night and is fashioned as a quiz about the Wizarding World. During the tour, your guide will ask you questions - ranging from easy to difficult - to prove your knowledge about the Harry Potter Universe. With that, he will also provide you with interesting insider facts about the city. Whoever has the most correct answers will be crowned the winner and is awarded a magical prize and neverending honor among the International Confederation of Wizards. But be warned, you might not be the only clever one around - in case of a draw, a wizard's duel ensues between the contenders. This tour is not for the faint of heart! Be as strong as a Gryffindor, as clever as Ravenclaw, as loyal as Hufflepuff and as sly as a Slytherin.

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We had booked a city tour and our guide had a lot of information ready for us, which she conveyed in a lively and descriptive manner. Questions were also answered comprehensively and willingly. Thanks to the small "hearing aids", we were able to understand our guide well at all times and at the same time look at everything in peace. That was really good, because at the beginning I asked myself what do we actually need the parts for? The chocolate museum belonging to the booked tour was small but nice. We had booked the small chocolate museum, but I probably wouldn't have paid the €6 entrance fee for it.

The light installations were beautiful with different music along the way. We had read that the gardens could be very busy but at 5pm on a Wednesday in December it was relatively empty. Towards the end a number of groups arrived but we weren’t hampered by them at all. The refreshment stalls halfway around the route became busy but we waited until the end and didn’t need to queue. An excellent evening.

The difference with this activity comparing to others of this type, is that you have to use basic mind abilities like imagination, logic, observation and sometimes combinatorial thinking which make it really unique. We enjoyed it at maximum. Highly recommended!

If you are Dresden during Christmas time. This is a must see. You can walk around with mulled wine and food and it’s all at a good price.

It was a very nice day at Belantis. The Halloween special was created with a lot of love and imagination. We will be back definitely!