Guided tour

Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

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Discover one of the most beautiful and culturally significant opera houses in the world, the Semperoper, followed by a trip to the Royal Palace of Dresden.

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  • Admire the gorgeous architecture of the Semperoper with its richly decorated interiors
  • Discover the multi-faceted backstory of its unparalleled acoustics and enjoy a look at its artfully designed auditorium
  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the museums in the wonderful ambience of the Royal Palace of Dresden
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Experience a fascinating tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. You can enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. You will then visit the Royal Palace of Dresden, which houses the Dresden State Art Collections in the historic center of Dresden. The following museums are housed in the so-called “Saxon Louvre”: New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe), Turkish Chamber (Türckische Cammer), Giant's Hall, Concept and Encounter: The World around 1600, Hausmannsturm (April-October), Power and Fashion and the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs (for special exhibitions).
  • Guided tour of the Semperoper and entry to the Royal Palace
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

At the ticket office in the Schinkelwache, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, at the stop "Theaterplatz"

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Valid for a single entry into all museums of the Royal Palace (except Historic Green Vault) and a regular guided tour of the Semperoper
  • The combined tickets can be used on different days
  • Please note that the tickets for the Royal Palace can be redeemed on all days, except on Tuesdays between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
  • You have to exchange the voucher for the activities you have booked in advance at the regular ticket office in the Schinkelwache, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden at the stop "Theaterplatz" for two separate tickets
  • Opening times for Schinkelwache: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sunday: closed
  • Please be aware that the ticket cannot be redeemed on Sunday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 81 reviews

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The tour of the castle and the opera was great. Unfortunately, you had to arrange a time by phone and since we had overlooked that, we had to make an appointment spontaneously, but because we had other appointments, we had to be packed in between. Thank you to the staff, it worked great. For other attractions, you could specify a time when booking. Would also be recommended here.

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October 6, 2020

Meeting place was easy to find. Tour through the castle we have done single-handedly. The Kombitour is so designed! We thought that was good! Tour of the opera was conducted. We also liked that, although some did not understand everything. Our group was too big for that. Unfortunately, we also found that it was going pretty fast. It had a slightly hectic atmosphere. But all in all good tour!

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November 30, 2019

Great tour of the Semperoper. We visited the residential palace on our own. It's great that the two things can be done on different days. Only the museum staff should be initiated into this fact. Contrary to what was said at the cash register, they did not want to let us up on the tower, because this is supposedly not possible with the ticket.

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August 27, 2019

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