Guided tour

Dresden: Shared Small Group Walking Tour in English

Activity provider: See My Dresden
Guided tour

Dresden: Shared Small Group Walking Tour in English

Activity provider: See My Dresden

From US$ 21.67 per person

Discover the highlights of Dresden's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Uncover the history of the city as you see sights like the Royal Castle, Brühl's Terrace, and the Semper Opera.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Admire the Royal Palace and Elbe river from Schlossplatz square
  • Sense Dresden's rich music history as you see the Semper Opera
  • Marvel at the architecture of the reconstructed Baroque Frauenkirche church
  • Take in the views from Brühl's Terrace which is situated high above the Elbe
  • Get insider tips and information on what you can do after your tour
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Let your guide bring the history of Dresden to life on this guided walking tour in the Old Town. Explore the multi layered history of the city through captivating stories about rulers, love, betrayal, and war.

Meet your guide amid the monuments and churches surrounding Schlossplatz square near the River Elbe. Find out how the city developed from a small fishing village.

Continue along the narrow cobbled streets to Theaterplatz square which is dominated by the imposing Semper Opera house. See the Zwinger palatial complex and hear about the ruler that built it as a display of wealth and power.

Walk on through the open spaces of the reconstructed Royal Palace. Follow in the footsteps of dukes to reach the Royal Stables and Baroque-style Frauenkirche. End your tour with views from Brühl's Terrace which overlooks the Elbe river.

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  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

The tour begins from Schlossplatz, which is the square near the Elbe and the Augustus Bridge. In the middle of this square is the statue of King Friedrich August seated on his throne. Make sure to look for a statue of a seated king. Not standing, and not on a horse!

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  • Comfortable shoes
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based on 49 reviews

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A great way to learn the history and stories behind the magnificence of the Dresden skyline. Entertaining and informative, it's hard to believe so much information could be conveyed in the allotted time. Some simply stunning stories, architecture, tips and glorious finalé.

March 24, 2023

Laura was exceptional! Great tour, very informative and answered everyone’s questions with great background knowledge. She took us to interesting parts of the city and was well prepared. Laura was also attentive, given we had a foreign speaker, who needed English spoken slower and we had a person with special needs, so Laura was looking out for them the whole time. Really great experience, we would all recommend!

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March 24, 2023

Our guide, Wolfgang, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining about his city of Dresden. We learned a lot and regretted that we had only the day in Dresden. His guided tour has made us want to return to explore more of it. He also gave some recommendations of places to eat that were a bit different and it didn't feel like he was just spruiking.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 410815