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Zwinger Dresden: Entry Ticket

1. Zwinger Dresden: Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Zwinger in Dresden and gain access to the Zwinger’s Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Sculpture Collection, the Porcelain Collection, and the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments. Explore Dresden Zwinger’s various galleries and collections and marvel at an ensemble of gardens and a fountain, considered one of Germany’s most important Baroque architectures. The name Zwinger refers to the original position of the complex, between the inner and outer fortress wall.

Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

2. Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

Pre-book your admission ticket to Residenzschloss, also known as the Dresden Castle or Royal Palace, and get to know this historic site. Enrich your experience with a complimentary audio guide to help you understand the German history behind the castle. With a single ticket, gain access to Residenzschloss’ Neues Grünes Gewölbe (New Green Vault), the Turkish Chamber, the Renaissance Wing, and the Armory. Entry to the Historisches Grünes Gewölbe (Historic Green Vault) is not included. Further explore publicly accessible places such as the extensive art library, various lecture and study halls, as well as the tower known as the Hausmannsturm (available in the summer months), which affords visitors who climb its 327 steps a spectacular view of Dresden.

Dresden City Card for 1-3 Days

3. Dresden City Card for 1-3 Days

Use the Dresden City Card to explore the capital of Saxony - experience the city's culture, enjoy leisure activities and concert performances, or dine in a restaurant. Take advantage of free transportation on the local buses, trams, and S-Bahn, as well as discounts on many more tourist offers including museums, sightseeing tours, concerts, theater shows, dining, and shopping. Museums and Exhibitions Dresden Transport Museum (-1,00 EUR) Dresden City Museum (-1,00 EUR) Carl-Maria-von-Weber Museum (-1,00 EUR) Schillerhäuschen (free) Asisi Panometer (-1,50 EUR) Sightseeing and City Tours City Sightseeing Tour with 22 stops (-2,00 EUR) Comedy Tour Dresden (-7,00 EUR) Segway Tour Dresden (-10,00 EUR) Tour of the Semperoper (Dresden opera house) (-1,00 EUR) Tours by Dresden Information (-2,00 EUR) Concerts and Theater Herkuleskeule (-10%) Staatsschauspiel (-10%) Dresden Frauenkirche (-20%) Leisure Activities in Dresden Dresden Zoo (-1,00 EUR) Dresden Suspension Railway (-1,50 EUR) Ticket to the top of the Frauenkirche dome (-2,00 EUR) You will also receive reductions in some restaurants around Dresden.

Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

4. 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: 1719 Baroque Era Virtual-Reality Experience

5. Dresden: 1719 Baroque Era Virtual-Reality Experience

Your tour will begin at the first station, which is located at the Spiegelkabinett. Here you will get dressed as various Baroque characters, with the fun help of a few magic mirrors that work with augmented-reality technology. You will then enjoy a thrilling presentation with accompanying information around the life and regency of August the Strong at the first station. The next station is the so called "Lichtspielhof", where you will see some short films revolving around life at court. The highlight of your visit is the virtual reality (VR) experience, which you will experience at your third station. Via virtual reality technology, you can go back in time to the year 1719. You will get an impression of life in Dresden's suburbs as a guest of one of the biggest and most spectacular weddings of all time, the marriage of Friedrich August III and Maria Josepha inside the Dresden Zwinger.

Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

6. 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: Guided City Walk and Panometer Entrance Ticket

7. Dresden: Guided City Walk and Panometer Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in Dresden's fascinating history with two tickets for the price of one, beginning with a guided small-group walking tour. Journey through the dark days of the Middle Ages, the cacophony of the Reformation and the splendor of the Baroque Age. Revisit the events of 1989, walk through the historic old town, soak up the atmosphere in Newmarket Square and admire the Church of Our Lady. After your walk, you can experience Dresden’s unique Panometer, a former gasometer which houses one of the world’s largest panorama paintings by Yadegar Asisi.

Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

8. Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the Zwinger - at an attractive combined price. This includes a visit to the newly re-opened Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Discover Dresden with a 2-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start your tour at the first bus stop where you will exchange your voucher for additional tickets. Your 2-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. The Zwinger is a popular destination for visitors to Dresden. Created as a magnificent festival site in the heyday of the Baroque period, it now houses magnificent collections and treasures. Your ticket gives you skip-the-line access. In the Zwinger, find the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" and the porcelain collection. The Highlight is the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, which re-opened in February 2020 after 7 years of renovation. Marvel at Raphael's masterpiece "Sistine Madonna" and a sculpture collection up to the year 1800.

Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

9. Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

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).

Dresden: Old Master Picture Gallery Guided Tour and Ticket

10. Dresden: Old Master Picture Gallery Guided Tour and Ticket

Discover a vast collection of European paintings on a guided tour of Dresden's most famous museum, the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Discover some of the world's most important collections of paintings from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Admire the exquisite masterpieces by Dürer, Cranach, Rubens, Raffael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Bellotto, Veronese, Titian, and many others in outstanding quality. Get an overview of the main works from your guide and explore details such as secret messages in the paintings, production techniques in the Egyptian period, the painters themselves, and their living environment and clients. After the tour, you'll have time to explore the gallery and sculpture collection at your own leisure.

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A journey through the centuries of art. From Cranach to Rubens, from Rembrandt to Raphael (with his famous Sistine Madonna)… classic sculptures of characters from ancient Rome. 3 large and full floors of art in an inspiring structure in the center of Dresden.

Dresden is very well equipped with public transport connections. You can go anywhere. Depending on where you live, you don't need 3 days.

It is useful to first take the overall castle exhibition trip and then, if not very tired, the historical Grunes Gewolbe.

Fast service and good deals for visiting a city. Pleasing quick overview with all important information.

Beautiful exhibition! Great exhibits. Perfect presentation.