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Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

1. 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. 

Dresden: Neustadt District Street Art Walking Tour

2. Dresden: Neustadt District Street Art Walking Tour

Explore the creative and trendy district of Neustadt on a guided walking tour with a local. Discover more about the history of the district, as well as the latest hotspots popular with locals, with special attention paid to the street art and architecture of the area. After meeting your expert local guide, let yourself be surprised by the unbelievable diversity, creativity, and expressiveness of the artwork throughout the area. From completely painted house walls to the smallest details, admire works of art that you may miss at first glance. Learn more about the heart of Dresden's nightlife and entertainment scene. See countless bars, pubs, and restaurants of all types that testify to an active and exciting nightlife. Get the insider scoop on where to eat and drink from your guide as you explore the area.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

3. 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: Semperoper and Old Town with Ice Cream

4. Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town with Ice Cream

Begin your tour by entering the Semperoper to discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn more about the incredible acoustics and storied history of the beautifully arranged auditorium. With your guide, discover the many cultural highlights of Dresden as you discover the old town of the city. See many notable landmarks such as the Zwinger built in the Baroque style, the museum complex of Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche, and the newly-established Neumarkt. To finish your tour, enjoy a typical local ice cream. Refresh yourself with a white or dark chocolate ice crem according to your individual taste!

Dresden: Christmas Sightseeing Tour with a 'Pflaumentoffel'

5. Dresden: Christmas Sightseeing Tour with a 'Pflaumentoffel'

Get into the holiday spirit in Dresden on this guided Christmas tour with an original Pflaumentoffel, a traditional figure of Dresden. Visit the most festive places on a heated double-decker bus and tour three Christmas markets for a taste of local holiday cheer. Witness the whole city shining in Christmas splendor as you take in smells of roasted almonds, gingerbread, and mulled wine. Listen for the gentle tones of Christmas carols that can be heard from everywhere. As you sightsee, learn everything about Saxon Christmas traditions from your original Dresdener Pflaumentoffel for the day. Discover why the goose had a special meaning in GDR times, the holiday story of Berlin pop singer Frank Schöbel, and more. Get to know the secrets that have made the Dresdner Stollen a unique Christmas biscuit. Hop off the bus after the tour and follow your Pflaumentoffel through three special Christmas markets: the Striezelmarkt, the medieval market in the stable courtyard of the castle, and the Anno-1900 market at the Frauenkirche.

From Prague: Dresden Xmas Market & Saxon Switzerland Tour

6. From Prague: Dresden Xmas Market & Saxon Switzerland Tour

There’s no better activity during the festive season than exploring a traditional German Christmas market in Dresden.  After being picked up from your accommodation in Prague in a group of no more than 8 people, drive for 2 hours to reach your festive destination. Explore the Dresden Christmas Market, the oldest yuletide market in Germany known locally as “Striezelmarkt”. Sip on warming German mulled wine as you go.  Allow your local English-speaking guide to lead you on a walking tour through the city, passing all the highlights before stopping to dine on a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  Along your journey, stop off at the stunning Saxon Switzerland National Park and take in breathtaking views over the Elbe canyon from The Bastei. Take an easy walk across the famous sandstone bridge in the national park and admire the ruins of the old rock castle from the 12th century. Get dropped off back at your hotel at around 6 PM for some well-earned rest.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 49 reviews

We were lucky enough to experience a very good guided tour through Dresden. Thanks to a very lively Dagmar Renger, who brought "her" Dresden to us with heart and knowledge.Many nice references to details and the respect for the different building epochs were lovingly shown with many examples. A very big plus point was your opinion of what was happening in the city of Dresden. A tour to repeat - thank you. Frank

Very nice city tour to the most important sights in Dresden: Stallhoff, procession of princes, Semperoper, Zwinger, green vault, Hofkirche and Frauenkirche. Made interesting and entertaining by Mrs. Dagmar Renger. The tour places a small emphasis on the Frauenkirche. Optionally, we had the opportunity to experience the organ prayer with a central church tour at the end. I liked that very much!

The night watchman of the city of Dresden gave us a brief commentary and guided us through Dresden at night. Very interesting information brought us closer to baroque Dresden. We will explore this part of the city individually on another visit. The night guard is brilliant. Many thanks for an unforgettable city tour to the committed, lovable, funny and charming night watchman! We will be back.

The guide, Dagmar Renger, was competent and presented her knowledge in an entertaining way. An excellent mix of historically solid facts and little side anecdotes. There was always a well-founded answer to questions. We recommend. (Often there are so-called 'funny' tours that are almost exclusively anecdotal. That annoys me personally, because I really want to learn something)

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.