Dresden
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Our most recommended Dresden Private Experiences

  • Dresden Group Tour with a Night Watchman

    1. Dresden Group Tour with a Night Watchman

    Explore the Old Town of Dresden at dusk as you follow a night watchman on his evening round. Journey back in time and experience the evening atmosphere of the city center with a costumed guide. Wander down narrow alleys by the light of his lantern and the medieval halberd he uses to protect the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters. Hear legends from the history of the city and see beautiful sights along the way. Pass the magnificent Semperoper opera house and the famous Zwinger palace that served as the orangery and festival arena of the Dresden Court. Get a glimpse of Brühl's Terrace, known as the Balcony of Europe, high above the River Elbe.

  • Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    2. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    Start your tour in front of one of Hamburg’s most beautiful architectural marvels, the neo-renaissance town hall. From there, trace the path of the Great Fire of 1842 to see where it all started in the picturesque Deichstrasse, one of the oldest parts of Hamburg to survive the firebombing of the Second World War. Along the way, your expert guide will show you how disaster has shaped the city on the Elbe, from fires to floods, and war to cholera. The fact that Hamburg is still standing might be the most surprising fact you learn on this tour! But don't just focus on doom and gloom. Learn how the great ambitions of Hamburg’s titans of industry, Salomon Heine and Albert Ballin, gave Hamburg the progressive traditions that have seen it thrive not only economically, but socially as well. Finish your tour by the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s stunning new Philharmonic. Visit the bui...

  • Casanovas Tour: Baroque District Dresden With Wine

    3. Casanovas Tour: Baroque District Dresden With Wine

    Discover the Dresden baroque quarter with the most famous womanizer in the world. Let Casanova take you back in time and learn more about history and the city. Casanova was far more than just the darling of women: theologian, lawyer, spy of the Inquisition, director of the French lottery, actor, and a lucky knight. Walk with him through the picturesque streets and discover the Golden Rider, the stately home of August the Strong, the Epiphany Church, and the artisan passages. Afterwards, visit a romantic vaulted cellar where you can taste Saxon wines. Try three of these delicious treasures and stay a little longer.

  • Dresden: Private Old Town Walking Tour

    4. Dresden: Private Old Town Walking Tour

    Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. You will be able to hear little anecdotes and big 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, experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. You can 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. This walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. From here you will see Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes and and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before concluding ...

  • From Dresden: Trip to Meißen and Moritzburg

    5. From Dresden: Trip to Meißen and Moritzburg

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of porcelain and lean all about the production of this white gold in the Meißen porcelain factory. On the way from Dresden to Meißen, see the incredible Gothic cathedral and the Albrechtsburg, the icon of Meißen. Stroll through the picturesque old town to the world-famous porcelain factory. Enjoy a tour of the factory and visit the museum, then indulge in a real Meißen porcelain cup of coffee and maybe purchase a piece or 2 for yourself. After a short midday break, tour the Moritzburg hunting lodge with its sumptuous leather wallpaper, incredible antler collection and stately decor before heading back to Dresden.

  • From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

    6. From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

    Discover the beauty of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This day tour can take place in your own tour bus/rental car or with public transit from Dresden. When traveling by rental car or tour bus, tour the national park with a stop at the world-famous Bastei; when using public transit, travel with your tour guide to Rathen Station and hike your way to the Bastei. Let the romance of Saxon Switzerland with its otherworldly rock formation enchant you. Enjoy the beautiful view from the Bastei deep into the valley below. At the end of the day, head to Pillnitz to admire the Chinese-inspired fairytale palace and gardens and tour this summer residence of the Saxon kings and queens.

    We enjoyed our tour experience very much. My kids (9, 11 and 12 Years old) were entertained and the Guide knew how to package the information so the kids would stay interested and had fun. I was impressed with the logistics. We used public transportation and Silvia had organized all tickets ahead of time and knew all the various schedules and connections so we could be flexible throughout the tour and still get to see everything we wanted to see.

  • Dresden: Fatima the Secret Lover 1-Hour Tour

    7. Dresden: Fatima the Secret Lover 1-Hour Tour

    On this tour you’ll be guided by Fatima, the exotic mistress of Augustus II the Strong, through the history of A Thousand and One Nights. Discover the touch of the Orient that was brought to Dresden by the beautiful, young, and intelligent Ottoman woman. Colorful stories of parties, personal hygiene, and porcelain, the preparation of the well-loved Turkish drinks and graceful dances are also part of their dazzling emergence – like the legend they are the beautiful offspring of a Turkish sultan. At the end of this authentic tour with a costumed guide, you’ll know how coffee became an important tradition for Saxons and you’ll even feel a strong desire for a steaming cup of coffee yourself.

  • From Berlin: Round-Trip Guided Tour of Dresden

    8. From Berlin: Round-Trip Guided Tour of Dresden

    Start your Dresden city tour from the comfort and convenience of your accommodation in Berlin. Your friendly and informative guide/driver will pick you up here at the start of the day, ensuring you skip any of the hassle of catching public transport. The distance from Berlin city center is about 190 km, making the drive to Dresden a relaxing and scenic 2 - 2.5-hour journey. Sit back and relax during your journey in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle and let your driver/guide do all the work for you.  Upon arrival in Dresden, your tour guide will be sure to show you all the major landmarks of the city, providing you with fascinating historical information at the same time. Some of the places you will get to see are the Semper Opera, the castle, Frauenkirche, Zwinger, Turkish Well, Brühl's Terrace, Cathedral, Pfunds Molkerei shop, the Golden Horsemen and the Princes Parade. Additional hour...

  • Böttger the Alchemist: 1-Hour Guided Tour in Dresden

    9. Böttger the Alchemist: 1-Hour Guided Tour in Dresden

    Experience Barokkokko’s unique entertainment program, which successfully combines performance and drama where guests are removed from their passive roles and become part of the production themselves. Johann Friedrich Böttger has been looking forward to the experience for a long time and at last he may introduce a hand-picked group of participants to the highest science of mankind. The grumpy alchemist already feels like a real professor and gives his “students” tremendously useful advice on how to handle the foodstuffs by using various instruments and preserving meticulous laboratory conditions. It seems Böttger has already been eagerly engaged in researching the effects of mercury, arsenic, and lead, and now conducts his lectures with a slight moronic confusion. This can only be a good thing! Böttger is generally credited with discovering the secrets of the creation of porcelain in E...

  • Dresden Story Telling Walking Tour

    10. Dresden Story Telling Walking Tour

    Learn about Dresden and its main attractions on a walking tour with a difference. Benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide who will bring the city to life through story-telling. Start at the River Elbe, where the city began, and then wind your way through the Theaterplatz, dominated by the imposing Semperoper opera house. See the curves of the Zwinger palace and hear about the ambitious ruler that created it. Learn the tragic story of the woman the Taschenberg Palais Hotel was built for, and continue through the open spaces of the reconstructed castle. Follow in the footsteps of dukes to reach the Royal Stables and imposing Frauenkirche. Visit a police headquarters with a dark history and learn why the New Synagogue was built with outer walls that are slightly uneven. End with an amazing view from Brühl's Terrace - time permitting - and hear about the man who rose from be...

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What people are saying about Dresden

Our tour guide Seema was amazing. The meeting point was easy to find and she was there promptly. She contacted us ahead of time and catered the tour to our three teenagers perfectly. Not one of them looked at their phone during the 2 hour tour as they were extremely interested in the information she was sharing with them about Hitler and the Third Reich. She took the time to explain the psychology of what happened to the people living during that time and at every point in the tour she left time for the kids to ask questions and look around to absorb what they were learning. The 2 hour tour seemed too short!!! I would highly recommend Seema’s tours.

We enjoyed our tour experience very much. My kids (9, 11 and 12 Years old) were entertained and the Guide knew how to package the information so the kids would stay interested and had fun. I was impressed with the logistics. We used public transportation and Silvia had organized all tickets ahead of time and knew all the various schedules and connections so we could be flexible throughout the tour and still get to see everything we wanted to see.

Saxon Switzerland: it's super beautiful

Silvia Tröster loves her region and she knows how to share this love and her knowledge. She is very sociable and listens to the people she supports. She had planned everything from the organization of transport, and gave explanations that went beyond the region we were going to visit. Thank you Silvia The tour is quite expensive considering that we were only 5 however it is easy to understand and follow in a small group.

Very charming and entertaining. We got to know completely new sides of the old Dresden. Really recommendable!

The tour was amazing. I recommend this to everyone.