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  • Dresden: Semperoper Tickets and 45-Minute Guided Tour

    1. Dresden: Semperoper Tickets and 45-Minute Guided Tour

    Visit the Semperoper in Dresden with its long history and elegant architecture. Embark on a guided tour through this historic opera and uncover the prestige and history behind each turn.

    Begin at the beautiful Semperoper in Dresden and admire the magnificent architecture in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Explore ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style.

    Discover the great acoustics in the elaborate auditorium and learn about the rich history of this grand building. Experience the atmosphere in one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in the world, a truly unforgettable experience.

    An important landmark that you can only fully appreciate when you have seen the inside as well as the outside and the very interesting historical context

  • Dresden: River Sightseeing 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise

    2. Dresden: River Sightseeing 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise

    Experience the most beautiful landmarks of the Elbe Valley and the historic old town of Dresden during this sightseeing boat tour. Begin at the Terrassenufer and discover the three Elbe palaces: Albrechtsberg Palace, Eckberg Palace and the Lingner Palace. Travel to the Loschwitz Villa Quarter and pass four of the famous Elbe Bridges, including Loschwitz Bridge, affectionately known as the “Blue Wonder”.

    Good value for your money, smooth ride, punctual. I actually liked that the narration was recorded because it was a clear, well-spoken voice at an optimal volume. I didn’t have to miss content due to a guide who doesn’t speak clearly or speaks with a strong accent.

  • Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    3. Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    Experience an interesting 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. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Let your German-speaking guide share the countless interesting cultural highlights of Dresden with you on this tour and discover the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche and the newly-established Neumarkt.

    very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.

  • Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

    4. Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

    Discover the historic city of Dresden on a walking tour, including a guided tour of the Semperoper. Begin your trip at Dresden Castle and go to the most famous landmark of the entire city: Frauenkirche. Marvel at the elabortely restored church from the outside and have a look at its splendid interior. Continue to the Procession of Princes, a crucial part of Saxon history, and to the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle. Get an idea of what this impressive buildings looks like inside and see the Taschenbergpalais. Undoubtedly, a walking tour through Dresden would not be the same without seeing the Zwinger. Hear interesting and entertaining stories about Augustus II the Strong, before the tour ends at the theater square with its cathedral. Next, explore the famous Semperoper, the Saxon State Opera and court opera, on a 1-hour guided tour.

    Die Führung mit Natalie war sehr informativ, geschichtlich interessant und dabei auch noch richtig unterhaltsam - Dank Natalie's Art zu erzählen. Absolut zu empfehlen! Würde ich jederzeit wieder machen.

  • Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

    5. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Experience Dresden, the capital of the beautiful state of Saxony, on a double-decker bus and get off as often as you like at any of the 22 stops to see the sights there. Take advantage of several activities included with your ticket, such as an evening cruise, a night watchman tour, or a children's city tour, as well as entrance fees to various monuments. Begin your journey at the main Postplatz/Zwinger stop or any of the other stops. Decide for yourself whether you would like to take part in a continuous 90-minute city tour past Dresden's most important monuments, or choose to hop off the bus at any point of interest and take a closer look at the respective attraction or monument. Visit the world's most beautiful dairy shop, Pfunds Dairy. Continue to enjoy a guided tour of the Dresden Zwinger, a baroque building complex with gardens that was one of the most important buildings of its ...

    Due to I got the E-ticket, I needed to go to the original (first stop) point to got on the bus. and I spent more time to went there. Suggest E-ticket also able to get on the bus at any hop-on-off bus stops instead of first stop.

  • Historic Dresden: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of 22 Landmarks

    6. Historic Dresden: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of 22 Landmarks

    Experience Dresden, capital of the State of Saxony. Lovingly known as "Florence on the Elbe" for its rich art collections, river views and baroque architecture, Dresden is a real gem. Take a tour of this historic city on an exclusive double-decker-bus, getting off and on as you like to admire the unique cultural monuments on offer. Your journey starts on the Theatre Square, near the Augustus Bridge. Decide yourself whether to take the uninterrupted 90-minute tour, of hop on and off the bus to absorb the city's splendors at your own pace. Your ticket includes diverse attractions and entry fees to various monuments around Dresden. Hear interesting stories about the famous Frauenkirche as you tour its exterior. Visit "Pfunds Molkerei," the prettiest dairy in the world. Tour the Dresden Zwinger Museums - a range of important baroque buildings that originally served as an orangery. A furth...

    Dresden has so many fascinating places and so much history it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The hop on hop off bus goes around to 22 important sites and explains a bit about each in about 1 1/2 hours and then you can decide where you want to go and get off the bus when you want and then back on to go to another place. We enjoyed the tour. Dresden really needs a week to do it right. We will be back.

  • Zwinger Dresden: General Admission Ticket

    7. Zwinger Dresden: General Admission Ticket

    Make your trip to Zwinger more convenient with this general admission ticket that gives you access to the museums of the State Art Collection Dresden. Simply show your ticket at the museum entrance, then enjoy your time at one of the most popular attractions in Dresden. With this single ticket, gain entry to the Zwinger’s Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Sculpture Collection, the Porcelain Collection, and the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

  • Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

    8. Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

    Book a convenient admission ticket to Residenzschloss, also known as the Dresden Castle or Royal Palace. Enrich your experience with a complimentary audio guide to help you understand the German history behind the castle. With this single ticket, gain access to Residenzschloss’ Neues Grünes Gewölbe (New Green Vault), the Turkish Chamber, the Renaissance Wing, and the Armory). The entrance to the Historisches Grünes Gewölbe (Historic Green Vault) is not included in this ticket.

  • Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    9. Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    Explore Dresden's beautiful Old Town at dusk and follow the historical night watchman on his rounds. At nightfall, the hour of the night watchman strikes. His horns rings in narrow alleys, the light of his lantern penetrates the darkness. With his halberd, he protects the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters even in the darkest corners. Look forward to an entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Furthermore, take a look at the beautiful sights of the city. See the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger, walk over the palace square and get a glimpse of the Brühlschen Terrassen.

    Very entertaining, the guide did a great job of improvising to account for traffic, construction and other everyday interruptions. Loved her character.

  • Dresden: Grand City Tour by Red Double-Decker Bus

    10. Dresden: Grand City Tour by Red Double-Decker Bus

    Experience the many fascinating sides of Dresden on a city tour in an original red double-decker bus. See the thoroughly restored Baroque new town and Europe's largest late-19th-century district, the Äußere Neustadt. Visit the most beautiful dairy in the world, Pfunds Molkerei, and enjoy a little refreshment there. Get to know the Großen Garten, the villa districts of Blasewitz and Loschwitz east of the city and of course the "Blue Wonder" bridge. Enjoy a view of the city from the banks of the Elbe, the 3 Elbe Palaces and the cableway and funicular.

Planning Your Visit

  • What about the New Town?

    All of the sights mentioned above feature prominently in Dresden Altstadt, or Old Town. The hipper Neustadt is better suited to seeking out cool cafés, bars, restaurants, and boutiques, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few landmarks suitable for walking tours. Our tips? Check out the Still Waters Fountain at Albertplatz and the Japanese Palace.

  • How do the free tours work?

    Visiting Dresden on a shoestring budget? Free walking tours are a great way to see the city for cheap. But remember, your guide does this for a living! Don't forget to bring some cash in order to pay what you think the tour was worth at the end.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,331 reviews

Very well guided tour! The travel companion explained very nicely, not overloaded and a little humor in the appropriate place. His decision to give everyone enough time at the bastion without disappearing into the crowd is also very pleasant. The bastion itself is fantastic and still worth seeing even when it is overcrowded. I was more concerned about that beforehand.

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.

The explanation of all the sights during the bus tour by the tour guide was very interesting and well presented. It's just a shame that the time at Pillnitz Castle (20 minutes) and on the Bastei (60 minutes) is simply too short to go on a discovery tour yourself.

A nice and interesting excursion the tour guide Klaus brought over super and made entertaining. Great landscape, absolutely worth seeing

very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.