Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Experience the colorful hustle and bustle of the Dresden Christmas markets! See the most beautiful places in Old Town and learn about Dresden Stollen, Pflaumentoffel (dried fruit figurines) and Ore Mountain woodcarvings while surrounded by enticing scents and sparkling lights. Your journey begins at Neumarkt with the famous Frauenkirche, then to Stallhof with the medieval Christmas market, followed by the Procession of Princes. After this you will go to the Royal Palace, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger and finally the Striezelmarkt. Visit the three most beautiful Christmas markets with their gorgeous huts and sweet treats and stroll through the world-famous squares of Dresden's Old Town. Your guide will show you the world of Saxony's Christmas traditions. See the world's largest Christmas pyramid and an enormous, Saxon Schwibbogen (candle holder) and visit the Dresden Stollen bakery.
Experience the festive atmosphere in Dresden and discover the magnificent buildings of the old town on this Advent tour. See the famous Zwinger, take a look at the Semperoper, admire the cathedral, and marvel at the Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes). Learn more about the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche, stroll through the Striezelmarkt, and see the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). During the tour, enjoy time to reflect and visit the interior of a church (the Frauenkirche or the cathedral), before ending the tour with a musical surprise.
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...
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The tour is definitely worth it if you want to get a first glimpse into the history of the city of Dresden and the most famous buildings. You also get some insider tips, some of which we used afterwards. The walk through the Christmas markets was not so exciting. An inside tour of a church could not be realized due to various events in the church and related rehearsals. The guide was very friendly and answered questions of all kinds.