1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Dresden Frauenkirche

Dresden: Historic Walking Tour "Florence on the Elbe"

Product ID: 47921
Discover Dresden or "Florence on the Elbe" during this historical walking tour and follow the footsteps of Augustus the Strong. Learn more about the poetry of Dresden's Baroque period and visit the Church of Our Lady and Dresden Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore historical Dresden and follow in the footsteps of Augustus the Strong
  • Experience the whole splendor of the Baroque period in Dresden up-close and admire the impressive landmarks of the city
  • Visit Dresden Castle, see the interior of the Church of Our Lady and discover the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and the cathedral
Full description
Discover historical Dresden ‒ the so-called "Florence on the Elbe." Start your tour at the Dresden Castle and walk towards Dresden's famous landmark: the Church of Our Lady. Admire the elaborately and completely restored church not only from the outside, but get the chance to take a look at its magnificent interior.

Continue to Fürstenzug, an important part of Saxon history, and to the stable yard of the Dresden Castle. Get an insight into the imposing building and get a glance at the Taschenbergpalais. Not to be missed on a tour like this is the Zwinger, a late Baroque masterpiece.

En route, learn interesting and amusing facts about Augustus the Strong, before the tour ends at the Theater Square with the cathedral and the Semper Opera House. Please note that this tour will be conducted in German.
  • Walking tour
  • German-speaking guide
  • Short guided tour at the Dresden Castle
  • Guided tour at the Zwinger
  • Visit of the Church of Our Lady (depending on the opening hours)
What’s Not Included
  • Museum visit
  • Entrance to the Zwinger and the Semper Opera House

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Dresden Castle, at the corner of Schlossstraße and Taschenberg, under the sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Visit of the Church of Our Lady will be dependent on the opening hours
• Dogs are not allowed inside the churches
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 184 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very varied tour

Ms. Blau led us through "her" Dresden with a lot of humor and very interesting stories and made the 1 1/2 hour tour very varied and memorable. Their efforts to build bridges to the home countries of the people involved in the group showed their great knowledge. Despite the heat (38 ° C), she made an effort to bring us all a bit closer to Dresden and she succeeded in an exemplary manner. Thank you for the much information

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August 18, 2015

Great tour for Dresden beginners

The tour is recommended to get an overview of the historical highlights of Dresden and then to decide to take a closer look at one or the other. Nathalie shares her extensive historical knowledge in an entertaining way without getting bored. Sometimes the jumps in history were a bit quick to understand the connections, so only 4 out of 5 stars.

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July 5, 2015

Es war eine kurzweilige Führung. Gespickt mit vielen Informationen. Selbst unsere Teenagertochter fand diese Führung gut.

March 18, 2020

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