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  • Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    6. 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: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

    7. Dresden: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

    Meet your guide, the night watchman of Dresden, in front of the Zwinger. Underneath his lantern light, explore the city and learn stories about the old Dresden. Hear tales of the Zwinger, an impressive baroque palace. Delight in your guide’s colorful anecdotes as your pass by Dresden’s stately baroque theater, the Semperosa.  Admire the Fürstenzug, a gorgeous mural depicting a procession of the rulers of Saxony. See the Frauenkirche, a majestic Lutheran church topped with an impressive dome. Get to know the city in a unique way that combines theater with a traditional tour, creating an unforgettable experience.

    Children and adults enjoyed this entertaining walk through Dresden's history and beautiful old town. Our guide has a great knowledge about the Saxon mobility and explained everything in a very enjoyable way. We could listen him for hours.

  • Dresden: Historical Walking Tour in German with Coffee

    8. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour in German with Coffee

    Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings 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. 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. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. 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 Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

    Despite cold amazing way to learn about Budapest. I am grateful for our knowledgeable and motivated lady guide!

  • Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

    9. Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

    Join this entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Follow the historical Night Watchman on their rounds through winding alleys, hidden backyards and along famous sights on both sides of the Elbe river. Experience the uncanny sites of Dresden in the flickering lantern lights against a spectacular backdrop steeped in history. Discover the secrets of the city as the Night Watchman tells you of powerful rulers, influential courtesans and the splendour of the Saxon Court.

  • Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

    10. Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

    Discover the incredible Dresden Elbe Valley from a whole new perspective and see the city by Segway. Get an introduction to this trendy 2-wheeled transportation, then head on to the most famous sights of the city. Start at the Königsufer and travel to the historic Frauenkirche. Ride by the magical Dresden Castle and the famous Zwinger, then see the Semperoper and the impressive Dresden Cathedral. Enjoy the elevated view from your Segway and discover the most beautiful side of Dresden in a swift and comfortable way.

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What people are saying about Zwinger

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With "getyourguide" we had the opportunity to get tickets to the Vermeer exhibition, which was actually already fully booked. A recommendable variant, quick and uncomplicated. The only drawback when paying was I couldn't register the discount or I couldn't find it, but I could get over that given the luck of being able to visit the exhibition.

We were very happy not to get tickets for the equipment this way, which we would otherwise not have been able to do.

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

It was great, a tour all over the city to see all historical monuments.

The tour was amazing. I recommend this to everyone.