3H Private Walking Tour: Dresden city centre and Old Masters Painting Gallery

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  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Dresden by itself is a rare jewel with an engrossing history and a phoenix like story. A walking tour is essential to do is justice. But this is just the bare minimum. To visit Dresden without visiting one of its museums is to miss out on a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Allow us to guide you through one of its world class museums: The Gemäldegallerie Alte Meister- The Old Masters Painting Gallery- A collection of extraordinary artists known and prized by the world. It is exhibited in a way and in a space that allows enjoyment without being overwhelming. Recently, the gallery has been renovated so that its collection of original Roman sculptures are displayed in an interesting and contemporary style. We also see sculptures alongside the paintings that relate to them. This makes for an extraordinarily interesting way of viewing them. One enhances the other. In case you are new to understanding art, we will help you. Here is your introduction to this fantastic world!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: See My Dresden

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Schlossplatz

The main gateway to Dresden, at the foot of the Augustus Bridge, the Castle Square is suurounded by the Royal Palace, the Catholic Cathedral and the first Saxon Parliament building. It also leads up to the Brühl's Terrace atop the former fortifications.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Katholische Hofkirche

The Royal Cathedral of Dresden is a magnificent structure. Built in secret by a catholic ruler in protestant Saxony, the former court church has some unusual features and is one of the burial sites of the Royal family. We will see it from the outside and learn its interesting story.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Procession of Princes

100 metres long, 24,000 thousand tiles, the longest porcelain artwork in the world. There are secrets and stories hidden within it. See if you can spot them!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Theaterplatz

The Theaterplatz of Dresden is where the city comes together to make its voice heard. Dominated by the imposing Semperopera, the square is enclosed by the Royal Palace, The Cathedral and Old Masters Gallery and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful squares of Europe. You will see the State Opera from outside during the walking tour of the historic city centre and learn about its history, its architecture and its importance.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Dresden Zwinger

It is considered a sculpture you can experience and was conceptualized as the entrance to a grand new royal palace that was never built. It is a reminder of the exotic and fantastic parties once held here 300 years ago.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Frauenkirche Dresden

This is the symbol of Dresden, the personification of Dresden's rising from the ashes. You will learn its story and time permitting we can go in for a quick visit.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

The sculptures are pure fluid movement captured in marble and the paintings windows into other worlds. The ruling family of Dresden sought out treasures and displayed them in a magnificent building made especially to house art. Their passion for beauty is a thing of wonder and we can walk through the corridors of the gallery to gaze upon the likes of Reubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Titian, Tintoretto and Raphael amongst other greats. While in Dresden do what the rulers did: be immersed in beauty that the titans of art have created. This is not to be missed!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

We will walk through the areas of the Royal Palace open to public even though this tour does not include the museums inside the Palace. You can explore this in detail on your own later if desired.
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