Small Group Shared Walking Tour of Historic Dresden in English

45 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Absolutely the best way to get acquainted with Dresden. This walk weaves its way though the iconic buildings of Dresden's historic centre while narrating history in a fun and informative manner. The small size of our groups allows us to pay individual attention to your areas of interest and your questions. If you would rather just listen in, then that's fine as well. You will learn about the many layers of Dresden's history through medieval, renaissance and baroque times, it's fate during WW2, the story of the rebuilding during the East German GDR times. Human stories, architecture, iconography are all covered. We are licenced guides passionate about increasing our knowledge and committed to delivering it all in an entertaining and engaging fashion.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: See My Dresden

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Theaterplatz

The Theaterplatz of Dresden is where the city comes together to make its voice heard. Dominated by the imposing Semper Opera, 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Dresden Zwinger

Designed as a single sculptural entity, the Zwinger was to serve as the opulent entrance to a grand new royal palace that was never built. It is a reminder of the exotic and fantastic festivities once held here 300 years ago.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

Built, burnt down, rebuilt. Repaired and extended, burnt, rebuilt. The Royal Palace is an eclectic guardian of the history of the family that ruled Saxony and is home to their astounding collection of treasures. We walk through one of its courtyards, but you can go in by yourself later and explore the museums.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Procession of Princes

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Frauenkirche Dresden

This is the symbol of Dresden, the personification of Dresden's rising from the ashes. You will learn to understand and appreciate the moving story behind its reconstruction.

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
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