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Top 5 Reasons to Take A Dresden Hop On Hop Off Tour

With its baroque city center, Dresden was once known as Germany's "Jewel Box". Choose a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour for a great way to see all of its treasures at your own pace.

  • Zwinger

    1. Zwinger

    Zwinger, Dresden's Rococo palace, is a must-see for any visitor. It's truly dazzling inside and out, and some sightseeing bus tickets include a complimentary guided tour through it!

  • Frauenkirche

    2. Frauenkirche

    The reconstruction of the spectacular Church of Our Lady has come to signify the reconciliation of nations in peacetime. It's also Dresden's most prominent icon.

  • Palaces

    3. Palaces

    Dresden Castle is one of the city's oldest buildings, but venture a little further out to find Pillnitz - a striking royal residence complete with Chinese architectural flourishes.

  • Loschwitz Bridge

    4. Loschwitz Bridge

    Known as the "Blue Wonder," this bridge was built in 1893 to connect the affluent districts of Loschwitz and Blasewitz. Also, check out the world's oldest suspension railway nearby!

  • Pfund's Molkerei

    5. Pfund's Molkerei

    Stop off at what the Guinness Book of Records once called "the most beautiful dairy shop in the world." It's a truly unique Dresden experience! Why not book a cheese-tasting, too?

Planning Your Visit

  • How much does it cost?

    Hop-on hop-off bus tours of Dresden are a great way of covering all points of interest without breaking the bank. Prices start at €20 for a single day's sightseeing, which ought to suffice for a city of Dresden's size.

  • Where else do they stop?

    You'll find most places of interest covered by the city tour buses, but routes and stops differ depending on the tour provider. Any good bus tour should provide you with routes and itineraries prior to booking.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 789 reviews

A very worthwhile excursion! During the trip to Pillnitz Castle and the Bastei, the tour guide told many very interesting anecdotes, and some of them were very humorous. The tours in Park Pillnitz and at the Bastei were both at a comfortable pace. In both places you still had some free time to look around yourself. At the Schlosspark Pillnitz a few minutes too little for us, but at the bastion another three quarters of an hour was completely sufficient for us for our own tour. Luckily we caught a very sunny day and the bastion wasn't too crowded that day. On the way back there were a few more stories. Really very exciting and not overloaded. The price-performance ratio was very good here.

A very nice half day tour! Our guide Doris Wahl accompanied us through the excursion in an entertaining manner with her somewhat cheeky manner and provided us with a lot of information about Dresden, Pillnitz Castle and Saxon Switzerland. Personally, I had enough time both at Pillnitz Castle and at the Bastei bridge. Sure, a little more is always possible, but the tour is planned as a half-day excursion and the program is exactly as described. Both Pillnitz Castle and the Bastei are definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately we weren't that lucky with the weather, but you now know that it's worth coming back here - with a little more time, if necessary.

Great day out with Jan and his team. 3 fantastic sights, combined with some walking in natural surroundings. Extremely well organized, very friendly, nice lunch and very punctual pick up and dropoff. A great days outing.

The trip is excellent and no way a traveler can plan and do all this in one day. Besides some hiking, I have nothing to worry about. Everything is arranged and timed perfectly. Well worth the money.

Jan was the best guide we could ask for and the whole trip was one of the best we ever had; beautiful and exciting. Thanks again for everything ❤️