Dresden: 1-Hour Paddle Steamer Cruise with Canaletto-View

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Dresden: 1-Hour Paddle Steamer Cruise with Canaletto-View

From $23.11 per person

Enjoy a cruise through the beautiful city center of Dresden on an historical paddle steamer. Starting from the Old Town, go upstream before changing course for Dresden-Pieschen. On the way back, catch the world famous Canaletto view.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy the view made famous in the painting “Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe below the Augustus Bridge”
  • See the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Semperoper and the International Congress Center
  • Catch a sneak peek of the Pieschener Harbor
Full description
Experience a 1-hour steamer cruise through Dresden. Board your authentic paddle steamer a few blocks away from the Frauenkirche. Soak up the sun and relax as you enjoy a scenic view of the historical old town of Dresden. After traveling upriver, change course towards Dresden-Übigau. Catch sight of the world-renowned Canaletto View, the view made famous by painter Bernardo Bellotto. Float down the river and admire the Semper Opera House, the Catholic chapel of the palace built by Italian master builder Gaetano Chivari, the Bruehl Terrace, and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Marvel at the stark beauty of Dresden’s magnificent skyline.
  • 1-hour cruise on a coal-fired paddle steamer
  • Live commentary in German
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board the boat at Terrassenufer, Dresden (Terrassenufer is underneath Brühlschen Terrasse, 01067 Dresden).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour is only available to a limited extent for people with limited mobility, bicycles, or strollers. Please contact the local operator before the start of your journey
  • Student or disability ID card must be presented on the day if applicable to your booking
  • In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be canceled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

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Die "1-stündige Raddampferfahrt mit Blick auf den Canaletto" ist wie eine Stadtfahrt, nur per Schiff. Sehr informativ und luftig. Die Fahrt ist abhängig vom Wasserstand der Elbe, weil es 1x stromabwärts und dann stromaufwärts geht. Die Reiseführerin war jeder Zeit gut zu verstehen. Man wird nicht mit Jahreszahlen erschlagen und die Geschichte wird immer bezugnehmend erzählt. Am Bug zu sitzen hat m.E. mehr Vorteile, aber hinten gibt es die Getränke. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und haben es nicht bereut.

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31 August 2020


30 August 2020


Obwohl es anfangs geregnet hat, hat das der Stimmung nicht geschadet. Die Fahrt war sehr unterhaltsam und die Erläuterungen durch eine Schiffsbegleiterin war sehr informativ und brachte auch für uns manches neue. Immer wieder zu empfehlen

23 August 2020

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