Dresden Walking Tour: Deconstructing the Hitler Story
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- Learn why Dresden fell under the catastrophic charms of Hitler
- See the reconstructed baroque buildings of Dresden's historic center
- Hear about the dramatic Cold War changes to Dresden after World War II
- Get tips on what to see and do in and around Dresden
- Stroll along Brühl's Terrace, once nicknamed "The Balcony of Europe"
- Admire Zwinger Palace and the Semper Opera House in Theaterplatz
Investigate how Germany became enthralled by the charismatic but catastrophic leadership of Adolf Hitler. Your guide will describe the gripping but perplexing chain of events from a human perspective. Explore the psychology behind the facts, and change your perception of history.
Along the way, see sites such as Brühl's Terrace, once nicknamed “The Balcony of Europe” for its long views of the River Elbe. Go to Schloßplatz, where a paving stone marks the spot where Napoleon set off for the Battle of Dresden in August 1813. See some of the city’s most important landmarks in Theaterplatz, including the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House.
Continue to the large market square of Altmarkt, and admire the baroque reconstructions of Neumarkt, before going to see the “stone bell” dome of the Frauenkirche, symbol of the post-war reconciliation.
- Museum entrance fees
The usual meeting point is at the foot of the statue of Martin Luther, in front of the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Neumarkt, Dresden. However as this is a private tour, you can decide on a mutually convenient time and meeting point.
• The tour can also be extended to include Dresden during the Cold War, including a visit to the dreaded former State Security (Stasi) Prison
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