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Dresden Old Town: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    1. Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

    Explore Dresden's beautiful Old Town at dusk and follow the historical night watchman on his rounds. At nightfall, the hour of the night watchman strikes. His horns rings in narrow alleys, the light of his lantern penetrates the darkness. With his halberd, he protects the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters even in the darkest corners. Look forward to an entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Furthermore, take a look at the beautiful sights of the city. See the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger, walk over the palace square and get a glimpse of the Brühlschen Terrassen.

    Very entertaining, the guide did a great job of improvising to account for traffic, construction and other everyday interruptions. Loved her character.

  • Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

    2. Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

    Discover the historic old town of Dresden aboard a ship and admire the most beautiful sites of the Elbe Valley. Start off at Terrassenufer and see the three famous castles: Albrechtsberg, Eckberg, and Lingner Castle, along the Elbe on the way to the villa quarter Loschwitz. Pass the 4 famous Elbe bridges, whose histories affect the city up until now. The most memorable bridge is called Blue Wonder, which gets its name because of the color. When you arrive in Pillnitz you will visit Pillnitz Palace. It was built in the 18th century under the Elector of Saxony August the Strong and is now the site of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Arts and Crafts) as well as the Schlossmuseum (Castle Museum). Take some time to explore the beautiful Pillnitz Palace garden. The garden is inviting in all four seasons.

    Beautiful Landscape and exciting scenery of castles and Monuments. Only critical Point is the missing Information about the Starting Point where which Boat starts. The Location of the Ticket Shop (at starting point 1) is always to approach for changing the get your Guide Voucher into Tickets which you Need todo before you can enter a boat. Everything Else Went perfect.

  • Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

    3. Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

    Experience the perfect combination of dining and walking on a tour of Dresden's old town. Enjoy a traditional meal of food from Saxony and savor the excellent beers of the region.   Choose from 4 dishes, including a delicious Saxon Sauerbraten (marinated tenderloin), red cabbage and potato dumplings. Savor the flavors of a tasty Freiberger Biergulasch (pork goulash) with pickled cabbage and Bohemian yeast dumplings. Alternatively, indulge yourself with a trout dish, served with red cabbage and parsley potatoes or choose the vegetarian option of a cheese spaetzle with onion, fresh parsley and melted cheese.  Complement your meal with a beer or wine before making your way to the meeting point to enjoy a 1.5-hour walking tour with the night watchman of Dresden.

  • Taste of Dresden Food Walk

    4. Taste of Dresden Food Walk

    Stroll through the Old Town (Altstadt) of Dresden learning the culinary secrets of Saxony on a guided food walk. Sample local specialties and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. Hear stories about the Middle Ages and the excesses of the inns. Explore the coffee culture of the Baroque era and hear about the improvised joy of life under communism. Stop for 6 different tastings, including an exclusive wine from Saxony, a typical beer from the region, the best eierschecke (cheese cake) in town and a fine chocolate and coffee from the Dresdner Kaffeerösterei.

  • Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

    5. Dresden: 2 hour 15-Minute Trabi Safari

    Experience an unforgettable Trabi safari in Dresden. Whether in a bright red convertible or the sky-blue limousine – a city tour in one of the legendary vehicles is great fun for young and old. Discover the city from a unique perspective and experience a touch of Trabi fever. In a convoy of up to 6 Trabis, you can enjoy the driving experience behind the wheel. After a short technical introduction in German to the secrets of the 4-speed revolver gear system you can set off on the tour. Take a leisurely drive in your preferred Trabi across the last cobbled remnants of Dresden. Explore the famous sights in Dresden’s old town, experience your own “Blue Wonder” (one of the famous bridges over the Elbe river), and explore the districts of Loschwitz and Weißer Hirsch. See the beautiful palaces and drive through the Gründerzeit district of Äußere Neustadt.

  • Dresden: Sightseeing-Tour in German by Bike

    6. Dresden: Sightseeing-Tour in German by Bike

    Discover Dresden in an active way and look forward to a perfect mix of culture and nature. Experience the highlights of Dresden and places that lie off the beaten track by bike. This tour follows one of the prettiest cycling routes in Germany and is the ideal start for new visitors as well as Dresden-enthusiasts. Admire the old town along the Elbe banks, flowering gardens and the trendy founding-district of the new town. Follow quiet streets and tracks of an extensive network of cycling routes through the unique landscape of the Elbe Valley without having to cope with significant height differences. Your expert guide provides you with precious insider tips und turns your tour into a special experience.  The route leads you past the Frauenkirche, the Hygiene Museum, the Palais of the Grand Garden and the VW-factory to the Waldschlösschen Bridge, where you can enjoy stunning views of the...

    You get a very good impression of greater Dresden with a funny, well informed guide. She even fulfilled our special wish to see the blue wonder. We really had a good time. I can highly recommend this tour.

  • Dresden: Segway Mini-Tour

    7. Dresden: Segway Mini-Tour

    Dresden is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, world-famous for its incomparable location in the beautiful Elbe Valley and world-famous for the numerous unique art treasures that its museums hold.  Discover the highlights of the Baroque old town on a Segway tour. Start with your experienced guide at the Neustädter Markt monument "Goldener Reiter" and drive to the Königsufer. For centuries, the silhouette of Dresden's old town has fascinated visitors. Immerse yourself in the eventful history of Dresden and let yourself be enchanted by the charm of urban architecture from the 18th century. Travel by Segway over the Alber bridge to Neumarkt with the world-famous Frauenkirche. During various stops, historical and interesting background knowledge will be brought to life by a knowledgeable guide. See the city in a whole new perspective  during this unique tour and experience the most...

    The tour was fun. I have had little fear to be on segway, because it was my first time riding one. Carola was very patient with me and helped me to get over my fear. From that point it was a breeze. This tour was most exciting thing we did in Dresden.

  • Dresden: Inflatable Boat Tour of the Old Town

    8. Dresden: Inflatable Boat Tour of the Old Town

    Hop aboard an inflatable boat and discover the renowned “Florence of the Elbe” from the water. Discover Dresden, the regional capital of Saxony, in an unconventional and unique way while admiring its skyline from a new perspective. The journey starts from the landing slipway at Körnerplatz (Körnergarten) and takes you past Dresden's Elbe castles, the ferry garden, Dresden's old town, and via Altübigau to arrive at the endpoint at the slip station in Dresden Pieschen. Stop at one of the many beer gardens along the way and enjoy a small snack and a drink while resting on the river banks. Enjoy paddling on the Elbe with your family and friends. The boats can accommodate a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 people on the small boat and from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 7 people on the bigger boat.

  • Dresden: Winter Paddle Steamship City Cruise

    9. Dresden: Winter Paddle Steamship City Cruise

    Admire Dresden's famous landmarks from a unique perspective aboard a historic paddle steamer ship on a 1-hour wintertime cruise sailing down the Elbe River. Listen to it the splash of the paddle wheels and glide past such iconic sites like the Semperoper, the Catholic Hofkirche, the Brühlische Terrasse, and the Frauenkirche. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightsee in Dresden- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion.

  • From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

    10. From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

    Explore the most spectacular Baroque city in Germany on this day trip to Dresden from Prague. Discover the historic sites in a city once called the “Florence of the North” with an English-speaking guide. Visit the terrific Frauenkirche church, the renowned Dresden Cathedral, and the world-famous Zwinger museum complex. Choose to begin your trip either at the meeting point or at your hotel in Prague. Set off early in the morning and arrive in Dresden approximately 2 hours later. First, make your way to the stunning Bruhl’s Terrace, sometimes called the “Balcony of Europe.” From the terrace, look across the River Elbe and see the historic architecture lining the streets of Dresden Neustadt. After a cup of coffee and a famous local dessert in a renowned local café, visit the breathtaking Frauenkirche church, badly damaged during World War II and recently fully restored. Then, admire the i...

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What people are saying about Dresden Old Town

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,032 reviews

Assessment of the night watchman tour on October 30th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. I found the night watchman tour interesting because I learned a lot about Dresden and Marda. It was a lot of fun Lea I would recommend the tour because it is well explained for both kids and adults. Marlon It was a great tour ... I would like to repeat ... meet Marda Göhler on the Elbe in the summer. Elina The tour was very interesting for me because I learned a lot about Dresden. I also really liked Marda Göhler's personality. It was very beautiful. Kornelia THANK YOU…… for the detailed stories, the wonderful Saxon language, the many small facts that were told, the responsiveness to our children and young people, the fun we all had. Ramona

The food was excellent in the Freiberg Schankhaus. The staff was really nice. We liked the fact that the meeting point with the night watchman took place less than 2 hours later at another meeting point 400 m away. We were so accepted that we were very grateful for a short walk to the meeting point. The night watchman tour was interesting and fun. We spent almost two hours on the road, saw a lot and heard many interesting stories from our night watchman Gerold. Since all the sights are close to each other, attending them is not a problem at all for people who are not good at walking. All in all, a successful, great thing

Participated today - a great lady was at the start .. just great with a lot of wit and knowledge - according to the motto it couldn't be better :-)

Very interesting city tour with night watchman Klaus. Everyone had a lot of fun

Top leadership, with lots of little stories and background information.