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Dresden: River Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Dresden: River Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Activity provider: WEIßE FLOTTE SACHSEN GmbH
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Discover Dresden on a charming paddle steamer or a modern boat cruise along the Elbe River. Get to know Dresden from the waterside.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Host or greeter
German, English
Audio guide included
German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise down the calm Elbe River
  • Pass the Elbe bridges and see the famous Loschwitz Bridge up close
  • Discover the history and charm of Dresden from a different perspective
  • Relax on a boat trip down the Elbe with great views of the Elbe Palaces
  • Tuck into local and tasty food and drinks available on board the boat
Full description

Discover Dresden's charm and history on a boat cruise down the Elbe River. See the Elbe Valley's most beautiful landmarks and the historic old town of Dresden on this sightseeing boat cruise.

Begin at the Terrassenufer and discover the three Elbe palaces: Albrechtsberg Palace, Eckberg Palace, and the Lingner Palace. Travel to the Loschwitz Villa Quarter and pass four of the famous Elbe Bridges, including Loschwitz Bridge, affectionately known as the "Blue Wonder".

  • Boat tour
  • Audio commentary via on-board announcements or by app
  • Food and drinks (can be purchased on board)

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Meeting point

You can find out which pier your ship departs from on the displays at each pier or on the large display board at the Weiße Flotte Sachsen ticket office on the Terrassenufer. This tour has line number 72 - this is shown as "Line 72" or L72.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change, or certain trips may be canceled
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1926 reviews

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Nice boat ride, very comfortable to sit inside behind the glass windows, much appreciated in the cold autumn weather. For the summer season there is also a sundeck of course. There was a commentary in German only, played on the boat every now and then. If you want English, you must download a special app and use your own headphones to listen or you can just read the text on your phone. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

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November 8, 2022

tour was good you have to be there 30 minutes earlier otherwise you won't get a seat upstairs. the only downside is that you need an app for the audio guide on the ship itself is not told or explained. and the app only works if the phone is unlocked and the titles don't run one after the other, you have to do that yourself.

August 9, 2022

It was a good trip and a nice view of course but the real problem I found that the tour audio was not held in English language as it was supposed to be based on what i selected as well as the tour audio was a little bit weaker than expected so you need to concentrate on what it is being said especially for foreingers like me whose German language is not mother tounge

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July 5, 2022

Product ID: 57945