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Dresden City Card for 1-3 Days

1. Dresden City Card for 1-3 Days

Use the Dresden City Card to explore the capital of Saxony - experience the city's culture, enjoy leisure activities and concert performances, or dine in a restaurant. Take advantage of free transportation on the local buses, trams, and S-Bahn, as well as discounts on many more tourist offers including museums, sightseeing tours, concerts, theater shows, dining, and shopping. Museums and Exhibitions Dresden Transport Museum (-1,00 EUR) Dresden City Museum (-1,00 EUR) Carl-Maria-von-Weber Museum (-1,00 EUR) Schillerhäuschen (free) Asisi Panometer (-1,50 EUR) Sightseeing and City Tours City Sightseeing Tour with 22 stops (-2,00 EUR) Comedy Tour Dresden (-7,00 EUR) Segway Tour Dresden (-10,00 EUR) Tour of the Semperoper (Dresden opera house) (-1,00 EUR) Tours by Dresden Information (-2,00 EUR) Concerts and Theater Herkuleskeule (-10%) Staatsschauspiel (-10%) Dresden Frauenkirche (-20%) Leisure Activities in Dresden Dresden Zoo (-1,00 EUR) Dresden Suspension Railway (-1,50 EUR) Ticket to the top of the Frauenkirche dome (-2,00 EUR) You will also receive reductions in some restaurants around Dresden.

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Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

2. Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

Experience cultural and musical experiences and visit restaurants with the Dresden Museums Card and discover the capital of Saxony over 2 days. Use the included services and save with countless discounts and offers for tourists, including city tours, walking tours, concerts, theater performances, restaurants and shopping. Free entry to the following museums and exhibitions is included: At the Zwinger Palace • Porcelain Collection • Museum of Mathematics and Physics • Old Masters Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 6 PM (reopening Feb. 29, 2020) At Dresden Castle: • Royal State Apartments and the Porcelain Cabinet • Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs • Coin Cabinet • New Green Vault • Renaissance Wing • The New Hall of the Giants • Turkish Chamber At the Albertinum Modern Art Museum: • Art from the Romantic period to the present day At the Jägerhof Museum of Saxon Folk Art: • Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection • Japanese Palace (special exhibitions) • Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall • Joseph Hegenbarth Archive • Schiller Pavilion – smallest museum in Dresden (Museen der Stadt Dresden) Special offers for further exhibitions: • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum The Human Adventure (-10%) • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum Children’s Museum the World of the Senses (-10%) • Karl May Museum Radebeul (-10%) • Panometer Dresden (-1,50 EUR) • Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum (reduced admission) • The World of GDR (-1,50 EUR) • Memorial Place Bautzner Straße (-1,00 EUR) • Hans Körnig Museum (-1,00 EUR) • Kraszewski-Museum (reduced admission) • Kügelgenhaus – Museum of Dresden Romanticism (reduced admission) • Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art (reduced admission) • Leonhardi Museum (reduced admission) • Palitzsch Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Art Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Museum (reduced admission) • Museum of Technology and Industry (reduced admission) Special offers for concerts and theater: • Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (-20%) • Dresden State Operetta (-20%) • State Playhouse Dresden (2 for 1) • Theaterkahn Dresden (-10%) Discounts on city tours and walking tours: • Der besondere Stadtrundgang (-20%) • Dresden im Laternenlicht (-20%) • Genusswandern in der Sächsischen Schweiz (-20%) • Lieblingsorte der Dresdner – Der Insider-Ausflug (-20%) • Glanzlichter Dresdens (up to 12,00 EUR discount) • Semperoper erleben (Dresden opera house) (-1,00 EUR) • Comedy tour Dresden (-5,90 EUR) • Die Roten Doppeldecker: Grand city tour through Dresden (-10%) • Schloss Wackerbarth – Wine or sparkling wine guided tours with tasting (-10%) • Weinerlebniswelt Meissen – wine cellar guided tour (-10%) Restaurants and Leisure Activities: • There are also more than 20 special offers on culinary experiences and leisure activities Castles and Parks in the Area:  • Discover five of the most famous castles and parks near Dresden with reduced entry, including one featured in the movie Charlie’s Angels.

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Dresden: 1719 Baroque Era Virtual-Reality Experience

3. Dresden: 1719 Baroque Era Virtual-Reality Experience

Your tour will begin at the first station, which is located at the Spiegelkabinett. Here you will get dressed as various Baroque characters, with the fun help of a few magic mirrors that work with augmented-reality technology. You will then enjoy a thrilling presentation with accompanying information around the life and regency of August the Strong at the first station. The next station is the so called "Lichtspielhof", where you will see some short films revolving around life at court. The highlight of your visit is the virtual reality (VR) experience, which you will experience at your third station. Via virtual reality technology, you can go back in time to the year 1719. You will get an impression of life in Dresden's suburbs as a guest of one of the biggest and most spectacular weddings of all time, the marriage of Friedrich August III and Maria Josepha inside the Dresden Zwinger.

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Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4. Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the Zwinger - at an attractive combined price. This includes a visit to the newly re-opened Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Discover Dresden with a 2-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start your tour at the first bus stop where you will exchange your voucher for additional tickets. Your 2-day ticket also includes a Night Watchman walking tour, an Old Town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location: Postplatz/Kronentor Zwinger. The Zwinger is a popular destination for visitors to Dresden. Created as a magnificent festival site in the heyday of the Baroque period, it now houses magnificent collections and treasures. Your ticket gives you skip-the-line access. In the Zwinger, find the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" and the porcelain collection. The Highlight is the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, which re-opened in February 2020 after 7 years of renovation. Marvel at Raphael's masterpiece "Sistine Madonna" and a sculpture collection up to the year 1800.

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Dresden: Walking Tour and Panometer Combo Ticket

5. Dresden: Walking Tour and Panometer Combo Ticket

Immerse yourself in Dresden's fascinating history with two tickets for the price of one, beginning with a guided small-group walking tour. Journey through the dark days of the Middle Ages, the cacophony of the Reformation and the splendor of the Baroque Age. Revisit the events of 1989, walk through the historic old town, soak up the atmosphere in Newmarket Square and admire the Church of Our Lady. After your walk, you can experience Dresden’s unique Panometer, a former gasometer which houses one of the world’s largest panorama paintings by Yadegar Asisi.

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Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

6. Dresden: Dresden Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the Dresden Transport Museum at the Johanneum building and learn more about the history of vehicular transportation. Explore an impressive variety of exhibits including unique originals, imposing models, and fascinating rare vehicles. Discover more about the history of all primary modes of transportation including rail, shipping, road, and air. Using the free Wi-Fi to download the audioguide app on your own mobile device available in a variety of languages. Hear interesting stories about the vehicles, the people, and the technology that has shaped the modern world. Learn interesting facts at the interactive and hands-on exhibits suitable for all ages. Ride a penny-farthing, board a steam locomotive, or design your own boat to take part in a digital regatta. See once-powerful locomotives, elegant vintage cars, adventurous flying machines, and stunning models of ships throughout the museum.

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Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus, Panometer Entry & More

7. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus, Panometer Entry & More

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the Panometer Dresden - at an attractive combined price. Discover Dresden with a 1-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Your 1-day ticket also includes a night watchman walking tour, an old town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location. If you find that you run out of time to see and do everything included with your ticket, you can choose to extend the hop-on-hop-off ticket for a further day once you arrive (for €2 extra, not included) and thus extend all of the inclusions listed above. The Panometer Dresden also offers a great insight into the city. Embark on a journey through time into the history of Dresden and get to know the city as a 360-degree panorama exhibition. Until summer 2020, experience Dresden immediately after the 1945 bombings.

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From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

8. 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 ingenious Furstenzug — The Procession of Princes. As it stands over 10 metres tall, you’ll need to crane your neck to take in the detailed artwork. The next stop will be at Dresden Cathedral, whose façade is covered with intricate sculptures and reliefs. After walking through the doors, marvel as your eyes are drawn immediately to a large painting of Jesus Christ ascending to the sky. The inside of the cathedral also includes a stone pulpit and the tombs of former Saxon sovereigns. After exploring the cathedral, stop for a traditional German lunch in a cozy local restaurant. Finish your tour of Dresden by visiting the Zwinger museums and admiring the art and amazing porcelain. Finally, head back to Prague, where you should arrive around 7 PM.

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Dresden Castle Skip-the-Line Entry & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

9. Dresden Castle Skip-the-Line Entry & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Enjoy two of Dresden’s must-do activities with this ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the royal castle in Dresden. Discover Dresden with a 2-day bus ticket and hop off at any of the 22 stops around the city to explore further.   Your 2-day ticket also includes a Night Watchman Walking Tour, an Old Town Walking Tour, and transportation to the castle and park in Pillnitz. Start your tour at the first stop of the hop-on hop-off bus, where you’ll exchange your voucher.   Benefit from skip-the-line entrance to Dresden Castle. Admire the extensive collection of jewelry, visit the Turkish Chamber, the newly opened parade rooms, and much more. Between April and October, head to the observation deck on the castle tower and enjoy a wonderful view over the old town.

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Wroclaw: Dresden Day Trip

10. Wroclaw: Dresden Day Trip

Dresden is a very beautiful, light spirited city, especially in summer, when you can appreciate the serene setting of the historic centre. Although Dresden is larger than Munich when measured by area, the historic center is quite compact and walkable. Once having arrived in Dresden, you will be free to sight-see as you please. You can visit city highlights such as Frauenkirche (the original Church of Our Lady which was completely destroyed during World War II, and later reconstructed), and the City of Coventry (which was raided by the Luftwaffe in World War II), where you can check the ruins which sit in the basement. Do not miss the tower visit, and be sure to bring good shoes to climb in. You can also discover the Zwinger Palace (a Baroque palace featuring a nympheum), and the "Alte Meister", where you'll find the famous Madonna Sistina of Rafael there, including the well known angels. Other city highlights include the Museum on the Arms of Saxon Kings, the Schloss und Grünes Gewölbe, The Historic Green Vault (at an additional cost), Semper Oper, and the Elbe Valley. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to Wroclaw.

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What people are saying about Dresden

We have already visited a lot of city tours at home and abroad: Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Hamburg, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, London, etc. Until today we have never had the impression of being "undesirable" there. The extreme unfriendliness made you feel annoying, even undesirable, in Dresden. The word service consists of two words, the content of which is not really understood by the staff in the city's sights. It is also strange how "equalization" is practiced under Corona conditions in Dresden: the daily opening times are shortened instead of being extended. After all, this has the advantage that they are bothered by significantly fewer tourists.

Everything was very well organized and you can really experience all the highlights with these tickets. Particularly noteworthy is the city tour and the night watchman tour. A lot was conveyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Fantastic museums although some were not included despite being on the list.

This welcome card is a good thing. Price performance is right.

Everything easy to get to and use, friendly staff on ship.