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Dresden: Zwinger Museum Entry Ticket

1. Dresden: Zwinger Museum Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Zwinger in Dresden and gain access to the Zwinger’s Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Sculpture Collection, the Porcelain Collection, and the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments. Explore Dresden Zwinger’s various galleries and collections and marvel at an ensemble of gardens and a fountain, considered one of Germany’s most important Baroque architectures. The name Zwinger refers to the original position of the complex, between the inner and outer fortress wall.

Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

2. Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

Pre-book your admission ticket to Residenzschloss, also known as the Dresden Castle or Royal Palace, and get to know this historic site. Enrich your experience with a complimentary audio guide to help you understand the German history behind the castle. With a single ticket, gain access to Residenzschloss’ Neues Grünes Gewölbe (New Green Vault), the Turkish Chamber, the Renaissance Wing, and the Armory. Entry to the Historisches Grünes Gewölbe (Historic Green Vault) is not included. Further explore publicly accessible places such as the extensive art library, various lecture and study halls, as well as the tower known as the Hausmannsturm (available in the summer months), which affords visitors who climb its 327 steps a spectacular view of Dresden.

Dresden: City & Semperoper Guided Walking Tour

3. Dresden: City & Semperoper Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic city of Dresden on a guided walking tour and visit the iconic Frauenkirche. Enjoy a guided tour of the elegant Dresden Zwinger gardens and see where royalty once lived on a tour of Dresden Castle. Explore the history of music on a tour of the Semperoper opera house.  Begin your trip at Dresden Castle and head to the most famous landmark of the entire city: Frauenkirche. Marvel at the elaborately restored church from the outside and have a look at its splendid interior. Continue to the Procession of Princes, a crucial part of Saxon history, and to the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle. Get an idea of what these impressive buildings look like inside and see the Taschenbergpalais. Undoubtedly, a walking tour through Dresden would not be the same without seeing the Zwinger. Hear interesting and entertaining stories about Augustus II the Strong, before the tour ends at the theater square with its cathedral. Next, explore the famous Semperoper, the Saxon State Opera, and court opera, on a guided tour. Learn the history behind each turn as you tour the magnificent rooms.

Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

4. Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

Enjoy a classical concert in the Wallpavillon of the Dresden Zwinger Palace. Decide which performance of which composer's pieces you'd like to hear and enjoy masterpieces at a concert of waltz dreams or listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Fri., September 1, 2023 Slawische Klassik Sat., September 2, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., September 6, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Fri., September 8, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert Sat., September 9, 2023 Italienische Nacht Mon., September 11, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., September 13, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., September 15, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Sat., September 16, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., September 20, 2023 Herbstklassik Fri., September 22, 2023 Walzerträume Sat., September 23, 2023 Herbstklassik Wed., September 27, 2023 Slawische Klassik Fri., September 29, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., September 30, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Sun., October 1, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Mon., October 2, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., October 6, 2023 Italienische Nacht Wed., October 11, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., October 13, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Sat., October 14, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., October 18, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Fri., October 20, 2023 Slawische Klassik Wed., October 25, 2023 Walzerträume Fri., October 27, 2023 Italienische Nacht Sat., October 28, 2023 Herbstklassik Sun., October 29, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Mon., October 30, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., November 3, 2023 Herbstklassik Sat., November 4, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., November 10, 2023 Mozarts Nachtmusik Sat., November 11, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., November 17, 2023 Slawische Klassik Sat., November 18, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert Wed., November 29, 2023 Winterträume Thurs., November 30, 2023 Adventskonzert Fri., December 1, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., December 2, 2023 Winterträume Sun., December 3, 2023 Adventskonzert Wed., December 6, 2023 Adventskonzert Thurs., December 7, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert Fri., December 8, 2023 Adventskonzert Sat., December 9, 2023 Winterträume Sun., December 10, 2023 Adventskonzert Wed., December 13, 2023 Weihnachtliche Klänge der Romantik Thurs., December 14, 2023 Winterträume Fri., December 15, 2023 Adventskonzert Sat., December 16, 2023 Winterträume Sun., December 17, 2023 Adventskonzert Wed., December 20, 2023 Vivaldi - Die vier Jahreszeiten Thurs., December 21., 2023 Adventskonzert Fri., December 22, 2023 Adventskonzert Sat., December 23, 2023 Winterträume Mon.., December 25, 2023 17:00/19:30 Uhr + Tue., December 26, 17:00 Uhr Festliches Weihnachtskonzert Tue., December 26, 2023 19:30 Uhr Winterträume Wed., December 27, 2023 17:00 Uhr Winterträume Wed., December 27, 2023 19:30 Uhr Vivaldi - Die vier Jahreszeiten Thurs., December 28, 2023 17:00 Uhr Slawische Klassik Thurs., December 28, 2023 19:30 Uhr Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik

Königstein: Entry Ticket to Königstein Fortress in Saxony

5. Königstein: Entry Ticket to Königstein Fortress in Saxony

Explore the gigantic mountain fortress of Königstein with more than 50 imposing buildings such as barracks, armouries, underground casemates, the deep well, and well-kept gardens with these entry tickets. Enjoy the tranquillity of the rock plateau and take the 1.7 km (1 mi) long walk along the fortress wall for panoramic views of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Dresden, and the Ore Mountains. Once inside, discover historical military technology and architecture spanning eight centuries. Experience interactive exhibitions on the multi-faceted history of the weir system, including artillery and fortress construction in the Old Armory, the state prison on the Königstein in the Georgenburg, and the former safe of the Saxon State Reserve in the Treasury. Marvel at the art of European fortress construction an the ensemble of buildings of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th-century architecture, which is unique in Europe.

World of Panoramas: Dresden's Baroque Era

6. World of Panoramas: Dresden's Baroque Era

Experience a trip through time to Dresden's heyday. Enjoy a fascinating world of panoramas. In 2003 and 2006 respectively, Asisi created the world's largest panoramas in Leipzig and Dresden. Both are in the historically-protected former gasometer. The focus of Yadegar Asisi's 360° Panorama of the Baroque halcyon days of Dresden is the daily life of citizens, shopkeepers, fishermen, servants and craftspeople in the Saxon town. He compresses the time from around 1695 to 1760 into an artistic snapshot of the Baroque era in Dresden. Immerse yourself in the past and see the scenes with historic characters like Peter the Great, Johann Friedrich Böttger, the inventor of porcelain, Johann Sebastian Bach or the court jester Joseph Fröhlich. See the arrival of the Sistine Madonna in 1754. Forgotten everyday moments with woodsmen and washerwomen along the Elbe, as well as sedan bearers, comedians and many more make this a real artistic representation of the era. The night variation also offers a glittering view. On display until 6th of January 2019.

Dresden: Guided City Walk with a Cup of Coffee

7. Dresden: Guided City Walk with a Cup of Coffee

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings the city's past back to life.  Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages. Experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger.  Stroll by top sights like the Residenzschloss and the Fürstenzug. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes, and Stallhof until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

Full day Tour to Dresden with Zwinger visit from Prague

8. Full day Tour to Dresden with Zwinger visit from Prague

Dresden's beauty disappeared during bombing raids on the nights of Feb 13th and 14th, 1945. But, as many other cities, Dresden has risen from the ashes like mythical phoenix, and is now restored to its original beauty. Ater enjoying a 3-hour drive you will arrive in Dresden. The tour begins in the historc center where you will visit the Zwinger. Gaze at the Zwinger Gallery's collection of famous masters. See the Sistine Madonna by Raphael along with paintings by Tizian, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach the Elder and of several Flemish artists. Next, view the rest of the Palace before visiting the rebuilt Church of the Virgin Mary. After your guided tour enjoy free time for lunch or shopping before returning to Prague.

Dresden: Historical City Tour of Dresden and Frauenkirche

9. Dresden: Historical City Tour of Dresden and Frauenkirche

Discover historical Dresden ‒ the so-called "Florence on the Elbe." Start your tour at the Dresden Castle and walk towards Dresden's famous landmark: the Church of Our Lady. Admire the elaborately and completely restored church not only from the outside, but get the chance to take a look at its magnificent interior. Continue to Fürstenzug, an important part of Saxon history, and to the stable yard of the Dresden Castle. Get an insight into the imposing building and get a glance at the Taschenbergpalais. Not to be missed on a tour like this is the Zwinger, a late Baroque masterpiece. En route, learn interesting and amusing facts about Augustus the Strong, before the tour ends at the Theater Square with the cathedral and the Semper Opera House. Please note that this tour will be conducted in German.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

10. Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

Enjoy an insightful tour of Dresden's main highlights that brings Saxon history to life. Learn compelling stories of the heydays and current events told in an exciting and humorous way by your professional guide. Meet your guide in the city center and get kitted out with headphones to hear them clearly before setting off together on your walking tour. First, experience the city's famous buildings on a tour of the historic old town. See Stallhof and Fürstenzug, the historic Neumarkt, Schlossplatz, and Catholic Hofkirche. Step inside the Frauenkirche (The Church of our Lady) and learn about the alter, the stunning murals and the historic crypt. Marvel at the baroque splendor of the unusual nave and the impressive lower church. Then, head over to Theaterplatz which boasts the Royal Palace and Semper Opera. Enjoy a stroll across the Brühlsche Terrasse with a view of the beautiful Elbe landscape. After this, continue the tour into the Zwinger District and experience the Saxon Baroque. Enjoy up-close views of the impressive sandstone sculptures which reveal many historic stories. Learn about the former function of the statues, the festival culture at the court of Augustus the Strong, and its current use as a museum.

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Wonderful concert! Outstanding musicians. Venue was nice, great acoustics! A little dark in the area surrounding the pavilion so we had to be extra careful.

The tour guide was super professional and we did a pleasant tour of the city. Highly recommended

It was a very beautiful evening. We bought the CD ourselves to remember this great concert.

Excellent musicians, very good acoustics, comparatively small frame. Great experience!

Stellar performance! The venue was cozy and acoustics were great.