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Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

1. Dresden: Semperoper and Old Town Tour

Take a walking tour of Dresden’s historical Old Town, and go inside the world-famous Semperoper with a local guide. Explore the Semperoper to see its grand Baroque architecture and ornate rooms, reconstructed in the original style. Head to, walk around Neumarkt, and explore other highlights like the Zwinger, Dresden Royal Palace, and Frauenkirche. Experience a tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house and immerse yourself in its rich history. Guided visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day when performances or other events are not taking place. Next, soak in the ambiance of Dresden Old Town as you follow your guide to cultural highlights such as the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and the newly-established Neumarkt. Warm up with a hot mulled wine (if option selected). Hear about how Dresden worked so hard to reconstruct its historical monuments along the way.

Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

2. 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.

Dresden: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tickets

3. Dresden: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tickets

Experience Dresden, capital of the State of Saxony. Lovingly known as "Florence on the Elbe" for its rich art collections, river views and baroque architecture, Dresden is a real gem. Take a tour of this historic city on an exclusive double-decker-bus, getting off and on as you like to admire the unique cultural monuments on offer. Your journey starts on the Theatre Square, near the Augustus Bridge. Decide yourself whether to take the uninterrupted 90-minute tour, of hop on and off the bus to absorb the city's splendors at your own pace. Your ticket includes diverse attractions and entry fees to various monuments around Dresden. Hear interesting stories about the famous Frauenkirche as you tour its exterior. Visit "Pfunds Molkerei," the prettiest dairy in the world. Tour the Dresden Zwinger Museums - a range of important baroque buildings that originally served as an orangery. A further attraction is a visit to the Procession of Princes, a vast mural painted on around 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles, the largest of its kind anywhere, depicting the Electors of Saxony on horseback. On sunny days, you will ride in an open-topped bus: all the better to enjoy the inspiring views of historic Dresden and the Elbe, and to capture those perfect souvenir photographs.

Dresden: Historical City Tour of Dresden and Frauenkirche

4. 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 Altstadt: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

5. Dresden Altstadt: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Discover Dresden’s historic city centre in a wholly new way with the Scavenger Hunt City Game. This is how the Scavenger Hunt City Game works: The city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Dresden’s wonderful historic city centre. Solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You don’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Additionally, for all the sights you visit, you will receive detailed information regarding their historical background, current use, and much more. It’s up to you when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Game through Dresden’s historic city centre and also how long you wish to stay at each location. Let yourself be transported on a mysterious and unconventional tour! You can take a break from your City Game at any time or even continue your Scavenger Hunt on another day – just as you like. You will pass numerous cafes and restaurants, perfect for lingering a while whenever you feel you need a rest. Experience Dresden’s historic city centre with the Scavenger Hunt City Game in a unique way. Simply book the City Game, get it sent to you or pick it up, and you’re ready to go. You start at the Theaterplatz, in the immediate proximity of the Semperoper. Next, you will pass the Augustusbrücke and the Katholische Hofkirche on the way to Brühl’s Terrace. You can also discover the Academy of Fine Arts, with its impressive dome, and the architecturally unique New Synagogue. Of course, you will also see the famous Frauenkirche, the Dresden Castle and the Zwinger. There is no need to make an appointment for your Scavenger Hunt City Game. Simply book the City Game box and get it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price) or notify us and come pick it up during our opening times – then you’re ready to go.

SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

6. SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

Depending on what you would like to see, you can enjoy the ride with the ConferenceBike from the Neumarkt, past the Kulturpalast, Altmarkt, Kreuzkirche, Residenzschloss, Theaterplatz (with Zwinger and Semperoper), Schlossplatz, Fürstenzug, or many other highlights in Dresden. Your guide will introduce you and your group to Dresden. This refreshing tour is for those interested in culture who would like to actively explore the city of Dresden. The ConferneceBike can drive (almost) everyone: including older people, children, people with balance disorders, or people with disabilities.

Dresden: Classic Old Town Tour

7. Dresden: Classic Old Town Tour

Experience the beauty of Dresden and discover the historic heart of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. Let this spirited and humorous tour tell you all about the Saxon lifestyle, architecture and culture as wells as the history of Dresden. Stroll the historic street of the old town with your local guide and see the most famous buildings. Enjoy the baroque Zwinger with the Kronentor gate, the famous Semperoper at Theaterplatz, the Taschenbergpalais, Dresden Cathedral, Dresden Castle, the Fürstenzug, the Frauenkirche (with interior visit), the newly-rebuilt Neumarkt, Brühl's Terrace with a view of the state ministries, the new Synagogue, the Altmarkt with the Kulturpalast, and much more.

Dresden: Festive Christmas Concert in the Zwinger

8. Dresden: Festive Christmas Concert in the Zwinger

Experience a festive Christmas concert of classical music with famous waltzes and operetta melodies by renowned artists from Bach via Mozart to Vivaldi. The Dresden Residenz Orchestra presents classics of highest accomplishment under the direction of Prof. Igor Malinovsky. Enjoy the concert in the historical ambience of the Wallpavillon at the Zwinger, Theaterplatz, 01067 Dresden in the Zwinger. The Baroque ensemble has provided an impressive venue for art and music since the 18th century. Even in the days of Augustus the Strong, the best and most well-known musicians and orchestras in the world made guest appearances there.

Full day Tour to Dresden with Zwinger visit from Prague

9. 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.

Florence on the Elbe: Tour of Dresden from Berlin

10. Florence on the Elbe: Tour of Dresden from Berlin

Travel from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours on this fantastic day tour. Journey across Neustadt (New Town) and experience the picturesque “Canaletto View” with the Augustus Bridge to the left, the Dresden Cathedral to the right, and the Elbe River in front of you. Crossing over the Augustus Bridge, which offers a breathtaking panorama, you’ll continue on to the Altstadt (Old Town). Here, the Old Market Square, the New Market, and Theaterplatz are home to most of the famous sights, which you can explore on foot. See the Frauenkirche, Brühl's Terrace, the Zwinger with the Kronentor gate and the Semper Gallery, as well as Dresden Castle with the fantastic Green Vault, the Fürstenzug, and the Stallhof. The vaults are among the oldest in Dresden and were only uncovered after the reunification of Germany. You should also not miss out on seeing the Dresden Fortress.

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What people are saying about Theaterplatz

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4.8 / 5

based on 5,394 reviews

Our guide (Ms. Blau) was great and not only shone with knowledge about Dresden, she was also very knowledgeable about general history. I would book again and again, super exciting and entertaining!

Dagmar is just great, the tour was entertaining and very interesting. In addition to historical facts, nice anecdotes and love of home were also presented. A great hostess, thank you.

The city guide was very well read and was able to answer (almost) all questions. She conveyed the information in a very charming and humorous way. Highly recommended.

This is such a great way to see a city with teenagers - thoroughly recommend and looking forward to doing another one.

Very competent guide with a lot of expertise and a good sense of humor.