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Dresden: Zwinger Guided Tour

1. Dresden: Zwinger Guided Tour

Experience the splendor of the Zwinger, one of Dresden's most famous buildings. Marvel at the beautiful architecture inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Inside the Zwinger, an expansive courtyard with fountains and lush lawns hints at lavish 18th-century celebrations. Behind the stone walls, world-renowned art collections attract all types of visitors. A certified tour guide will guide you through the rich history of Dresden's splendid collections of paintings and porcelain as well as milestones of scientific inventions. Learn more about powerful Roman Gods and playful nymphs. Walk through 300 years of turbulent history and hear about the lost and recovered art during WWII.

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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: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

3. 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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Dresden: Guided Walking Tour with Coffee

4. Dresden: Guided Walking Tour with 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. 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.

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

5. 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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From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

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

7. 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.

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

8. 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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Dresden: City Walking Tour

9. Dresden: City Walking Tour

Gain fascinating insights into the history of Saxony and its rulers, the house of Wettin, on this guided tour Explore Dresden's past and present in one day as you travel from the Zwinger into the heart of the old town, the Neumarkt and the Church of our Lady. Compliment your journey into Dresden's past with photos and videos of times gone by provided by your guide. During this 90-minute tour, you will discover the history of one of Germany's oldest dynasties, as well as unearthing curious tales of its electors and kings. You'll also enjoy a typical local delicacy, which changes with the seasons and remains a surprise.  After your tour, get recommendations on the best restaurants and bars from your local guide, as well as suggestions on how best to spend the rest of your time in Dresden.

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What people are saying about Zwinger

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 649 reviews

We had a really great guided tour through Dresden with tour guide Klaus / Claus. The large amount of extensive information has become much easier thanks to his dry and charming humor. You could feel how much love he speaks of his city. It never got boring or uninteresting. We were able to take a lot of knowledge with us and are very grateful for the great recommendations, whether cafes, restaurants or museums. We took almost everything with us :). It's really worth it! Klaus, a passionate tour guide! Please keep it up. a heartfelt thank you. Maja & Jeni from Berlin

Despite the bad weather, our guide made the tour definitely worthwhile with knowledge, wit and charm! In no way "stiffly" or "dull" the text talked down. ;-)

It was noticed to the city guide that he does his job with passion. Super kudos.

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

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