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Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

1. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

Historical Walking Tour: Travel back in time, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear facts and stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, 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 the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Then, follow your guide to the Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. Chocolate Museum: Included with your tour is entry to Dresden's chocolate museum, which you can visit either before or after your walking tour. Dresden was known as Germany's "capital of chocolate" and is considered to be the place where milk chocolate was invented. From here it was exported worldwide. Experience this delicacy's fascinating history and what really good chocolate is all about. Learn surprising facts about the numerous chocolate factories in 19th-century Dresden. Discover one of the world's largest collections of chocolate moulds by Anton Reiche and trace the long path from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate. Afterward, find out what the first chocolate bars may have tasted like and what really good milk chocolate tastes like today.

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From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

2. From Prague: Bastei and Dresden Small-Group Day Trip

Combine history, culture, and nature on this day trip from Prague. Travel in a comfortable minivan with wifi, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the Bastei Bridge, the most popular part of Saxon Switzerland, located just a 2-hour drive from Prague. Enjoy panoramic views of the Elbe Canyon and River and walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and the ruins of an old Neurathen rock castle. Continue through Saxon land to the city of Dresden, notable for its stunningly rebuilt architecture and modern cultural history. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, discover this city's rich architecture and see for yourself what makes it a popular royal retreat. Visit some of its historical monuments such as the Royal Palace and the Zwinger Old Master Gallery. Here, see masterworks including the ‘Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael and admire the domed Frauenkirche (Church of the Virgin Mary).  In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore the rest of the city at your own pace.

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From Prague: Guided Dresden Day Trip with Lunch

3. 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: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine

4. Dresden: Advent Tour with Stollen Tasting and Mulled Wine

Experience the colorful hustle and bustle of the Dresden Christmas markets! See the most beautiful places in Old Town and learn about Dresden Stollen, Pflaumentoffel (dried fruit figurines), and Ore Mountain woodcarvings while surrounded by enticing scents and sparkling lights. Your journey begins at Neumarkt with the famous Frauenkirche, followed by the Procession of Princes. After this, you will go to the Royal Palace, the Semper Opera, the Zwinger and finally the Striezelmarkt.  Visit the three most beautiful Christmas markets with their gorgeous huts and sweet treats and stroll through the world-famous squares of Dresden's Old Town. Your guide will show you the world of Saxony's Christmas traditions. See the world's largest Christmas pyramid and an enormous, Saxon Schwibbogen (candle holder) . Enjoy a tasting of Stollen cake and mulled wine.

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Dresden: City Walking Tour

5. 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

The city tour was very informative, fun and varied. We were only disappointed with the chocolate museum and its “tasting”

Def. Recommendable tour. Small, very informative chocolate museum with a really great shop.

Unfortunately, some structures were scaffolded due to construction work.