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Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Dresden, the capital of the beautiful state of Saxony, on a double-decker bus and get off as often as you like at any of the 22 stops to see the sights there. Take advantage of several activities included with your ticket, such as an evening cruise, a night watchman tour, or a children's city tour, as well as entrance fees to various monuments. Begin your journey at the main Postplatz/Zwinger stop or any of the other stops. Decide for yourself whether you would like to take part in a continuous 90-minute city tour past Dresden's most important monuments, or choose to hop off the bus at any point of interest and take a closer look at the respective attraction or monument. Visit the world's most beautiful dairy shop, Pfunds Dairy. Continue to enjoy a guided tour of the Dresden Zwinger, a baroque building complex with gardens that was one of the most important buildings of its time. Another highlight of your excursion is the visit to the Fürstenzug, a monumental image of a cavalcade on 23,000 ceramic tiles considered the largest porcelain image in the world. What's more, listen to interesting explanations about the famous Dresden Frauenkirche, which you will get to know during an outdoor tour. On sunny days, enjoy impressive views of historic Dresden and the Elbe from the open roof of the bus, a perfect position for taking dreamy souvenir photos.

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Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

2. Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

Experience an interesting 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. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Let your German-speaking guide share the countless interesting cultural highlights of Dresden with you on this tour and discover the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche and the newly-established Neumarkt.

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Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

3. Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

Experience an evening in the Dresden Zwinger in Classical style and let pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven and other famous composers of the era enchant you. Decide which performance of which composer's pieces you'd like to hear and enjoy masterpieces of classic, spirited polkas at a concert of waltz dreams or hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Program 2021/2022 Winter Dreams Music of Spring - all shows start at 5:00 PM Waltz Dreams – all shows start at 5:00 PM Vivaldi - The Four Seasons Masterpieces of Classics - all shows start at 5:00 PM Viennese Classical Arts - all shows start at 5:00 PM Summer Nights - all shows start at 5:00 PM Autumn Colors - all shows start at 5:00 PM Russian Dreams Italian Night Mozart's A Little Night Music Mozart's A Little Night Music

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Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

4. Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

Discover the incredible Dresden Elbe Valley from a whole new perspective and see the city by Segway. Get an introduction to this trendy 2-wheeled transportation, then head on to the most famous sights of the city. Start at the Königsufer and travel to the historic Frauenkirche. Ride by the magical Dresden Castle and the famous Zwinger, then see the Semperoper and the impressive Dresden Cathedral. Enjoy the elevated view from your Segway and discover the most beautiful side of Dresden in a swift and comfortable way.

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Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

5. 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: Smile Tour with Prosecco

6. Dresden: Smile Tour with Prosecco

Discover the beauty of Dresden and discover the gorgeous old town in an amusing way. See the most famous sights of the city and admire the lovely buildings like the Dresden Castle, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and the newly-built Frauenkirche.  Learn more about the bygone days of Dresden and the countless ways in which it was destroyed over the course of World War II. Remember to smile and enjoy the truly delightful areas of the old town with a glass of bubbly prosecco.

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Scavenger Hunt Through Historic Dresden

7. Scavenger Hunt Through Historic Dresden

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.

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Dresden: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour in German

8. Dresden: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour in German

Experience Dresden's rolling comedy stage as two hilarious comedians have the bus roaring with laughter. Explore Dresden in a fun and unique way on this 90-minute round trip and show with a bus. Enjoy a great mix of comedy, historical anecdotes and spontaneous humor. See the real life locations to the jokes, the Zwinger, the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Saxon Parliament, the Yenidze, and the Loschwitz Bridge. Enjoy the Canaletto View.

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

9. 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 Berlin: Guided Day Trip to Dresden

10. From Berlin: Guided Day Trip to Dresden

Join this fascinating day trip to Dresden aboard your coach hired just for this round trip to Dresden. Dresden was the royal residence of the Saxon Kings, who established a city of such cultural and artistic splendour it was named “The Pearl of the Baroque.” To this day it is still considered one of Germany's most beautiful cities. During the tour you’ll explore the immaculately restored Old Town and Old Market, including the famous Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the Semper Opera House, and the Balcony of Europe – once Dresden's defensive rampart on the River Elbe. You will also wander around the Zwinger medieval fortress – home to the Old Masters’ Collection featuring works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, and more. During the tour, you will also learn about the Albertinum, Blue Wonder, Dresden Castle, Taschenberg Palace, and Procession of Princes. Walk by the Augustus Bridge, Brühl's Terrasse and the New Market. Hear stories of Dresden at the time of August the Strong (who allegedly sired 300 children), emotional wartime experiences, and the Communist era. Discover the vibrant city of today, and enjoy free time to visit the world-class museums, relax on the waterfront, or stroll through the flea market.

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What people are saying about Zwinger

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 432 reviews

We had a really entertaining city tour with our bus driver. There were always additions to the importers from the driver himself, funny and informative.

very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.

Super great tour with beautiful insights into the state capital! Will definitely be repeated.

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

It was great, a tour all over the city to see all historical monuments.