What to see in Dresden?
Dresden is a metropolis full of interesting sights located in the east of Germany, on the Elbe River. It is the most important city in Saxony. It is often referred to as the Florence of the North or the city of the Baroque. Although it was largely destroyed during the Second World War, it still retains some of its former buildings. In addition, many of the monuments were rebuilt with the utmost care after the end of the fighting. On a trip to Dresden, you should therefore not miss the historic Old Town. What can you admire there? Above all, the magnificent Renaissance-Baroque castle of the Wettin Dukes of Saxony.
When touring Dresden, a visit to Zwinger is also a must. This is the rococo palace complex where King August II the Strong of Poland had his residence. The complex includes the beautiful Zwingerhof courtyard and the surrounding buildings: the Langgalerie with its intricately decorated Crown Gate, the Sempergalerie, the Mathematical and Physical Salon, the Nymphenbad fountain and the French, German, Porcelain and City pavilions. Interestingly, the facades of some of the buildings and the Crown Gate bear the Polish eagle and the coat of arms of the Polish Republic. You can admire here also numerous museum exhibits and many exotic plants growing in the former royal orangery.
Dresden sightseeing tours – where else to go?
Dresden is home to many beautiful religious buildings. Among the most important are the Holy Trinity Cathedral, also known as the Court Church, the Protestant Church of the Holy Cross, the 19th century synagogue in the Johannstadt district and one of the most recognisable buildings in the city: the Church of the Virgin Mary. This Protestant church with a beautiful dome with a diameter of 26 metres is located on the New Market Square. It is visited by thousands of tourists every day. Also worth seeing are the churches of the Epiphany, St. Anne, St. Matthew and the small parish church of Loschwitz.
In the centre of Dresden you can also admire several magnificent palaces: the Japanese Palace, where King August II gathered his collection of porcelain from Japan, the Taschenberg the king built for his favourite countess Anna Konstancja Cosel, the Kurland Palace, the Beichlingen Palace and the Cosel Palace. The museum located in the building of the former Albertinum armoury is also worth a visit. The Sempera Opera House, where works by composers such as Strauss and Wagner premiered, the Brühl Terrace Promenade and the city’s largest park, the baroque Großer Garten, are also important city attractions.
Free walking tour – Dresden with a professional guide
A guided tour of Dresden can be an experience you will remember forever. You just need to know which Dresden tours to choose in order to visit the city in a friendly atmosphere and to get to know its most important sights and secrets. If you’re travelling with a partner or a group of friends, then opt for our free tours of Dresden. These tours are guided by an experienced guide who will show you around the city in a fascinating way. What’s more, there is no entry fee – at the end of the tour you decide how much you would like to reward your guide for his commitment, knowledge and fun you had. On our website you will find free walking tours in Dresden, but also in other German cities: Berlin and Munich. We also operate in many great cities in Europe – including Gdansk, Vienna or Antwerp. If you decide to take our free walking tour, Dresden will hide no secrets from you!