Dresden Private Tour

Price:
250 EUR
Basic Information
Total time
2 h 30 minutes
Language
English, German
Meeting point
Martin Luther Statue at the Neumarkt (next to Frauenkirche)Go to map
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About

Dresden, beautifully set at the river Elbe, is one of Germany’s most wonderful cities, with the famous porcelain-like, baroque architecture dominating its silhouette. Fittingly, the capital of Saxony hides a grandiose history of princes and kings, but also its fair share of tragedies.


Elbe is often described as the line dividing the Germanic and Slavic civilizations of old – we would argue and claim that it actually connects them, and you can feel that in Dresden. The city was once a small Slavic settlement and so its name sounds very familiar to anyone speaking Czech, Slovak, Polish or Sorbian. A small village turned into a city built around a castle in the 13th century and grew into one of the most important trading centers of the region at the end of the Middle Ages. One of the sources of its prosperity was silver and lead mined in the nearby Rudavy mountains. It was also then, at the end of the 15th century, when Dresden was elevated to become the seat of the Holy Roman Empire’s prince-electors. But it wasn’t until the early 1700s, when it really started to shine. It was then when the Saxon princes of the Wettin dynasty were elected Kings of Poland and Grand Dukes of Lithuania and Dresden gained its almost imperial grandeur. Zwinger Palace, Frauenkirche and the redesigned Dresden Castle are only a few pearls among dozens of baroque structures adorning the panorama.


Yet, it was not to last forever. The events of the 20th century, Nazi domination and subsequent World War 2 left the city famously bombed to the point beyond recognition. However, unlike many of its Western German counterparts, the city centre of Dresden was painstakingly restored using old techniques and design elements and now, together with Warsaw, its stands as the most impressive example of historical reconstructions in Europe. So much so that while walking along its cobbled streets, you might not even notice that it’s all… new.


On our tour, we will present you with the history of the city and its current lively face. We will be sure to make you understand how the Germanic organization merged with Slavic hopeless romanticism to form one of a kind Central European fusion.


On this tour, you will see:



  • Neumarkt & Frauenkurche with the staue of Martin Luter

  • Fürstenzug – the gallery of the prince-electors of Saxony

  • Dresden Castle

  • Altmarkt – Kreuzkirche – palace of culture

  • Brühlsche Terrasse

  • Hofkirche

  • Semperoper

  • Zwinger Palace near the Elbe bridge


Today, Dresden is a leading tourism and educational hub and attracts visitors from Germany and abroad. A short ride from Prague and Berlin helps to plan it as a short weekend trip, but it can also be a base to discover the beauty of Saxony with the nearby Bautzen, the centre of the Sorbian culture or Meisen, famous for its medieval old town and porcelain.


Contact us in order to get more information about our private offer including prices, dates and booking rules.


Meeting Point
Martin Luther Statue at the Neumarkt (next to Frauenkirche)

BOOKING RULES
This is a private tour. You can book any date without a set hour, we will contact you and determine the starting time that suits you.



Nice walk around Dresda

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

Today we had a really nice and entertaining walking tour with our young guide (unfortunately I can’t remember his name..). He was good and everything is gone smoothly.

Ruggero

Excellent walking tour of Dresden

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

Dominika did an excellent job. She was very knowledgeable and informative. She had a great sense of humor and was able to share the history of Dresden and make it come alive. Highly recommended.

Denver

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

We enjoyed our tour with Dominika. Her stories about the city’s history were interesting and entertaining. She had a good sense of humor and dealt well with the distraction of the loud demonstration that seemed to follow our tour around the city center that day.

Andy

Excellent, Informative and Entertaining

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

We had a fantastic tour of Dresden. We were only in town for 2 days and felt that the tour really gave us a great overview of the history and all the best sites to see on our 2nd day.

Mark and Sara

Informative, interesting and very enjoyable

Rated 5.0 out of 5
7 months ago

An excellent introduction to Dresden and it’s fascinating history. The Italian guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionately shared information with us.

Megan



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