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Dresden Walking Tour of the Historic Old Town

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This is a fantastic whistle-stop tour of Dresden Old Town that’s particularly well-suited for visitors who are short on time and want to see the city’s top historic sites. Get the most out of your experience by having a guide give you historical background information, as you traverse Dresden’s famous plazas and boulevards. Stops include Theater Square, the Royal Palace, and the Zwinger.
  • Visit top attractions, such as Dresden Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady
  • A great choice for travelers with limited time to see multiple attractions
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Dresden to learn about its history
  • This is a wheelchair accessible tour
What to Expect
After meeting your guide, your tour of the magical Old Town of Dresden begins. See more in a short time while learning about the impact World War II had and how the city worked hard to reconstruct its historical monuments. There will be plenty of regal sites to see, including the Royal Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Mews, which contains a mural depicting a parade of rulers known as the “Procession of Princes.” See the Church of Our Lady and also the lively Theater Square, which is full of monuments and museums. Another highlight is the Zwinger, a beautiful baroque-style palace. This is a fantastic, action-packed tour, which gives a glimpse into Dresden’s fascinating past and how the city rebuilt itself.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Schloßplatz, Schloßpl., 01067 Dresden, Germany
1h 30m
Return Details
Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
  • Guided tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
  • Entry/Admission - Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
  • Entry/Admission - Bruehlsche Terrasse
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Seena cheerfully led our freezing group into the sunshine as much as possible, and entertained us with the royal history of the city. She even gave us places to warm up with hot chocolate, and revealed many funny scandals of the royal family I would highly recommend Seena as
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This is my first paid tour and to be honest, I was quite disappointed. It was the only bad one I had this trip (and the only paid one at that), and I've had a total of seven. First, I don't understand why we didn't even go to Bruhl's Terrace. It was a walking tour but we were
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Response from Jana M, Inhaber at Dresden Walking Tour of the Historic Old Town
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Wanderluzzzy, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our tour. Dresden is a very compact town - not too much of walking needed to see all famous sights for first time visitors. We do not rush and check off the sights, but love to talk about the history and let you know quite a few stories too. Bruehls terrace is included - either from top or from the river side. Each guide has his/her preferences and we also try to include the guests wishes. So please feel free to let us know on the spot, if you wish to go somewhere special. I encourage my guests to do so and am happy to get new questions and wishes. In the case you come back - we'd be happy to make you happier. Best, Jana
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A wonderful way to get to know Dresden and its history. Our guide Laura was knowledgeable and funny.
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Passionate and knowledgeable guide. Gave us a great sense of the history of Dresden and the current environment. An enjoyable tour for young and old.
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Claudia was a great tour guide. Prompt and very knowledgeable of the history of the old city. Very well organized and good use of time. Tour ended in the plaza in front of the Church of Our Lady. Perfect timing and place to grab lunch after the tour.
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