"Combo tour: city tour on foot and by bus combined"

Bus and Walking Tour combined

This tour is very popular, because it allows you to experience a lot of Dresden in a short time.

It consists of a walking tour through Dresden’s Historic Old Town and a driving tour by bus (either on your own bus or one we’ll rent for you)

The walking tour comprises all the famous sights of the Old Town: the baroque Zwinger, Semper Opera House, the Frauenkirche and many more.

After that we explore the surroundings by bus.
There we find elegant residential houses and villas, the romantic river landscape at the Elbe with its broad meadows, vineyards and splendid architecture. Three palaces in a beautiful vineyard bear witness to the exciting history of the people who lived there. We drive over the historic bridge “The Blue Wonder” and see a cosy village on the other side of the river. The tour includes a stop at “Pfund’s Dairy” which was named by the Guinness Book of Records “the most beautiful dairy shop in the world”. Of course, the final highlight of the tour is the Baroque Quarters Inner Neustadt.

© Fotolia/ Foto: Christiane Hering - SemperoperPfunds Molkerei© DMG/ Foto: Christoph Münch - Gläserene Manufaktur

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3 hour combo tour for groups with their own bus 140,- Euro (guide’s fee)

Upon request we can rent a bus, coach, minibus, van or taxi for you. (Prices differ according to availability and group/vehicle size)

Special Offer:

I will be more than happy to adapt the drive to special requests regarding the route on the city tour.
We can also take the opportunity to alight from the bus or taxi for a drink somewhere at a beautiful place.
Drinks and snack catering is available upon request.

 

 

"Costume Tour: Dresden Christmas"

Walking tour through the Dresden Christmas Markets with the portly baker Zacharias Zuckerkern (aka actor and singer Dr. Stephan Reher)

Dresden – the Christmas City! – Can you smell the enticing scents of cinnamon and incense wafting through the air? Isn’t your mouth watering at the thought of a cup of delicious spiked Christmas punch? Wouldn’t you like a slice of stollen, that tasty German Christmas cake?

But what’s behind everything that the Striezelmarkt and the other Christmas markets have to offer?

Go on a clever and contemplative yuletide excursion with the portly baker Zacharias Zuckerkern.

Come with me and find out:

  • What in the world is a Pflaumentoffel?
  • Why do pyramids rotate in Germany?
  • Where is the longest Christmas cake in the world?
  • What will a whispering stollen tell us?
  • Just how lucky is Neunerlei, the nine-course Christmas Eve meal?

If you want to know the answers, then this is the tour for you! Zacharias  will show you around the exotic world of Christmas in Dresden and the city’s Christmas markets. He’ll let you in on all of the Saxon secrets: Dresden Christmas traditions, specialties from the Ore Mountains, Christmas anecdotes, stories and songs to laugh, dream and sing along to. And of course the portly baker will show you where the best mulled wine is!

2 hour costume walking tour – Fee for your portly guide, the baker Zacharias 225,- Euro  

Special offers including mulled wine or nonalcoholic Christmas punch available on request

The group size should not exceed 25 persons –

Only in the Christmas Season – Not on Saturdays!

 

"Dresden Ghosts – The spooky city tour!"

The secret archivist Lindhorst (aka actor and singer Dr. Stephan Reher) will introduce you to the ghosts of the Saxon residence in a costume tour at night.

When night falls, the streets are empty and the bats circle the Hausmann Tower, a different world comes into view: the Dresden ghosts step out of their vaults, from the waves of the Elbe, out of mysterious cellars and the deep dark past – into the light of the moon.

Secret Archivist Lindhorst knows them all because he lives in their world.

On this entertaining walking tour you’ll learn all about the white lady on Palace Square, the ghost of the Bishop of Meissen, the walled-in nun on Rosemary Lane, the student Anselmus and his love of a green snake and much, much more.

Have a look at Dresden that no mortal has ever seen. –

Only after nightfall!

2 hour costume walking tour with spooky stories and fantastic songs – Fee for your guide Mr. Lindhorst: 225,- Euro

"Dresden criminal tour"

In this entertaining costume tour Doctor Watson (aka actor and singer Dr. Stephan Reher) leads you on a musical trail through Dresden’s crime scenes.

Feared bandits, unscrupulous killers and crafty con men – all of them were up to no good in the Saxon royal residence. Some of them have even become the heroes of verses and songs, anecdotes and witty horror stories.

These include the bandit Lips Tullian and the Black Guard from the Tharandt Forest, the notorious Johannes Karasek and the con man Karl May, otherwise known as one of Germany’s most celebrated authors of adventure literature and inventor of the Apache Chief Winnetou.

Famous criminals also need celebrity victims: for example, the great Dresden painter Gerhard von Kügelgen, who bumped into an assassin; the violin virtuoso Gunkel, whose ex-lover shot him in the tram; even the Saxon King himself was in on the fun!

Dresden’s history is more exciting than a mystery thriller!

This musical costume tour is a entertaining and humourous city walk for mystery fans. You will see the scenes of famous historical crimes and hear the criminal secrets of Dresden’s alleyways.

2 hour musical walking tour – Doctor Watson’s fee: 225,- Euro

 

"Musical City Tour"

Mr. Balthasar Briesemuth Biedermann (aka actor and singer Stephan Reher) will show you around Dresden’s historic district, where the city’s breathtaking baroque skyline rises over the banks of the beautiful Elbe River.

The dignified gentleman in the red frock coat will show you the Cathedral, Theater Square, Semperoper Opera House, the Royal Palace and the Zwinger. We will also visit the resurrected New Market Square and the one and only Frauenkirche, also known as the Church of Our Lady.

Numbers, dates and buildings aren’t the focus of this entertaining tour, rather the faces behind the facades and the people who made history. Mr. Biedermann will take the bronze figures off of their pedestals and bring them to life for you.

Gallant tales, exciting intrigues, hearty ballads, tragic and amusing events – Bänkelsänger Biedermann knows them all and will let you in on Dresden’s most intimate secrets. Whether in myths or legends, satirical songs, history or tales, facts or rumors – you will never have been more informatively entertained or more amusingly informed!

On this costume tour you will experience a fascinating walk through the historic old town with Zwinger, Royal Palace, Theatre Square and Frauenkirche.

2 hour musical walking tour – Fee for Mr. Biedermann 225,- Euro

 

Alternative Offer:

Musical tour through the baroque quarters Innere Neustadt

Follow Mr. Biedermann to the baroque district built by Duke August the Strong as his royal city. Have a swinging stroll on the trail of  the Golden Rider around the elegant Königstraße with the Dreikönigskirche und the Japanese Palais. This magnificent part of the residence was originally preserved and is now meticulously restored to its former splendor.

2 hour musical walking tour  – Fee for Mr. Biedermann 225,- Euro

Combo Tour:

You can combine both tours…

for an entertaining and diverting overview walking tour with many lively songs, in-depth information and amusing anecdotes.

Mr. Biedermann’s fee for a 3 hour musical walking tour 275,- Euro

These tours do not include inside visits of museums, cathedrals etc.!

This tour can also be given in baroque dress:

 

musikalischer Dresden Altstadt Rundgang in barocker Robe

"From the Baroque Quarter to trendy Outer Neustadt"

If you already know the historic old town – Dresden continues on the other bank of the river Elbe – and it’s just as beautiful and fascinating!

We start from the „Golden Rider“ – the gilded equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong, Duke of Saxony and King of Poland, who ordered the “New King’s Town” to be built in the 18th century. We walk along a beautiful plane tree avenue, called Haupstraße (Main street). Much has been originally preserved: Elegant patrician buildings, artisan arcades, secluded courtyards.

Special highlights:
Dreikönigskirche (Three King’s Church), historic Market Hall, Societaetstheater (original baroque theatre building), artisan arcades, Königsstraße, Japanese Palais and Albertplatz.

At the close of the 19th century Dresden grew rapidly due to industrial development and the increasing population – so a new quarter was created 150 years ago, in an era we call Foundation period (Gründerzeit): Outer Neustadt. Its architecture has some of the finest examples of period houses in Europe.

Today Outer Neustadt is the trendy and multicolored center of alternative culture, art and nightlife.

Highlights of Outer Neustadt:
Kunsthofpassagen (artisan courtyards), Martin-Luther-Platz, Pfund‘s Molkerei (mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as the most beautiful dairy shop in the world), the old Jewish cemetery and lots of interesting people from the whole world.

 

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3 hour walking tour – Fee for the guide 140,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 150,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 170,- Euro

 

"From Dresden’s Old Town to the Baroque Quarter"

First you will see the historic Old Town with its famous highlights like the Zwinger, Semper Opera, Frauenkirche, etc. After that we will take a pleasant walk over the Augustus Bridge to the opposite bank of the river Elbe – and a whole new part of the residence.

Like Prague’s famous Charles Bridge (Karlovy most) Dresden boasts of the Augustus bridge which leads directly from the Royal Palace to Dresden’s baroque quarters, called “The New King’s Town”.

Enjoy the splendid panorama view of the historic old town’s skyline and the scenic surroundings. Just arrived on the other side you stand before the „Golden Rider“ – the equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong, Duke of Saxony and King of Poland.

This is the start of the baroque quarter’s exciting story. The historic quarter has been originally preserved and meticulously restored. So you can walk past splendid patrician buildings, romantic courtyards with magnificent boutiques, artisan arcades, antique shops and high-class art galleries.

Other highlights of the tour are the Dreikönigskirche, the Japanese palais with its lavish park and the historic market hall.

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3 hour walking tour – Fee for the guide 140,- Euro

For groups of more than 10 persons 150,- Euro
For groups of more than 20 persons 170,- Euro

"Dresden Outer Neustadt – the trendy Bohemian Quarter"

We start at one of  the most beautiful squares in Germany, the Albertplatz with the famous pair of fountains and walk into the multicultural and trendy neighborhood we call the Outer Neustadt.

This quarter dates from the so-called Foundation period (late 19th century) and its architecture is originally preserved with some of the finest examples of art nouveau apartment houses in Europe.

This is Dresden’s centre of alternative culture. You’ll find colourful painted facades, street art, a multitude of pubs, bars, restaurants of all categories and many extraordinary shops in narrow streets and secluded courtyards

Special Recommendation: the Kunsthof-Passage which was designed by young Dresden artists. It consists of several courtyards with fantastic animals, the court of the elements and many extraordinary artistic installations. Here you find a lot of restaurants and craft-art shops

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Highlights of this walking tour:
Kunsthofpassagen (artisan courtyards), Martin-Luther-Platz, Pfund‘s Molkerei (mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as the most beautiful dairy shop in the world), the old Jewish cemetery and many interesting people from the whole world.

2 hour walking tour – Fee for the guide 95,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 105,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 125,- Euro

 

 

 

"Dresden Baroque Quarter and Artisan Arcades"

Join us on a pleasant walking tour through the Baroque Quarters. Built as “New King’s Town” in the 18th century, Augustus the Strong made his dream of a Baroque residence come true.

The famous king himself sits enthroned over the main street as the famous gilded monument “Golden Rider”. From there our walking tour begins through a shady plane tree avenue, winding streets, romantic courtyards and royal view axes.

The unbroken rows of baroque patrician houses, originally preserved and restored at great expense, provide a good impression of how Dresden used to look. You can stroll around the centuries in a relaxed atmosphere.

This is the place with the highest concentration of artisan shops in Dresden. Charming arcades have sprung up in the Baroque townhouses. Numerous artisans, artist galleries, antique shops and various eating establishments combine a unique shopping experience, delicate handicrafts and relaxation opportunities.

The highlights of this tour:
Golden Rider, baroque Dreikönigskirche (Three King’s Church), Artisan Arcades, historic market hall and the Japanese Palais with its lush park near the river.

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2 hour walking tour – Fee for the guide 95,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 105,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 125,- Euro

 

"Costume Tour with August the Strong"

Dresden – A Golden City in its Golden Age!

Duke Augustus the Strong receives you in a private Audience and shows you his personal sights of Dresden.

Join Augustus the Strong on a walk throug Dresden’s Historical District, full of gallant stories, amusing anecdotes and loads of fun and information!

He will show you his own special Dresden experience – as it was in his lifetime: Gallant, luxurious and full of splendour.

He loves art, theatre and luxury. His most wonderful treasure, the Zwinger Palace, is what you might call his own party location.

So he has a lot to tell – about his life and times, his beautiful city, and of course his many mistresses!

Get to know the truth about Countess Cosel’s tragical fate, broken horse shoes, August’s legendary strength and his crowd of children.

The City Walk with August the Strong comprises:
Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House at Theatre Square, Taschenbergpalais, Procession of the Princes (Fürstenzug), Royal Palace, Cathedral at the Palace Square, Frauenkirche and New Market – and many more

1,5-2 hour walking tour with Duke August the Strong 225,- Euro

Special Offer:

If you’d rather stay inside and have an evening entertainment for your farewell dinner, company event, anniversary, wedding, birthday or etc. then why not book an Audience with the Duke indoors in a nice historical atmosphere?

Or would you like a show on a bigger scale – with courtiers, mistresses, dancers, court jester etc.?

We can give you a whole baroque experience!

Just contact me and we’ll fix your personal arrangement

"Individual city tour: Dresden just for the two of you"

For Dresden visitors who are young (or old) and in love … and for those who are waiting to fall in love.

A great day awaits you with a romantic carriage tour and a stroll through the lover’s lanes of the historical old town of Dresden with some nice stories about the amourous adventures in the lavish olden days. Finally in stylish atmosphere you will taste a sweet dish we call “Hot Love” – it’s vanilla ice with hot raspberries.  

 

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We start with a walking tour around Dresden’s historical Old Town with all the famous highlights: The Zwinger Palace, the Theatre Square with Semper Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Frauenkirche and many more. In 90 minutes you will see beautiful architecture, sample the atmosphere of a baroque city and its love for splendor and lavish festivities

After that a romantic carriage tour awaits you just for the two of you with a glass of sparkling wine.
Duration: about 30 minutes.

This pleasant expericence finds its finale in a nice Dresden café with vanilla ice and hot raspberrys. For this you will receive a voucher (you can use the amount of money on the voucher for an different order in the café, of course)

Duration (without coffee break) 2,5 hours. Price: 166,- Euro

This includes , for two persons:

  •  Guided city walk through the old town
  •  Carriage tour 
  •  Voucher for vanilla ice with hot raspberrys in a special Dresden café  
  •  Glass of sparkling wine

"Night tour of Dresden Old Town"

Walk Dresden’s alleys with the Night Watchman

When night falls over Dresden’s Old Town, follow the Night Guard on his way through dark alleys and the magical atmosphere of romantically lit squares and streets. 

Enjoy Zwinger, Semperoper and Frauenkirche by the light of the night – a very special experience. The Dresden Night Watchman sings his songs, and entertains you with funny or mildly scary stories about the history of Dresden, its beautiful buildings, interesting people – and their secrets they hid in dark places…

1,5-2 hour walking tour with the Night Guard 225,- Euro

Special Offer:
If you have already experienced the Old Town why not join the Night Watchman on a walk through the Baroque Quarters right on the opposite side of the river Elbe? A picturesque historical district awaits you there, built by Duke Augustus the Strong 300 years ago – you will see the Japanese Palais, the Golden Horseman, the baroque boulevard Königsstrasse with beautiful courts, gardens, alleys and passages.

The Video you see here is in German – the tour for you will be in English, of course!

 

"City Tour Dresden Old Town for School Classes"

Dresden City Walk for School Classes or Student Groups

This pupil- or student-orientated city walk will arouse curiosity and interest for the history of our beautiful city. We bring you facts without too many figures and make history an exciting story. We don’t do long-winding explanations – Our city walk is lively and interactive as it combines expertise and humour. This is our city walk for school classes and student groups, always orientated towards the age and background of the group and the study topics.

You can tell a lot of stories about the famous Zwinger Palace. A little bit of a fairy tales for the younger children, relaxed and humourous for the older pupils and students. The topics will be architecture, biblical and mythological issues, poverty and wealth, the system of absolute monarchy, war, peace and reconciliation in old and new times.   

Sightseeing will not comprise inside visits of museums or the Royal Palace – churches will be visited, provided they are open at the time of the tour.

City Walk Historic Old Town for school classes comprises:
Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House at Theatre Square, Taschenbergpalais, Procession of the Princes (Fürstenzug), Royal Palace, Cathedral at the Palace Square, Frauenkirche and New Market – and many more

90 minute walking tour Historic Old Town 105,- Euro
(for groups of more than 30 persons 125,- Euro)

*For larger groups it is advisable to book a second guide for increased quality of experience.

This offer can be combined with other tours – we also do pupil-orientated bus tours in Dresden.

This tour does not include inside visits of museums etc.!

This is an exclusive tour, so no individual guests will be able to join.

Recommendation:
The State’s Museums (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen) offer free entrance into their museums for pupils and students under age 17.
https://shop.skd.museum/webshop/?___store=english&___from_store=english

Other museums also give discounts for pupils, students and groups

https://www.verkehrsmuseum-dresden.de/en/your-visit/tickets
http://www.stadtmuseum-dresden.de/adresse-preise-oeffnung

"Your personal body guide"

Accompaniment for individual guests and small groups
(Respecting your personality, keeping the necessary distance, polite, easy and reliable)

Being in an unknown city on your own isn’t always fun – I’ll be happy to help you to discover Dresden. Maybe you don’t like the organised and standardised group travels, maybe you have special requests or you are looking for insider information?

I can show you all the beautiful sides of the city – in a relaxed mood and in your own time. I accompany you wherever you want me to – on an individual  sightseeing tour, in shopping districts, in restaurants, the opera or the theatre. I help you cross the language barrier and show you Dresden as only a local can – as your personal Body-Guide.

Fee: 45,- Euro per hour, for 1-5 Persons.

"On the trail of Meissen porcelain"

Even though Meissen is famous for having the oldest porcelain manufactory in Europa – the invention of the „white gold“ took place in Dresden.

Join me on a tour of discovery, to track down the trail of porcelain in Dresden!

We start at the location of the secret alchemist laboratory where Friedrich August Böttger found out the secrets of Chinese porcelain.  
This spot is situated at the beautiful Brühlsche Terrasse, which is called “Europe’s balcony”: You will see magnificent works of art made from this precious material. You will see it, feel and even hear it on our walk through the old town of Dresden.

As an enjoyable completion of the tour we will have our coffee and cake from real Meissen porcelain tableware.

Upon request we will visit the collection of porcelain from China, Japan and Meissen in the Zwinger Palace.

Of course, you will also see all the highlights of Dresden on the walk through the historic old town.

 

 

 

 

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2 hour walking tour.
Fee for the Guide 95,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 105,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 125,- Euro

(plus coffee, cake and admission to the Porcelain Collection)

"Classic Walking Tour through Dresden’s Historic Old Town – the best-selling city tour"

Classic walking tour through Dresden’s Historic Old Town – the best-selling city tour

Can you see a lot of Dresden in a short amount of time?

Yes, you can! The most beautiful attractions of Dresden are situated only a short walk apart.

Short Description City Walk Historic Old Town

This walking tour shows you all the famous sights of Dresden. Of course you will visit the baroque Zwinger, the Semper Opera House on the Theatre Square, the Royal Palace, or the magnificently reconstructed town houses on the New Market Square (Neumarkt). You will visit masterworks of sacred architecture, like the reconstructed Frauenkirche and the Cathedral. But that is not all: You will see a great deal more interesting and unique places. We will tell you the history of our city and its buildings – with expertise, charm and humour.

City Walk Historic Old Town comprises:
Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House at Theatre Square, Taschenbergpalais, Procession of the Princes (Fürstenzug), Royal Palace, Cathedral at the Palace Square, Frauenkirche and New Market – and many more

Residenzschloss Dresden

Semperoper Dresden

Fürstenzug Dresden

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2 hour walking tour Historic Old Town 95,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 105,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 125,- Euro

3 hour walking tour Historic Old Town 140,- Euro
for groups of more than 10 persons 150,- Euro
for groups of more than 20 persons 170,- Euro

This offer can be combined with other tours – depending on how long you plan to stay in Dresden.

This tour does not include inside visits of museums etc.!

This is an exclusive tour, so no individual guests will be able to join.