"Shopping Tour in Dresden"

Dresden has many unique locations for shopping special and beautiful things.

There are, of course, the spacious shopping malls in the inner city – they bring you all the international brands you would expect in a metropolis.

But if you are looking for something different, things you won’t find anywhere else – why not join your guide into the narrow streets of Dresden Baroque Quarter and Outer Neustadt?  

The Baroque Quarter 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, high-class boutiques and various eating establishments combine a unique shopping experience, delicate handicrafts and relaxation opportunities.

After that we delve into the colourful and multicultural atmosphere of Dresden’s „alternative center“, Outer Neustadt. This is where students and artists live. Here is Dresden’s most trendy neighbourhood with an exciting history and an abundance of unusual bars, shops and artist’s workshops.

If you are looking for sandals made of camel leather, salt from the Dead Sea, an evening dress made of a boiler suit – anything is possible! Many special things are made out of ordinary materials and delicate works of art out of all stuffs imaginable.

You will find aromatic spices, fragant tea, beautiful pottery and many unique artefacts, often made and sold in tiny locations by very interesting persons who can tell you compelling stories – in the end you might like to close the day in a typical Neustadt pub or restaurant.

You don’t have to buy anything! Just look around, rummage, experience, learn, feel and enjoy –

Don’t worry – Most of the people in the Neustadt speak English fluently. And if you meet someone who doesn’t, I am always there to cross the language barrier for you!

 

 

 

 

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Fee for the Guide: 45,- Euro per hour.

"Experience Dresden on land, on water and from the air"

Dresden tour with paddle steam boat trip on the river Elbe*.

This Dresden tour is a very special experience. You will see Dresden from many surprising perspectives and use 3 different means of transport on your way.

From the historic old town you embark on a paddle steamer cruise. On this historic steamboat you have an especially magnificent view to the buildings of the old town, the famous Elbe palaces, the vineyards and the elegant residential villas, accompanied by your Dresden guide.

A paddle steamer trip with the Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt gives you romantic landscape and a breeze around your nose, elegantly sliding past the most beautiful views of the city and its singularly beautiful surroundings. This is a special kind of city tour!

At Blasewitz we berth in the midst of Dresden’s most beautiful villa district. On a leisurely walk we cross the famous “Blue Wonder”, our most beloved historical bridge, and stroll through the romantic fishing village Loschwitz situated directly at the river.

From this place we are aiming high: We take the historical funicular, one of Dresden’s  mountain railways, up to a district called “The white Stag” (Der weiße Hirsch). This area housed one of the most exclusive health resorts of the 19th century. You can still feel the atmosphere of the elegant spa in the lavish villas and the lush gardens.

After that we travel by tram into Dresden Neustadt where we will take a coffee break at Pfund’s Dairy. This place is deemed “the most beautiful dairy shop of the world” by Guinness’ Book of Records. Here we will have a cup of coffee and a slice of Eierschecke, the famous Dresden cake speciality.

After the coffee break we return to the old town by tram. – Upon request we can also arrange a bus transfer.

 

 

 

 

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3 hour tour, Fee for the Guide 165,- Euro
plus 28,- Euro per Person for

  • ticket for paddle steamer trip
  • ticket for funicular railway
  • coffee break
  • ticket for the tram rides

All this is included in the price of 28,- Euro per person

Upon request we can book a bus transfer vor the trip back from Pfund’s Dairy to your hotel

Paddle steamers operate from Easter until approximately November 1

*Attention! Sometimes a modern paddle steamer is used for a tour – I have no influence on that.