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Dresden Walking Tour of the Historic Old Town

  • 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
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.

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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent, informative friendly tour

We really enjoyed the English-language tour given by Karola. She was great at putting the history of Dresden into its Saxon, German and European contexts for us and relating it to things we already knew. I learned a lot and enjoyed the company on a...More

Thank emma n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An interesting look at old town through a local’s eyes

Our guide was very knowledgable and charming. We visited all of the main landmarks and got some valuable insight to appreciate the history and architecture. Well worth the money.

Thank NovisAdventurer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good short tour

It is well worth doing this tour if you are short on time. We wouldn't have known what we were looking at and whether it was "original" or a rebuild. The guide had a lot of photos showing before and after for some of the...More

1  Thank Ozi-gal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good informative walking tour

Our guide showed us the wonderful sites of Dresden and gave us a flavour of its history, geography and culture.

Thank London Academic S
Reviewed August 4, 2018
Informative, inspiring and fun

We had this tour in July 2018 and really enjoyed it. The tour briefly covered the major sites in the historical old town, but the guide Karen (an American lived in Germany for many years) introduced these landmarks with captivating historical background, intriguing people stories...More

Thank Chen Y
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Avanish M
September 8, 2018|
Response from marlenes854 | Reviewed this property |
This tour was only about 2 hours. We had a great guide -- she was enthusiastic, and she packed in so much information. It might have run a little over, but not much. It was more than worth the money and our time.
Rich B
July 25, 2018|
Response from marlenes854 | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that if there's less than a certain number of people, there'd be no problem in joining at the last minute. There were only about 8-10 people on our tour -- plenty of room for more. Then again, it was the end of... More
Rich B
July 25, 2018|
Response from Martjie L | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so as you make the payment online. The guide only takes tips.
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