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Böttger the Alchemist: 1-Hour Guided Tour in Dresden

Product ID: 943
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Enjoy an almost-magical 1-hour interactive experience in Dresden with costumed tour guides. Johann Friedrich Böttger answers the simplest questions on life with the most complicated answers, and portrays the curious side of the secret art of alchemy.
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Highlights
  • Discover interesting facts about the life of the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger
  • Enjoy an interactive experience with costumed tour guides
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Experience Barokkokko’s unique entertainment program, which successfully combines performance and drama where guests are removed from their passive roles and become part of the production themselves.

Johann Friedrich Böttger has been looking forward to the experience for a long time and at last he may introduce a hand-picked group of participants to the highest science of mankind. The grumpy alchemist already feels like a real professor and gives his “students” tremendously useful advice on how to handle the foodstuffs by using various instruments and preserving meticulous laboratory conditions.

It seems Böttger has already been eagerly engaged in researching the effects of mercury, arsenic, and lead, and now conducts his lectures with a slight moronic confusion. This can only be a good thing!

Böttger is generally credited with discovering the secrets of the creation of porcelain in Europe. He can only refer to the legend himself and disclose the real motives for the discovery of the porcelain recipe.

You experience a unique performance of mysterious incantations, leaving even the young potter pale-faced. As one of the most famous prisoners of Saxony (or as he calls himself, a member of the passionate club behind bars), Johann Friedrich naturally has a wealth of experience with the prisoners that were locked up with the black sheep of the alchemist guild.

He can therefore leave a creepy shiver up the spines of his guests and knows how to tell some of the weirdest alchemist jokes.
Includes
  • Walking tour

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Meeting point

At the Martin Luther Memorial in front of the Dresden Frauenkirche

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Private group bookings are available in German, English, or French.
The public tours at the scheduled times are in German only.

From US$ 257.33 Per group up to 12

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