1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Blue Wonder Bridge

Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

Product ID: 57948
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Experience a boat cruise along the Elbe and pass the scenic riverscape of Dresden on board a rustic paddle steamer or salon ship. Enjoy the view to the impressive castles and see the Baroque Pillnitz Castle.
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Duration: 2 - 5.5 hours
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English, German
Audio guide/headphones
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Discover Dresden and its fascinating old town on board a ship and marvel at the unique river landscape along the Elbe
  • Pass the 3 impressive castles and admire the panoramic view of Dresden's landmarks in the old town
  • Learn more about the eventful history of the city and enjoy the local cuisine on board
Full description
Discover the historic old town of Dresden aboard a ship and admire the most beautiful sites of the Elbe Valley. Start off at Terrassenufer and see the three famous castles: Albrechtsberg, Eckberg, and Lingner Castle, along the Elbe on the way to the villa quarter Loschwitz.

Pass the 4 famous Elbe bridges, whose histories affect the city up until now. The most memorable bridge is called Blue Wonder, which gets its name because of the color.

When you arrive in Pillnitz you will visit Pillnitz Palace. It was built in the 18th century under the Elector of Saxony August the Strong and is now the site of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Arts and Crafts) as well as the Schlossmuseum (Castle Museum). Take some time to explore the beautiful Pillnitz Palace garden. The garden is inviting in all four seasons.
  • Boat cruise Dresden - Pillnitz - Dresden (only if return journey booked as well)
  • Audio commentary (in German)
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer to/from pier
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Entry to Pillnitz

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Meeting point

• Your voucher must be exchanged for a valid ticket (at the ticket shop on pier #2) • Please collect your tickets up to 20-minutes before departure

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What to bring
  • Student card
  • Disability card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be canceled
• For wheelchairs or buggies, please notify the company in advance

From US$ 19.90 per person

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Product ID: 57948