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Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

Activity provider: Dresden Information

Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

Activity provider: Dresden Information
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Booked 12 times yesterday

Experience an atmospheric tour of Dresden at nightfall and see the sights of the city with a historical night watchman. Look forward to spooky stories and amusing anecdotes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


1.5 hours
  • Theaterplatz

  • Semperoper

  • Zwinger

  • Dresden Castle

  • Fürstenzug

  • Schlossplatz Dresden

  • Brühl's Terrace

  • Dresden Frauenkirche

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Main stop
End point
  • Discover Dresden at dusk and admire the impressive sights in the illuminating evening light
  • Enjoy a classic night watchman tour and look forward to spooky stories
  • Admire the historical Frauenkirche, see the famous Semper Opera House and take a look at the Zwinger
Full description

Explore the beautiful Old Town of Dresden with a historical night watchman. Sip on Schlummertrunk, a small alcoholic drink before visiting the main highlights like Semper Opera House, Dresden Frauenkirche, and more.

Begin your tour with rings of the watchman’s horn in narrow alleys, and the light of his lantern which penetrates the darkness. With his halberd, he protects the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters even in the darkest corners.

Look forward to an entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Furthermore, take a look at the beautiful sights of the city. See the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger, walk over the palace square, and get a glimpse of the Brühlschen Terrassen.

  • Night watchman tour
  • Tour guide
  • 1 small liqueur ("Schlummertrunk")
  • Attraction tickets

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the König-Johann monument on the Theaterplatz in front of the Semper Opera House. Look for the night watchman guide with a lantern.

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Important information

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  • A maximum of 4 children tickets per adult can be booked
  • The tour start time may change according to the sunset
  • The tour takes place in accordance with current hygiene regulations
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4.5 /5

based on 1701 reviews

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The guide tried his best and told us a lot about the city. From other night watchman tours, however, we were used to a greater historical reference; from our point of view, it resembled a normal city tour with a few night watchman “inserts”. Nevertheless, it was very good and we learned a lot about Dresden.

July 13, 2022

the tour with the night watchman (oh dear his name... Ger... not Klaus) was SUPER! we learned a lot about the history of the city, country and people, were not overloaded during the march through the old town and were well prepared with the starter drink anyway. Great guide, thanks again!!

July 6, 2022

We had the night watchman Klaus, this very likeable and funny man is great and can only be recommended... if there were 8 stars, he would have earned them! We had a lot of fun and laughed a lot. And we also learned a lot about the history of Dresden because he told it so well...thanks again for this great regards Michael from Lower Saxony...

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June 21, 2022

Product ID: 99036