Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Meet your guide at the Golden Rider, where your off-the-beaten-track tour will begin. The Baroque quarter of Dresden is the essence of old Dresden: it's a historic district with many lovingly-restored passages, courtyards, and alleys. Enjoy a guided walk exploring the well-preserved architecture through the narrow streets and romantic courtyards of this neighborhood. Let yourself be carried away by the entertaining stories that your night watchman will tell you and learn more about the transformation of Dresden from the former Altendresden to the inner city of Neustadt. Complete your tour at the Cannalettoblicke, where you can admire the view to the other Elbseite of the old town, which is truly an unforgettable sight.
He told the historically development if Dresden in a funny but very informativ way. I was atonished to learn that the old town of Dresden i fact was once the new town and the other way round.
Enjoy an insightful tour of Dresden's main highlights that brings Saxon history to life. Learn compelling stories of the heydays and current events told in an exciting and humorous way by your professional guide. Meet your guide in the city center and get kitted out with headphones to hear them clearly before setting off together on your walking tour. First, experience the city's famous buildings on a tour of the historic old town. See Stallhof and Fürstenzug, the historic Neumarkt, Schlossplatz, and Catholic Hofkirche. Step inside the Frauenkirche (The Church of our Lady) and learn about the alter, the stunning murals and the historic crypt. Marvel at the baroque splendor of the unusual nave and the impressive lower church. Then, head over to Theaterplatz which boasts the Royal Palace and Semper Opera. Enjoy a stroll across the Brühlsche Terrasse with a view of the beautiful Elbe land...
Discover the beauty of Dresden and discover the gorgeous old town in an amusing way. See the most famous sights of the city and admire the lovely buildings like the Dresden Castle, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and the newly-built Frauenkirche. Learn more about the bygone days of Dresden and the countless ways in which it was destroyed over the course of World War II. Remember to smile and enjoy the truly delightful areas of the old town with a glass of bubbly prosecco.
Discover the Dresden baroque quarter with the most famous womanizer in the world. Let Casanova take you back in time and learn more about history and the city. Casanova was far more than just the darling of women: theologian, lawyer, spy of the Inquisition, director of the French lottery, actor, and a lucky knight. Walk with him through the picturesque streets and discover the Golden Rider, the stately home of August the Strong, the Epiphany Church, and the artisan passages. Afterwards, visit a romantic vaulted cellar where you can taste Saxon wines. Try three of these delicious treasures and stay a little longer.
The wealth of the Wettin princes and the baroque splendour of Dresden would hardly be imaginable without the lavish income from ore mining in the Erzgebirge. The art treasures and craftsmanship, the cultural landscape, the scientific institutions or even the traditions and folk art of the Erzgebirge are unique in the world. Recently this has also been recognised by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee. Get to know the toy village Seiffen on the entertaining tour through the Ore Mountains. The production of wooden toys became the main occupation in the village after the end of mining. Here, almost 80 small family businesses compete in the production of wooden art; nutcrackers, smoking men, pyramids, hooped animals and much more are still largely made by hand here. A Seiffen wood designer leads you through her workshop. On the way to Freiberg, the first Saxon mining town, stop at...
Begin your tour by entering the Semperoper to discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn more about the incredible acoustics and storied history of the beautifully arranged auditorium. With your guide, discover the many cultural highlights of Dresden as you discover the old town of the city. See many notable landmarks such as the Zwinger built in the Baroque style, the museum complex of Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche, and the newly-established Neumarkt. To finish your tour, enjoy the German tradition of drinking a warming local mulled wine at the Christmas market by the Dresden Frauenkirche in the Münzgasse.
With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.
There’s no better activity during the festive season than exploring a traditional German Christmas market in Dresden. After being picked up from your accommodation in Prague in a group of no more than 8 people, drive for 2 hours to reach your festive destination. Explore the Dresden Christmas Market, the oldest yuletide market in Germany known locally as “Striezelmarkt”. Sip on warming German mulled wine as you go. Allow your local English-speaking guide to lead you on a walking tour through the city, passing all the highlights before stopping to dine on a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Along your journey, stop off at the stunning Saxon Switzerland National Park and take in breathtaking views over the Elbe canyon from The Bastei. Take an easy walk across the famous sandstone bridge in the national park and admire the ruins of the old rock castle from the 12th century. Get...
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You learned something different from Dresden than just standing there and that with a lot of humor from the night watchman. From its cultural side, the baroque quarter doesn’t have to hide because, in my opinion, it can clearly keep up with the "old town". The nice thing about this tour is that you discover places that you don't expect from the new town. therefore only my recommendation applies here for this tour you have to experience it once.
We were very enthusiastic about the 1 1/2 hour night watchman tour through Dresden's Neustadt. You really got to know many corners of Neustadt that you didn't know about before. The night watchman conveyed a lot of information in a very funny way, great fun listening to him.
The night watchman loves and lives his role very authentically and gave us an amusing and informative evening - even though there were only two of us. So we could get to know Dresden from another side and would definitely do the tour again. Thanks for the great experience!
With this tour we came to hidden backyards with breathtaking flair, individual shops, bars and wine bars that we would never have found ourselves. A veteran of night watchmen made this tour a fun and educational discovery tour. Thanks a lot for this!
The night watchman is a funny fellow who brings his knowledge about the new town of Dresden in an interesting way. He showed us great places in winding alleys that we would never have discovered. We recommend!*****