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Schlossplatz Dresden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

1. Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

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.

Dresden: Shared Small Group Walking Tour in English

2. Dresden: Shared Small Group Walking Tour in English

Let your guide bring the history of Dresden to life on this guided walking tour in the Old Town. Explore the multi layered history of the city through captivating stories about rulers, love, betrayal, and war. Meet your guide amid the monuments and churches surrounding Schlossplatz square near the River Elbe. Find out how the city developed from a small fishing village. Continue along the narrow cobbled streets to Theaterplatz square which is dominated by the imposing Semper Opera house. See the Zwinger palatial complex and hear about the ruler that built it as a display of wealth and power. Walk on through the open spaces of the reconstructed Royal Palace. Follow in the footsteps of dukes to reach the Royal Stables and Baroque-style Frauenkirche. End your tour with views from Brühl's Terrace which overlooks the Elbe river.

SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

3. SRF CoBi | City Tour by ConferenceBike

Depending on what you would like to see, you can enjoy the ride with the ConferenceBike from the Neumarkt, past the Kulturpalast, Altmarkt, Kreuzkirche, Residenzschloss, Theaterplatz (with Zwinger and Semperoper), Schlossplatz, Fürstenzug, or many other highlights in Dresden. Your guide will introduce you and your group to Dresden. This refreshing tour is for those interested in culture who would like to actively explore the city of Dresden. The ConferneceBike can drive (almost) everyone: including older people, children, people with balance disorders, or people with disabilities.

Dresden: River Elbe Smartphone Audio Tour

4. Dresden: River Elbe Smartphone Audio Tour

Stroll along the cobbled streets of Dresden as you listen to audio commentary on your smartphone. Enjoy the historical charm and admire the breathtaking views over the Elbe. After installing the app, start your audio tour at Schlossplatz. Admire the stately architecture and sweeping views over the Elbe Valle as you explore the city center. Learn the meaning behind the sculptures on Brühl's Terrace. Pause the tour at any time to take a break, make a detour, or spend more time at one location. Hear interesting facts and stories about the city, including the origin of the Balcony of Europe and the story of Saxony's White Gold. Enjoy unlimited access after booking, including a virtual tour after your stay.

Dresden: 10-Hour-Tour from Berlin by VW-Bus

5. Dresden: 10-Hour-Tour from Berlin by VW-Bus

Travel from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours on this fantastic day tour. Journey across Neustadt (New Town) and experience the picturesque “Canaletto View” with the Augustus Bridge to the left, the Dresden Cathedral to the right, and the Elbe River in front of you. Crossing over the Augustus Bridge, which offers a breathtaking panorama, you’ll continue on to the Altstadt (Old Town). Here, the Old Market Square, the New Market, and Theaterplatz are home to most of the famous sights, which you can explore on foot. See the Frauenkirche, Brühl's Terrace, the Zwinger with the Kronentor gate and the Semper Gallery, as well as Dresden Castle with the fantastic Green Vault, the Fürstenzug, and the Stallhof. The vaults are among the oldest in Dresden and were only uncovered after the reunification of Germany. You should also not miss out on seeing the Dresden Fortress.

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What people are saying about Schlossplatz Dresden

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,885 reviews

We were in a manageable group of 7 interested people + guide. Since it was quite windy, our guide always tried to find a place that was as sheltered as possible. After an obligatory toast, each of us received a small liqueur (to warm up). Then it started. We were provided with lots of facts and figures about the sights and personalities of the respective era. Our guide always lightened things up with one or two anecdotes. We were extremely satisfied with our tour. :-)

I took the tour with my mom to refresh our knowledge. The friendly night watchman did a great job of captivating our small group of 15 people with her stories. She presented all the information to us in a very amusing way. Unfortunately it was very cold and wet that day, but as we all know, you can't choose the weather.

The night watchman was very nice and knew a lot about the present and the past. It was very interesting to listen to her, I highly recommend it if you are interested in the Dresden walls and the like and what you have to see.

Very good !!! The night watchman told many interesting stories. You could tell he was having fun!!!

History was conveyed informatively with knowledge and humor! A great tour