Dresden Private Walking Tour

Dresden Private Walking Tour

Meetingpoint: In the Old Town

Duration: 2h

Maximum 25 participants per Guide

You will learn about:
• the fascinating history and stunning architecture of this old german city
• about the rise of the city into a major cultural center before it met its tragic fate during WWII
• The history of the Catholic Court Church
• The lifestory of King Augustus the Strong, who desired to be King of Poland and converted to Catholicism
• The last King of Saxony, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, wife of Anthony of Saxony.
• long history of musical premieres from Semper Opera House, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
• how the city return to grandeur from the ashes of the 1945 allied bombing
• about the baroque and rennaissance architecture of the city.
• the story of the oldest Royal House of Europe, House of Wettin

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Katholische Hofkirche, Schloss Strasse 24, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

Step into your comfortable shoes and meet your guide in the charming Old Town to discover the fascinating history and stunning architecture of the old german city. We will begin our adventure in Dresden's beautiful Old Town and the first stop will be the Catholic Court Church that stands as one of Dresden's foremost landmarks. When this cathedral was built, in the 18 th century, the general population of Dresden was protestant but its rulers were catholic. In the crypt the heart of King Augustus the Strong is buried along with the last King of Saxony and the remains of 49 other members of the Wettin family, as well as the remains of people who married into the family, such as Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, wife of Anthony of Saxony.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Semper Opera House (Semperoper), Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

Close by we will be able to get a closer look at the beautiful Semper Opera House, regarded as one of the most beautiful European opera houses. The building is considered to be a prime example of "Dresden Baroque" architecture and has a long history of premieres, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Dresden Zwinger, Theaterplatz 1 Ostra-Allee, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

Our next stop will be at world-famous Zwinger Palace, one of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in Germany. With its pavilions and galleries, the “Crown Gate”, the “Nymphs’ Bath” and not least the gardens in the Zwinger courtyard, it is an oasis for every visitor to Dresden.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

We move to the star of our tour: the Dresden Castle, one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Germany. Over more than seven centuries it was the residence of the Electors and Kings of Saxony from the House of Wettin. With the help of your experienced guide, learn about one of the oldest Royal House of Europe, House of Wettin, a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors and kings that once ruled territories of present-day German states of Saxony and Thuringia for 953 years.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Frauenkirche Dresden, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany

A tour of Dresden is incomplete without a visit to city's most famous landmarks: the Lutheran Church of Our Lady. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. Also, the locals like to say that: “The church is to Dresden what St. Paul's Cathedral is to London”.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Procession of Princes, Augustusstrasse, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany

The best is yet to come! We shall finish our tour with a view of as the largest porcelain artwork in the world: The Procession of Princes. The mural displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors, dukes and kings of the House of Wettin between 1127 and 1904 and it is located on the outer wall of the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle.

Duration: 20 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"This walk tour suitable for any age"
"For this walk tour no transportation needed"
"Activity Level: Easy"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duration: 2 Hours
Start location: Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Local Guide who will be with your group only
  • Private guided Tour
  • Possible customizing on tour with your local guide on the spot

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Katholische Hofkirche
  • Entry/Admission - Semper Opera House (Semperoper)
  • Entry/Admission - The Dresden Zwinger
  • Entry/Admission - Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz
  • Entry/Admission - Frauenkirche Dresden
  • Entry/Admission - Procession of Princes

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